Arts For All
Visit our literary arts room for free art activities every Saturday! These easy projects will take a deeper look at the exhibition on display in the Main Gallery. All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Send us pictures of your completed project for a chance to be featured in our newsletter! Send your photos and name to GPAC@indy.gov.
Our open hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Questions? Feel free to contact us at GPAC@indy.gov
July 3 - 31
Use fabric markers to decorate your own cotton square, then tie it on to our community quilt! At the end of the month, we’ll display the quilt in the arts center where you can view it every time you visit. Limit 1 square per person.
August 7 - 28
Galactic Scratch Art
Turn a dark void into an energetic space scene! Scratch away the black surface of scratch art paper to create a picture with planets, stars, rockets, and maybe even aliens!
September 4 - 18*
*No Arts for All on September 25
Rakeem Cunningham Collage
Learn about mixed media artist Rakeem Cunningham. His work deals with how LGBTQ people of color deal with times of crisis and political upheaval through fantasy. Make your own collage in his fantastical style!
Arts for All (at Home)
Arts for All (At Home) welcomes everyone to take a journey through the world of art using materials you can find at home. Creative activities can stimulate curiosity and are designed to be challenging yet accessible to all! These fun activities are designed for families to create art from the comfort of their own home.
Click on the title or image of any activity and you'll be taken to a page with step-by-step instructions.
René Magritte (1898–1967) was a Surrealist artist. He became well known for creating a number of dream-like and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers' perceptions of reality.
Graffiti and street art can be found all over Indianapolis. You can often find a lot of stylized lettering with eye-popping colors. We're about to walk you step-by-step through a couple of examples word art that you can try at home!
Try your hand at making texture rubbings with flat objects that can be found around the house. Create a collage with different types of leaves from your yard or different flat shapes from inside your home. Let your creativity run wild with this one!
Today we bring you a fun, creative activity for all ages (parents/guardians will need to help tiny artists)! Watch before your eyes as the cup transforms into a delightful design. What cool designs will you come up with?
Painting rocks is a fun way to add some color to the world! Here’s a super easy bird painting you can do in just a few minutes. Try different colors, different size rocks, and hide them around your neighborhood for people to enjoy on their walk!
Gather up those old magazines and newspapers you have piled up and create your very own paper collage! Collages are a fun way to re-purpose on hand paper materials and create a piece of art that is unique to what you love.
A zine is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced with a copier. People create a publish zines to develop their identity, share a niche skill or art, or develop a story. They can be in a variety of formats – desktop published text to comics, collages, and stories, and they cover broad topics like fanfiction, politics, poetry, art & design, personal journals, and more!
It's a bird...it's a plane...no wait, it's foilman! Create your very own foil friend with this easy craft. Dress them up or keep it simple. Let your little one's imagination go wild with this activity!
While on a walk or enjoying the outdoors, try out creating your own nature scene with objects you find along the way. Pictured here is a natural object tree. Try creating your very own, and don't forget to return your findings back to where they belong - outdoors!
You might be wondering: "What is a zentangle?". A zentangle is a form of meditative doodling that has patterns, or tangles, put together to form a Zen-tangle. Creating art can be a great form of therapy, by helping alliviate stress and anxiety. It can also, offer a way of expressing yourself without using words.
Perler Beads have been around for years, but the fun hasn't stopped yet. Try making your very own creations like a cup lid, necklace, or coaster. What else can you think of to make? The options are endless for this easy craft!