Museum From Home

Teaching from home? Need something extra to keep young minds and hands active? Enjoy the collection through our eMuseum plus these fun, educational resources designed to spark the imagination of art explorers of all ages. Grown-ups welcome, too!

New! Virtual School Tours

We’re converting several of our most popular school tours into virtual learning resources for teachers and families! Find video tours, supplemental art projects and expert resources for a complete lesson plan. 

VIRTUAL MUSEUM ACCESS


Easy At-Home Art Projects
Suggested for ages 5+ with help of adult or older child

Check back often for new projects you can make with simple household materials.

TWO PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES: COLLOGRAPHS & MONOPRINTS


Museum From Home Activity Sheets
Various Ages

Download this printable PDF that will guide you through carefully looking at a painting, then get creative with special activities inspired by The Rockwell collection.

Snack Time! (Ages 8 – 12)

Horsing Around with Deborah Butterfield (Ages 8 – 12)

Family Collage with Roger Shimomura (Ages 2 – 6)

Rock Climbing in Bighorn Country (Ages 8 – 12)

Yarn Dance with Emil Bisstram (Ages 2 – 6)

Cow-operation! (Ages 8 – 12)

Trace Yourself! (Ages 2 – 6)

Shapes with Blanche Lazzell (Ages 8 – 12)

Landscape Mosaics (Ages 8 – 12)


Art From Home Blog Series

Art-making and creative play are proven mood boosters for children and adults alike. This blog series by museum educator Kate Swanson offers some tips and tricks for incorporating art into your new routines.

Art From Home 101

STEM to STEAM: Why the ‘A’ Matters!

Diversity in Teaching Art

Creating, Creativity, Creative Play


Digital Art Hunts
Suggested for ages 6-12
7 and under with help of an adult or older child

Download these printable PDFs (and answer keys), or open eMuseum in a separate browser while you look for the digital version of this visitor favorite! Explore eMuseum to find the full version of these artwork snippets.

Women Artists Art Hunt     Answer Key

New Acquisitions Art Hunt       Answer Key 


Collection-Inspired Crossword Puzzles
Emmi Whitehorse, Water & Mineral, 2000, oil chalk on paper on canvas, 28" x 40 1/2".Suggested for ages 13+  (or for those who enjoy a challenge)

To find the answers to these crossword clues, open eMuseum and select the “groups” tab. Explore the group or gallery with the same name, then read descriptions and explore the artworks to find the answers. Have fun!

Collection Crossword: Women Artists

Collection Crossword: Modern Gallery

Collection Crossword: Haudenosaunee Gallery 


Art On The Go!

The Rockwell believes that making and experiencing art transforms our quality of life! While many of the family-friendly stations at the Museum were not available due to COVID-10 health and safety precautions, The Rockwell’s education team introduced no-touch activities and Art On The Go Kits, bringing Rockwell family programming into your home. Video instructions and printable instruction guides are still available for families and educators! Please continue to use these resources in your home and classroom.

Take-home Art Kits


Art Explorers’ Story Hour

Each month, Children’s Librarian Sue McConnell reads beloved stories thematically linked to The Rockwell’s art collection – during this time, we continue to offer this series virtually on Facebook Live! Use the activities below after the story to spark creativity and imagination. Free and open to pre-school age children and their caregivers. These activities can stand alone, too, if you missed the live stream!

January 6, 2022 | Bears!

Livestream Link 

Story Hour Activity: Bears!

February 3, 2022 | Story Telling

Livestream Link 

Story Hour Activity: Story Telling


Thank you

Educational programs at The Rockwell Museum are made possible in part by Community Foundation of Elmira Corning and the Finger Lakes and the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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