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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Art and Nature

Class Topic:

Art and Nature


(Overview & big concepts)

Look at a variety of artworks that take nature as their subject.

MFA Connections:

Martin Johnson Heade if on view, Asian Painting, Impressionists,

Art-making activity:

Create nature watercolor paintings from direct observation of natural materials such as leaves, pine cones, shells, etc.

Pre-tour group activity:


Follow-up activity:

Go on a walk and draw something in nature you see on your travels.




Created By

Sarah Arcotta