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Arts Education Resources

Children's Museum of the Arts' free digital art resources provide educators with accessible arts education lessons that can be recreated in communities anywhere in the world using affordable materials. These child-centered resources are specifically aimed at those who have limited touchpoints to arts education, offering a blueprint for schools to revitalize or launch an arts education program – 100% free.

Abstract Art

using color and free drawing

View & Download

Cubist Self Portraits

a portrait from many perspectives

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using dots, layering, and fruit

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Collage & Photomontage

intro to Dada and surrealism

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Artists in Residence.


Maria D. Rapicavoli

CMA Artist in Residence 2023-24

Hudson Guild

Chelsea, Manhattan

Studio Tour & Classroom Visit

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Niousha Kiarashi

CMA Artist in Residence 2023-24

Sid Miller Academy

Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Studio Tour & Classroom Visit


Noormah Jamal

CMA Artist in Residence 2023-24

Children's Workshop School

East Village, Manhattan

Studio Tour & Classroom Visit

About Children's Museum of the Arts

Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA) is on a mission to unite children and artists to create and share ambitious works of art with their communities and the world. Since 1988, CMA has crafted innovative programs that change the way New Yorkers value its youngest artists and their aesthetic contributions. Our programs are 100% free and designed to inspire cultural change — by publicly celebrating what's possible when you give children the materials, access, and encouragement they deserve to be recognized and appreciated as real artists.


View exclusive exhibition content, including educator reflections, studio tours, and classroom visits on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts & culture app. 


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Programs at Children's Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support for this program is provided by Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and Wilhelm Family Foundation.

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