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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.

Be Contemporary: An Exploration in Painting


(Overview & big concepts)

Experimenting with different mediums and techniques students understand how to create paintings that are out of the ordinary.

MFA Connections:

Shinique Smith, Contemporary and Modernist paintings

Art-making activity:

Oil patel resist with liquid watercolor yarn paintings

Follow-up activity: 

Participate in open studios. See where local artists work and how they work.




Created By

Sarah Arcotta

Grade Level

General Interest