Arts For All
Arts for All welcomes everyone to take a journey through the world of art. 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. January and February projects will be available as take-home kits only.
Kits are FREE, but require registration online for pickup. Once you have registered, you can pick up your kit up to a week following enrollment. Please note that kits are in limited supply. If you have not picked up your kit after one week, your name will be removed from registration to allow other participants a chance to register for a kit. You will not be contacted after registration, so please plan ahead and pick up your kits in a timely manner.
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
January 2 - 30
Pick-up will begin January 5.
Scratch Art Kit
“Value” is how we talk about lightness and darkness in artwork. Practice using different shading methods to create shadows, highlights, and everything in between!
February 2 - 27
“Portraits” are representations of people in artwork. Learn how to draw faces with one of our handy worksheets.
Saturdays, March 6 - 27
Can you find all of the items on our creative scavenger hunt? Grab our list from the literary arts room and hunt everything down in the Imagine exhibit.
Saturdays, April 3 - 24
Put a fun spin on origami by using paper with photos! Follow our instructions for folding magazine pages into neat shapes you can display at home.
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!