Virtual Family Art Studio

Fun, interactive art making classes from UMMA you can do at home, any time

UMMA’s Family Art Studio, a popular art-making class we’ve been hosting on select weekends for several years, has moved online. Choose a class below, gather your materials, and put your creative energy to use!

Nature Palette

Emily Considine, UMMA Student Engagement Council Member, provides a guided step-by-step tutorial for making plant-based art using items found around your environment.

Materials needed: plant material (flowers, leaves, grass, etc), glue, and something heavy, such as textbooks, that you can use for pressing.

View Works From Participants

Origami Fold Along

Follow along as U-M student Maiya Yu takes you through folding instructions for several origami shapes; UMMA Student Engagement Council Member Emily Considine joins to share historical information about the art of origami. Includes downloadable, step-by-step PDF instructions.

Materials needed: Paper - double-sided origami paper. Anything lightweight, like printer paper, works well. Avoid thick paper such as cardstock

Download step-by-step instructions

Expressive Faces - How Do You Feel?

Local Artist and Community Docent, Susan Clinthorne will walk participants through the creation of expressive faces with collage, while exploring elements of design, and sharing fun faces from UMMA's collection as inspiration. 

Materials needed: Paper, scissors, glue, a support base (cardboard, cardstock, cereal box, etc)

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