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As a core part of Montalvo's mission, we strive to provide quality learning experiences for all ages, both at Montalvo and at home. To help supplement arts integrated learning, we are excited to share this toolkit with our community. The toolkit is an assortment of supplemental activities created for you and your family to do at home, illustrating artistic and scientific concepts through simple and inventive projects. 

At Home With Montalvo

These step-by-step lesson plans for at-home learning can be followed to create simple art projects at home. Just choose your project, gather the materials, and follow the directions to bring some creativity to your child's day!

We want to see your projects! If you create any of these projects, take a photo and share them on social media: tag @montalvoarts and use #AtHomeWithMontalvo.

Valentine Card

Create a handmade heart-shaped collage card using found and scrapped paper, and finish with a sweet Valentine message.

TIME: 20 minutes

Gratitude Mobile

Create a modern display of a gratitude tree using the concept of a mobile, a suspending sculptural form.

TIME: 30-60 minutes

Watercolor Monotype

Learn how to use watercolor paint to create a unique seasonal monotype. Painting directly on a plastic sheet, we will transfer a watercolor drawing to reveal an abstract wash of colors and forms.

TIME: 30 minutes

Halloween Ghosts

In this step-by-step guide, we will create a minimal design of friendly ghosts using the concepts of positive and negative space.

TIME: 10-30 minutes

Halloween Pumpkin Mosaic

In this step-by-step guide, we will create a fun and simple mosaic pumpkin!

TIME: 20-40 minutes

Sunprints: Household Items

Learn about composition, and how light-sensitive paper creates a chemical reaction to form images on the page.

TIME: 10-30 minutes
DIFFICULTY: Easy to Medium

Leaves To Trace

Collect leaves and trace them, and learn about drawing lines and textures.

TIME: 10-30 minutes
DIFFICULTY: Easy to Medium

Plastic Wrap Watercolor

Learn watercolor techniques using paint and plastic wrap.

TIME: 10-30 minutes

Activity Guides

These activity guides are specifically designed to be engaged with on Montalvo's grounds. As a public park, we are open seven days a week and encourage family field trips as an opportunity to get some fresh air while energizing curious minds. Take a look and start planning your next visit to Montalvo!

Día de los Muertos

Montalvo Nature Walk

My Montalvo Discovery Diary