Virtual Artful Conversations
Discover a variety of multi-generational programs and resources that engage children and adults in active exploration of art.
Family Programs at the National Gallery of Art are based on a philosophy of slowing down, focusing on one work of art, developing observation and thinking skills, inspiring curiosity and wonder, and fostering collaboration between children and adults. Many of the programs are age-specific, while others are designed for a broader age range. Please note that some programs require advance registration while others have onsite sign-in on the date of the program. All Family Programs are free, and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Activities & Resources
Check out this selection of free resources, designed to enhance your visit and to explore art from home.
Teaching artist Stephanie Morse guides you through six different sketching activities. Each video demonstrates a different sketching technique that can be used with any object in the National Gallery’s collection.
(All Ages) Grab pencil and paper to record discoveries you make as you explore.
(Todas las edades) Toma papel y lápiz para registrar tus descubrimientos que haga mientras explora.
(All Ages) Explore 50 artists in the collection through illustrations and activities.
(Ages 2–5) Explore artworks with your children, read books with related themes, and try your hand at making some art of your own.
(Edades 2–5) Explorar obras de arte con sus hijos, leer libros de temas afines y probar suerte creando alguna pieza artística propia. (PDF)
(All Ages) Make connections with art and each other by using these conversation starters online or at the Gallery.