Program Description

Update 06/01/2021: This program is currently on hiatus. To stay up to date with all the museum has to offer, please visit our Upcoming Events page.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art.

Alma Thomas, 1958Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on art project using household materials. 

Artists at Home welcomes classroom learners as well as homeschool students in grades 3-8 with their educators.

Program Goals

  • Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making
  • Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art
  • Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques
  • Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression


This program is free for participants. A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming months.  

Please know that when you sign up for this program, you are making an appointment with an NMAAHC educator. Our team member will only be interacting with you and your class during your session. 

To participate in this program, students must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker and camera) and a reliable internet connection.

Registration is currently closed for Artists at Home

Privacy Notices

As the Museum continues to navigate the digital landscape, we are finding the best ways to serve our audiences safely and effectively. We have included some additional language to address the privacy and safety of our participants. Please read it closely.

As a condition of participating in Artists At Home, you agree on behalf of yourself and your students, that:

Your students will not share during the program any personal information that you or your students want kept private. We recommend that you caution your students about sharing personally identifiable information (e.g., full name, street address, telephone number) and shielding from view any personal or private materials (note, you also have the option to attend without turning on your device’s camera or microphone).  

You take full responsibility for your students’ participation in the program and any consequences thereof.

As a reminder, we will not be recording, taking any photos, or saving any chat discussions during this program

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