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HirshhornKidsAtHome

Youth and Family Programs
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Preschool (0 to 4 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)
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Language Arts And English, Science, Social Studies, Arts :
Smithsonian Staff
Youth and Family Programs

Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of HIRSHHORN KIDS into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at HIRSHHORN KIDS at home and here on the Learning Lab!

HIRSHHORN KIDS at Home is part of #HirshhornInsideOut, a Hirshhorn-wide initiative to bring the Museum into your home. Follow along and share on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

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Sculpting in Space

<p>Make your own abstract sculpture inspired by Barbara Hepworth!</p><p>We want to see your creations! Share on social media <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hirshhorn/">@hirshhorn</a> with <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hirshhorninsideout/">#HirshhornInsideOut</a>.</p> <p>Time: 45–60 minutes | Skill Level: Beginner| Topic: Nature and Negative Space</p>
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Contain Yourself

<p>Most kids love to collect something. Whether it be rocks or mini-figures, break out your recyclables and some tape and design a structure for your favorite thing or collection! Design a structure for your favorite thing or collection.<br><br>Time: 30–45 minutes | Skill Level: Intermediate | Topic: Collections</p><p></p><p>We want to see your creations! Share on social media <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hirshhorn/">@hirshhorn</a> with <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hirshhorninsideout/">#HirshhornInsideOut</a>.</p>
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Avant-Garde Aluminum

<p>Paint your own aluminum sculpture inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s giant <em>Brushstroke</em>.</p> <p>We want to see your creations! Share on social media <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hirshhorn/">@hirshhorn</a> with <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hirshhorninsideout/">#HirshhornInsideOut</a>.</p> <p>Time: 20–30 minutes | Skill Level: Beginner | Topic: Movement </p>
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MAKE IT: Coffee Filter Sculpture

<p>In this <strong><a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/explore/kids-at-home/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</a> </strong>project<strong>, </strong>you will <strong>transform a flat coffee filter into a sculptural work of art inspired by artist Sam Gilliam. </strong>All you need is a coffee filter, some markers, and a spray bottle or cup of water. </p> <p>time: 30–40 minutes | skill level: beginner | topic: 2D to 3D transformation </p> <p></p> <hr /><p><strong>About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</strong><br /></p> <p>Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/for-kids/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS</a> into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at [add landing page] and here on the Learning Lab.</p> <p><br /></p>
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MAKE IT: Rock and Metal Sculptures

<p>Design a sculpture using your rock collection and metal items from your junk drawer.<br /></p> <p>We want to see your creations! Share on social media @hirshhorn with #HirshhornInsideOut.</p> <p>Time: 15–20 minutes | Skill Level: Beginner | Topic: Contrasting materials<br /></p><hr /><p><strong>About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</strong><br /></p> <p>Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/for-kids/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS</a> into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/explore/kids-at-home/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</a> and here on the Learning Lab.</p>
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MAKE IT: Catch the Sun

<p>Create a complementary colors suncatcher inspired by <em><a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/pat-steir/" target="_blank">Pat Steir: Color Wheel</a></em>. Gather some paper, crayons, cooking oil, and a brush and get started!<br /></p> <p>time: 20–30 minutes | skill level: beginner | topic: complementary colors</p> <hr /><p><strong>About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</strong> </p> <p>Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/for-kids/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS</a> into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at [add landing page] and here on the Learning Lab.</p>
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MAKE IT: Futurist Flowers

<p>Transform used cardboard materials into futuristic sculptures!<br /></p> <p>We want to see your creations! Share on social media @hirshhorn with #HirshhornInsideOut.</p> <p>Time: 30-45 minutes | Skill Level: Intermediate | Topic: 2D to 3D transformation</p> <p><strong>About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</strong></p> <p>Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/for-kids/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS</a> into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/explore/kids-at-home/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</a> and here on the Learning Lab.</p> <p></p>
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MAKE IT: A World in a Box

<p>Use your imagination to construct your own three-dimensional box inspired by artist Joseph Cornell.<br /></p> <p>We want to see your creations! Share on social media <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hirshhorn/">@hirshhorn</a> with <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hirshhorninsideout/">#HirshhornInsideOut</a>.</p> <p>Time: 30–45 minutes | Skill Level: Intermediate | Topic: Imagination  </p> <hr /><p><strong>About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</strong><br /></p> <p>Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/for-kids/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS</a> into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/explore/kids-at-home/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</a> and here on the Learning Lab.</p>
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MAKE IT: Nature inspired stamp painting

<p>Look outside your window and get inspired by the colors and patterns of nature! <br /></p> <p>We want to see your creations! Share on social media @hirshhorn with #HirshhornInsideOut.</p> <p>Time: 15–20 minutes | Skill Level: Beginner | Topic: Art inspired by nature</p> <hr /><p><b>About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</b> </p> <p>Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/for-kids/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS</a> into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/explore/kids-at-home/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</a> and here on the Learning Lab.</p><p></p>
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MAKE IT: Naturally You

<p>If you could be anything from nature, what would you be? Inspired by artist Thierry de Cordier, create a self-portrait using natural items. <br /></p> <p>We want to see your creations! Share on social media <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hirshhorn/">@hirshhorn</a> with <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hirshhorninsideout/">#HirshhornInsideOut</a>.</p> <p>Time: 15–20 minutes | Skill level: Beginner | Topic: Representation</p> <hr /><p><strong>About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</strong></p> <p>Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/for-kids/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS</a> into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/explore/kids-at-home/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</a> and here on the Learning Lab.</p>
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MAKE IT: Story Layers

<p>Reveal the layers within a story that matters to you with Mark Bradford. <br /></p> <p>We want to see your creations! Share on social media <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hirshhorn/">@hirshhorn</a> with <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hirshhorninsideout/">#HirshhornInsideOut</a>.</p> <p>Time: 60-90 minutes | Skill Level: Advanced | Topic: Storytelling</p> <hr /><p><strong>About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</strong> </p> <p>Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/for-kids/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS</a> into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/explore/kids-at-home/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</a> and here on the Learning Lab.</p> <p><br /></p> <p></p>
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MAKE IT: Scrap Life

<p>Can your space inspire you? Use scrap fabric, papers, and other objects to create a collage still life.</p> <p>We want to see your creations! Share on social media <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hirshhorn/">@hirshhorn</a> with <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hirshhorninsideout/">#HirshhornInsideOut</a>.</p> <p>Time: 45–60 minutes | Skill Level: Intermediate | Topic: Still Life</p> <hr /><p><strong>About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</strong></p> <p>Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/for-kids/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS</a> into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at <a href="https://hirshhorn.si.edu/explore/kids-at-home/" target="_blank">HIRSHHORN KIDS at home</a> and here on the Learning Lab.</p> <p><br /></p> <p></p>
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