Classroom Maker Projects

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Get creative with your students in and out of the studio! Our lesson plans inspire students to create through experimentation and playful artmaking. Each lesson begins with a close look at a modern or contemporary artwork followed by step-by-step instructions for inspired artmaking. Use our maker projects to enrich your students’ study before or after a Hirshhorn visit. On this page, find our projects organized by grade-level. For more projects, check out our page on the Smithsonian Learning Lab.



Elementary – Steam

Elementary – Language Arts

Elementary – Social Studies

Middle School – Art