Learn From Home
The Ringling is actively working to support students, caregivers, and teachers during this period of learning from home. The resources offered here are updated frequently, so please check back often. Remember, you don't need to have a closet full of art supplies at home to create and enjoy the activities listed here. Get creative and use the materials you have on hand!
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Art Making Activities
The projects below are inspired by different artworks and objects in The Ringling collection and are suitable for all ages. We are working on optimizing all of these projects for you to do at home, but in the meantime we invite you to get creative if you don't have the same supplies on hand!
Art BasicsCellophane CollageFun with ChalkRepeating ShapesWatercolor HolidaysTexture IllustrationPositive and Negative SpaceShape and FormLine Vocabulary - paper and pencil, template optionalColor Wheel Painting - color wheel template, red, yellow, and blue paint, and a paintbrush
Circus ArtsCircus Costume Design - colored pencils, crayons, or markersCircus Poster Design - blank paper, colored pencils, crayons, or markersClown Makeup - template, scissors, crayons or colored pencilsCircus Postcard - template, printer, scissors, glue, markersCreate a Family Business - pencil and paperCircus Route Planning - printed handout (if printer available) and markerCircus Physics - pencil and calculator
Museum ConnectionsAbstract Landscape Painting - canvas board or paper, paintbrush and paint, paper towel or drop clothAtlas Holding The Sky - model magic, clay, or play-doh and a small bouncy ball
NatureNature & Poetry - paper and pencilRoses & Botanical Prints - paper and pencilTabletop Rock Garden - small rocks, shallow container, small toy Pollinators & Butterfly Symmetry Painting - cardstock, paint, water dropper or small paintbrush, string, sponges, cork, stamps and pipe cleanersNatural Dye - sauce pan, plant bases, fabric, vinegar, waterFlorida Sensory Painting - tempera paint, butcher paper or brown paper bags
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)Watercolor & OilBaking Soda & Vinegar PaintCircus Physics - pencil and calculatorCatapultCircus Route Planning - printed handout (if printer available) and marker
Ringling Read Alongs
It's our popular ROAR! program connecting early literacy with art making! Watch one of our Ringling Read Along videos linked below, and then find directions for an art making project inspired by the book in the video description on Youtube or in the list below.
More Early Learning Art Making ActivitiesPuffy Paint Circus TreatsMoon Dust PaintMonstersNo Mess Painting at Home
Lesson Plans for Teachers
Many of these lesson resources are geared towards on-site visits, but they do contain activities and concepts that can be applied at home or for distance learning. We are currently working on optimization.Collaboration in ArtThe Poetry of PaintingArt EditsClassicism in the CourtyardScience and CircusCa' d'Zan ArchitectureIf I Ran the CircusA Circus CelebrationBayfront Gardens
More Ways to Connect with Your Museum
Join our Family Programs Facebook Group.
Explore The Ringling's online collections.
Read The Ringling Blog
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