Creativity Resource

Tools for Learning at the Museum & In Your Classroom

Welcome to Creativity Resource, where classroom teachers, home-school educators, families with children, and anyone interested in learning can find inspiration for creativity and art!

More Heads are Better than One
Lesson Plan

More Heads are Better than One

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 55 minute lesson

Students will learn the creative processes behind Kelly and Mouse's poster Skull and Roses/Grateful Dead, Oxford Circle, Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco: inspiration from others in the present, creativity “jams,” and artwork found by “fishing in the past.” They will first complete a colle

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Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Professional Development

Resource Orientation & Guided Workshops
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Exterior view of the Denver Art Museum's North Building designed by Gio Ponti. View of the Colorado State Capital in the background.

North Building Renovation

Beginning in Late 2017
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Fazal Sheikh, Abshiro Aden Mohammed, 2000
Field Trip

Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh

Grades 7–12

Students will have opportunities to think about stories told through portrait and landscape photographs by Fazal Sheikh, and to think about themselves in relation to these stories.

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Mad Lib Leigh!
Lesson Plan

Mad Lib Leigh!

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 55 minute lesson

Students will identify and describe details in William R. Leigh’s painting Greased Lightning, then choose appropriate vocabulary words to write Mad Lib stories about what may (or may not!) be happening in the painting.

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If, Richard Patterson, 1999, oil paint
Art Exploration

Drip Drop Paint

Children discover what happens when paint drips over a 3-D form. Pouring one color at a time, children see the effect of layering colors.

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Book cover of The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
Book Recommendation

Think like an artist

Students will follow along with Eric Carle to use their imaginations. Have you ever seen a polka-dotted donkey?

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