Creativity Resource

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!

RAFT workshop
Event: Teachers

Artist-Inspired Art Installation

RAFT Summer Symposium Session with the Denver Art Museum
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:00pm4:00pm.

THINK BIG! Join us at the Resource Area for Teachers on July 20th from 1-4pm OR July 21st from 9am-noon. Be inspired by artists' process and learn how you can create a site-specific art installation at your school. More

Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Professional Development

Resource Orientation & Guided Workshops
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The Power of Plein Air
Lesson Plan

The Power of Plein Air

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine and discuss Rabbit Hunt by E. Martin Hennings, paying particular attention to the fact that it is a plein air painting (meaning it was painted outdoors).

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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?
Lesson Plan

Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of The Radcliffe Family, explore how artwork can lead to accurate, inaccurate, or incomplete historical conclusions, and explain why it is important for historians to obtain multiple perspectives and sources of information before drawing

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Children and adult standing around looking closely at the blue glass vase ( in the center
Creative Practice

Let's Look!

This routine can be done daily or weekly and takes about 5-10 minutes. It will encourage children to practice conversation, questioning, and close looking.

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Gallery game for kids and families in the exhibition The Western: An Epic in Art and Film at the Denver Art Museum

Gallery Game

Fun for Kids & Families in The Western
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