April 29, 2020

Discover Your Inner Artist At Home With Ideas From Getty


Art inspired activities for kids of all ages  

Family activities at the Getty Villa

Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging


LOS ANGELES – While families are staying safer at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are seeking inspired ways to pass the time with their children. To provide some creative challenges, the Getty Museum’s education staff has compiled a list of ideas for kids of all ages:

  • Check out the Getty’s blog for drawing lessons ideal for kids of all ages. You don’t have to be a Renaissance master to be inspired by things around the house or from masterpieces online.
  • Challenge your kids (or yourself) with haiku, a type of Japanese poetry traditionally inspired by nature. This article on the Getty’s blog provides a quick introduction and inspiration to becoming a haiku master.
  • Animals tumble, soar, and race through the pages of bestiaries, a popular type of medieval book describing the beasts of the world. Listen to enthralling stories of unicorns, lions, and griffins (amongst other animals) found in the medieval book of beasts and discover how they continue to fascinate today.
  • Who is your godly relative? Inspired by the popular Percy Jackson book series, a world of Demigods awaits alongside learning ideas based on ancient Greek mythology at a specially created page on the Getty’s website.
  • Unshuttered is the Getty’s award-winning app for young photographers. Visit the Getty Unshuttered channel on YouTube for lessons and challenges aimed at improving your photography skills, inspiring creativity and raising voices for social good. Then, share your creativity with others in the Unshuttered community.

For more inspiration and ideas or behind-the-scene insights, visit Getty at Home and The Iris (the Getty’s blog) for new content. The Getty’s social media channels (@gettymuseum) – Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram – provide frequent updates to the Museum’s digital offerings.



Valerie Tate

(480) 276-2274

Getty Communications



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