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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!

Questions, suggestions, or just want to say hi? Email education@ringling.org

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 Basics
Cellophane Collage
Fun with Chalk
Repeating Shapes
Watercolor Holidays
Texture Illustration
Positive and Negative Space
Shape and Form
Line Vocabulary - paper and pencil, template optional
Color Wheel Painting - color wheel template, red, yellow, and blue paint, and a paintbrush
 
Circus Arts
Circus Costume Design - colored pencils, crayons, or markers
Circus Poster Design - blank paper, colored pencils, crayons, or markers
Clown Makeup - template, scissors, crayons or colored pencils
Circus Postcard - template, printer, scissors, glue, markers
Create a Family Business  - pencil and paper
Circus Route Planning - printed handout (if printer available) and marker
Circus Physics - pencil and calculator
 
Museum Connections
Abstract Landscape Painting - canvas board or paper, paintbrush and paint, paper towel or drop cloth
Atlas Holding The Sky - model magic, clay, or play-doh and a small bouncy ball
 
Nature
Nature & Poetry - paper and pencil
Roses & Botanical Prints - paper and pencil
Tabletop 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 cleaners
Natural Dye - sauce pan, plant bases, fabric, vinegar, water
Florida Sensory Painting - tempera paint, butcher paper or brown paper bags

 

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)
Watercolor & Oil
Baking Soda & Vinegar Paint
Circus Physics - pencil and calculator
Catapult
Circus Route Planning printed handout (if printer available) and marker

 

Early Learning 

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.

Color Transfer - inspired by "A Color of His Own" by Lio Lionni (in English and Spanish) - paper, oil pastels or crayons, pencil

Book Making - inspired by "We Are In A Book" by Mo Willems - colored paper, string, hole punch, pencils and markers

More Early Learning Art Making Activities
Puffy Paint Circus Treats
Moon Dust Paint
Monsters
No 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 Art
The Poetry of Painting
Art Edits
Classicism in the Courtyard
Science and Circus
Ca' d'Zan Architecture
If I Ran the Circus
A Circus Celebration
Bayfront Gardens

 

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Questions? Contact education@ringling.org

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