Stay connected with us during this COVID crisis!  We want to inspire you, chat with you, and get through this together.  Follow our Facebook page and Instagram account for daily learning, playful activities, and doodle art challenges. All ages and abilities are encouraged to join us.


To help you through this social-distancing time, we have compiled a helpful list of online arts and nature learning sources.  From virtual tours, to lesson plans, to art tutorials, to university classes, to live-stream performances, to free yoga and exercise— there is something for everyone.  We hope you find lots to learn, enjoy, and create!





AMG@Home activities:

Make a Scarecrow Kit Instruction Sheet - Instructions for your take home art kit here. Make a fun scarecrow decoration at home.

artLAB Projects We're sharing upcycling projects to keep creativity flowing at home!

Doodle of the Day - Drawing prompts to stay connected and provide artful distraction from the chaos of the world! 

Nature Notes - Nature tidbits to help keep neighborhood strolls fresh with something new when you walk!

Virtual Tours at AMG - Enjoy a glimps of art and nature at Annmarie Garden! 


Art lessons/activities:

Dick Blick K-12 lesson plans  -- K-12 art lesson plans

Nasco K-12 lesson plans  -- K-12 art lesson plans

Educational Insights -- early learning and elementary activities

Deep Space Sparkle--  early learning and elementary activities  

Red Ted Art – activities for elementary ages 

Crayola — interactive games and projects


Maryland/ DC Museums with online content/ learning for children:

The Walters Art Museum  

Baltimore Museum of Art 

National Gallery of Art, NGAkids

Smithsonian Kids

The Kennedy Center @ Home


Science and nature studies:

NatGeo Kids 

Scholastic Learn at Home

iNaturalist — explore your world and share findings with naturalists

Ranger Rick-- online games and nature activities


Exercise/ active fun:

List of free online Dance/Yoga classes 

Walkabouts  temporary free access


Free audio books and storytimes:

Calvert Library digital materials

Audible free storytimes

#savewithstories on Instagram


Music Education:

Busy Kids Do Piano at Home use coupon code: PIANOATHOME for one month of free lessons

Chrome Music Lab





Free and low-cost arts/culture courses from universities and institutions:


Free art lessons/craft tutorials:

The Artists Network — free lessons in art technique - art/craft tutorials and online workshops -- STEAM courses for adults, free and low-cost options.

Jerry’s Artarama LIVE!—  online lessons for adults


Free live-stream music concerts:

NPR article with continually updated list of virtual concerts

Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry 


Free live-stream theatre/opera performances: 

Broadway living room concerts

Actors Fund “Stars in the House”

Broadway HD -- free 7-day trial

The Metropolitan Opera live-stream performances

The Kennedy Center @ Home


Free Live-stream band/orchestra performances:

Chamber Music Society

Seattle Symphony


Free virtual tours of Museums and Gardens

Google Arts & Culture — list of free virtual museum tours:

Town & Country -- list of virtual garden tours


Free yoga and exercise:

YMCA360 — free exercise videos

NIH Institute of Aging Go4Life — free exercise videos for seniors









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