A Collection of Art-Making Ideas by Artists
Open Studio makes contemporary arts education accessible to educators and students around the world by offering a collection of classroom activities created by noted international artists. The activities cover a wide range of materials, media, and subject matter and can be tailored to students of all ages. This project was originally conceived by Los Angeles–based artist Mark Bradford for the J. Paul Getty Museum and has since expanded to the Aspen Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
Explore the artist-designed activities below, and visit this page again for additional activities to be added in the coming months.
Alejandro Cesarco: Storytelling
Reutilize newspaper photographs to tell new stories.
Matthew Ritchie: Open Diagram
Create a simple working diagram of your own personal universe – and share it with others.
Rivane Neuenschwander: The Portrait of a Phantom
Create a portrait of a phantom using art and language.
Huma Bhabha: The 5 Senses
Create works of art using the five senses as inspiration.
Andrea Bowers and Cori Redstone
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training: Banner Making
Use art to speak truth to power and create change.
Kay Rosen: ABCDEFGHI!
Create a work of art using language as the subject.