Tools for Learning at the Museum & In Your Classroom
Welcome to Creativity Resource, where classroom teachers, home-school educators, families with children, and anyone interested in learning can find inspiration for creativity and art!
As seen in her interview, artist Melanie Yazzie is never at a loss for ideas because she collects objects and images for a wall of inspiration in her studio.More
See how animals have captivated artists throughout history in the exhibition Stampede: Animals in Art. This cross-departmental exhibition brings together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art throughout centuries and across cultures. More
After reading about Vashti, students will be left feeling the possibilities of making art even when they aren't sure where to begin.More
In this lesson, students will learn that classroom rules and values are set in place to create a calm and peaceful environment.More
In this lesson students will have an opportunity to apply journalistic writing skills and their imaginations as they “report” on actual conflicts and write about how they imagine the conflicts would be resolved using the Nkisi Nkondi.More
Students will look at and discuss Coen’s painting Yellow Rain Jacket and write stories from the perspective of either the horse or the champion rider, exploring how the same details can be communicated differently.More
Creativity Resource is generously funded by a grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation. Special thanks to our colleagues at the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education. School programs are supported by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, the Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, Jim Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Additional support is provided by Scott Reiman, Connie Burwell White & William W. White Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation – Colorado Fund, and Harry L. Willett Foundation. The Free for Kids program at the Denver Art Museum is made possible by Scott Reiman and is presented by Bellco Credit Union.