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!

Culture and Community
Lesson Spark

Culture and Community

James Córdova is one of four artists who participated in Cuatro [4]: A series of artist interactions. James used his practice as a santero, an artist who creates images of saints, to activate the collections and help us see the collections in a new way.

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Time to Celebrate!
Lesson Plan

Time to Celebrate!

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of the Inca Large Jug, describe the kind of ceremonial, festive occasion in which the jug may have been used, and compare and contrast large celebrations in the ancient Inca Empire with those in modern-day American cultures.

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Frank Mechau, Wild Horses (one of six panels), 1936. Tempera paint on plywood; 45-3/4 x 102 in. Denver Art Museum: gift of Mrs. Frank Mechau, 1972.27F.
Exhibition

Stampede

Animals in Art
On View through May 19, 2019

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

Light in the Garden
Lesson Plan

Light in the Garden

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 20—30 minute lesson

Inspired by The Lesson in the Garden by Berthe Morisot, this activity will involve a scientific exploration of the effects of dark and light and its impact on color and shadows.

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