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Visit us Virtually

Plains Art Museum is currently closed to the public in response to community efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. But don’t worry the Museum is sharing a series of virtual programs and resources for all ages! From live virtual classes to mindfulness exercises, the programs center art-making and art appreciation offer healthy modes of stress release during this challenging time.

We want to hear from you! Follow hashtags #throwingthursdays, #trimmingtuesday, #museummomentsofzen to not only see what we are up to, but tell us what you are up to as well!

Generous support for these project provided by Art Bridges.

P is for Plains Art Museum

Spend time with old favorites and find new surprises in the museum’s collection by using a variety of filtering options, including themes, styles, medium, and even color. New items will be added weekly, so be sure to check back and see what’s new!

The Local Color

Check back each week for a new volume of The Local Color, a free coloring book for all ages with pages designed by local artists, including Catie Miller, Punchgut, Jeff Knight, Jescia Hopper and more.

Hayden’s Art Party

Airing daily on Facebook Live, Hayden’s Art Party is an interactive program featuring art, music, and more for all ages. In each session, Hayden will provide a tutorial for a different art project.

Plains Art Museum YouTube

Want to see a time-lapse gallery installation? Watch an artist talk? What about an art demonstration? It all can be found on Plains Art Museum’s YouTube channel. Come back often for new content and see what your art museum is up to!

Virtual Classes

Now’s the time. You can now take that art class that you’ve always wanted to from the comfort and safety of your own home. All classes are taught via videoconferencing and the recorded session will be available after the class to all participants. Classes for adult, youth, and families are all available. Prices vary, member discounts.

Tuesdays for Toddlers

Join us each Tuesday as we share toddler-tested and approved art activities that explore a new household material or object each week, such as a cereal box or tinfoil. Recommended books, songs, and media connected to the projects will be added throughout the week.

Virtual Kid Quest

We’re inviting you to take part in our first-ever virtual Kid Quest! Modified from our museum adventure, we’ll still honor the format of exploring hands-on activities, learning about the artwork in our galleries, and making an inspired art project.

Collection Meditation

Theses art mindfulness exercises will take about 5 minutes each to complete. You can shorten or extend the length of time as you wish. The goal is to relax and focus your attention on the image.

Teacher Resources

Teachers, are you looking for more educational art resources? Check out our Plains Art Cases and Learning posters designed for K-12 students.

Creative Plains Foundation
Art Activity Workbooks

Creative Plains Foundation exists to provide individuals in our community with access to art education. Due to the current precautions that our community is taking in response to COVID-19 we have developed new ways to access our learning experiences, we hope that these free activity workbooks can help inspire and educate your students.