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Dear Learning Lab Registered User,

Happy Winter! We're excited to share a set of hands-on art-making activities with easy-to-find materials for the classroom and at home. Use these Smithsonian Learning Lab collections to explore new artists and stories while sparking learning and creativity.

Warm wishes,
The Smithsonian Learning Lab Team
 

MAKE IT YOURSELF

INSIDE A DIAMOND

What would it be like to step inside a glittering diamond? Design your own mosaic of geometric shapes inspired by artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian.
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Abstract, geometric mosaic artwork with mirrored silver, green, and blue tiles created by artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

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COLLECTIONS

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EXPLORE PORTRAITS

SELF-PORTRAIT STORIES

Learn how Faith Ringgold uses quilts to tell stories, then create a quilt of your own! 
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Self-portrait quilt created by artist Faith Ringgold showing her flying over a New York bridge, standing in front of a skyline, and more

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PRINT AND CREATE

COLORING PAGES

Use these printable coloring pages to explore new stories and learn about change-making artists, activists, scientists, explorers, and more. 
Coloring page portrait of Frederick Douglass
Coloring page portrait of Esperanza Spalding posing with her instruments
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