Parrish Home Art Studios

Fairfield Porter (American, 1907–1975), Penobscot Bay with Yellow Field, 1968. Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 55 1/4 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of the Estate of Fairfield Porter, 1980.10.148

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Fun, interactive art activities for families

If your family has enjoyed art workshops or Open Studios at the Museum, they’ll love our  guides to art activities you can do at home.

Scroll down to see the available activities. Many are based on exhibitions, including Housebound: Fairfield Porter and his Circle of Poets and Painters, or works in the collection. You also find video tours and video tutorials at the bottom of the page.


Hero Drawing & Personal Narrative
Pop Up Landscape
Poetry and Painting
Still Life
Room with a View
Think Outside the Frame
Elements of Art: Line
Elements of Art: Space and Composition
Elements of Art: Color
Found Object Sculpture
Gridded Portraits
Pop Art Collage
Elements of Art: Texture
Art Update
Plastic Bottle Fish
Paper Weaving
Experimental Printmaking
Collage with Recycled Papers

Video Tutorials

The Parrish Art Museum’s educational programming is supported, in part, by Milford D. and Janice B. Gerton/Arts and Letters Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; Joseph M. Cohen, Long Island Community Foundation; The John J. McDonnell Margaret T. O’Brien Foundation; Bobbie Braun/The Neuwirth Foundation; The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Patricia and David Rung; William Talbott Hillman Foundation; and Town of Southampton. Special thanks to the Art Spirit Foundation. Additional support for the Parrish education programs is provided by the Museum’s annual Spring Fling and Midsummer Party benefit events and the Book Club Friends of Martha Scriven Campanella.