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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.

Making Art Without Looking

During this lesson, students will learn about how artists use lines to create form and shape.  They will look at artwork that uses lines in a variety of ways.  Teachers will facilitate discussions about the artwork.  

In the galleries, students will have the artistic challenge of drawing a blind contour line drawing.  They will use the art around them as inspiration for their drawings.  

-Gallery activity locations: Africa(2 groups), Egypt (2nd floor, 1 group), Pacific (2 groups), Ancient Greece (1 group) 

Artists discussed:


-Matisse (line prints/cutouts)

-Picasso (line drawings)

-Audubon (birds)



Created By

Landa Ruen