Pop Up Paper Sculpture Still Life

Artist Daniel Gordon, whose photograph was part of the Still/Live exhibition, creates three-dimensional paper sculptures of objects that he thoughtfully arranges and then photographs. Inspired by Gordon's work you can make your own Pop Up Paper Sculpture Still Life at home with only a few easily found materials: thick paper, scissors, gluestick and magazines or printed out images. Click here to download a pdf of the project.


Paper Sculpture Project

Paper sculpture is a unique way to make three-dimensional art. Inspired by the ceramics that were in the Hands & Earth exhibition, artist Tara Foley demonstrates an intriguing approach to cutting paper and sculpting it into interesting shapes. Learn the basics with this child-friendly tutorial.

Click on the links below for more exhibition related #KatonahMuseumAtHome ideas.

Activity #1: Nature-themed Scavenger Hunt PDF
Activity #2: Nature Sculpture PDF


Art Where You Are

Welcome to Art Where You Are, a series of art projects that brings creativity to wherever you are. Share your projects on our Instagram and Facebook accounts and tag #KatonahMuseumAtHome. 

Click on the links below to discover fun activities to share with your family.


These projects are related to the exhibition Bisa Butler: Portraits.
Activity #1: Drawing Portraits (download Drawing Portraits PDF)
Activity #2: Transform a Photo (download Transform a Photo PDF)
Activity #3: Pantoum Portrait Poem (download Pantoum Portrait Poem PDF)
Activity #4: Paper Marbling
Activity #5: Cardboard Loom Weaving
Activity #6: Mixed Media Portrait Collage
Activity #7: Honor a Mother
Activity #8: Natural Dyeing
Activity #9: Free Figures Dance
Activity #10: Fabric People
Activity #11: Printmaking with Recycled Materials
Activity #12: Papermaking
Activity #13: Mirror Game Dance Activity
Activity #14: Block Printing: Adinkra Symbols
Activity #15: Colors Are Everywhere Poem

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Family Days at the KMAPeriodic afternoons of fun await visitors of all ages at the KMA. Family Days offer a way for visitors to actively engage with the Museum, the exhibitions, and each other. Family Day activities usually include

  • special performances
  • unique art projects for young and old designed to highlight the exhibitions
  • family tours

 School’s Out / Art’s InDrop by the Learning Center on school vacation days for special art activities inspired by the exhibition. Each day different projects are offered using a broad variety of materials.

Children ages 3-6 participate with an adult; 7 and older can participate on their own, although parent/caregiver must remain at the Museum

 Special Needs Accomodations KMA Sense Family Backpack: For family visitors with children on the autism spectrum or who have sensory processing differences this backpack is available at the front desk. It includes noise-reducing headphones, fidget toys, an art activity, and some special books. (Not available now because of Covid-19 precautions)

KMA Social Story: The Katonah Museum of Art’s Social Story (download PDF; also available at the front desk) helps prepare children and their families for their visit to the Museum – great for family visitors with children on the autism spectrum, first-time visitors, and anyone who likes to prepare for being in a new environment.

Visit our events calendar for all our upcoming family programs.