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!
Join our Family Programs Facebook Group where we post Learn From Home materials every week, including the weekly Arts REACH calendar of activities created by The Ringling and other local arts organizations.
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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! Watch Kallie do some of these activities in our Quick Craft tutorials on Youtube.
Art BasicsPattern - blank paper, dot stickers or shapes, colored pencilsTexture - brown paper bag, objects with texture, drawing paper, pencilsSpace - template, colored pencils, crayon, or markersShape and Form - template, pencil or colored pencilsLine 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 markers. Watch a Quick Craft tutorial on Youtube. Circus 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 calculatorTrapeze Artists - template, crayons, string, tape, smoothie straw
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 ballColorful Venus - template or blank paper, oil pastels or crayons, colored cellophane or tissue paper, glueWatercolor Holidays - white paper, watercolor paints, paintbrushEmperor Justinian- crown: cereal box, scissors, markers or paint, other items for decoration; scroll: paper towel rolls, paper, glue, ribbon
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, water. Watch a Quick Craft Tutorial on YoutubeFlorida Sensory Painting - tempera paint, butcher paper or brown paper bagsNature Spaces - found natural objects, paint, spray bottle, absorbent paper
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)Watercolor & Oil - liquid watercolors or food coloring, cooking oil, white card stock, pipettes or a straw, large brown paperBaking Soda & Vinegar Paint - liquid watercolors or food coloring, white vinegar, pipettes, tray or sensory binAbstract Sculptures - markers, card stock, scissorsCircus Physics - pencil and calculatorCircus Catapult - popsicle sticks, rubber bandsCircus Route Planning - printed handout (if printer available) and marker
Virtual Family Tours
Animal Safari Family Tour - Go on an animal safari through art! Discover how artists portray animals in different ways. You will explore animals as pets, in the wild, at work, and even imaginary animals!
Meet The Ringling Family Tour - Meet the artworks in The Ringling collection.
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. Find the full Ringling Read Along Youtube Playlist
"Ish" by Peter Reynolds
Teacher Lesson Plans
All of the materials on this page are linked to Florida Standards and are appropriate for use with a school audience. Additional lesson books and teacher guides are available at https://www.ringling.org/teaching-resources
More Ways to Connect with Your Museum
Join our Family Programs Facebook Group.
Explore The Ringling Collection online.
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