Virtual Studio KIDS!

Screen capture of a Virtual Studio KIDS! session inspired by the work of artist Odili Donald Odita

Bring the New Orleans Museum of Art into your home and get creative together through Virtual Studio KIDS! family art-making workshops. Join us for an all-hands-in live Zoom experience designed for young artists and their grown-ups to make together, guided by a teaching artist. Meet other families, practice close-looking with a NOMA artwork, and try out an art-making technique using materials you can find around the house.

Youth ages 5-10, accompanied by an adult (or the whole family), are encouraged to participate.

Cost: Pay-What-You-Can. A suggested donation of $10 is welcomed for participation. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited to 10 families per workshop.





Studio KIDS! Spring 2021 Series

Saturdays, 10-11 am on Zoom

This season’s series is inspired by NOMA’s exhibition Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon, featuring an extraordinary range of bronzes, ceramics, and metalworks representing some of the finest artistic accomplishments of Asian art over two millennia. 


Made in China, Jiangxi Province, Bowl, Qing period, Yongzheng era, 1723–1735, Porcelain painted with overglaze enamels (Jingdezhenware) Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.186, Courtesy American Federation of Arts


March 20 | Inside Worlds     
Take inspiration from Chinese vessels like bowls and vases whose intricate designs transport you to another world! Join us virtually to look closely at works featuring under-the-sea creatures and lush jungle plant life, then create your own vessel-inspired self portrait expressing your inner world. 



  • Drawing paper (8.5” x 11” or larger)
  • Pencil
  • Marker, colored pencil, or watercolor
  • Shapes to trace like circles (lids, bottle caps) and squares (cardboards, boxes).






Made in India, Tamil Nadu, Ganesha, Chola
period, 11th century, Copper alloy, Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.26, Courtesy American Federation of Arts


April 24 | Pose, Move, Dance!  REGISTER NOW

Designed in collaboration with special guest Ms. Urmila of the Indian Arts Circle, this workshop takes inspiration from stunning bronze sculptures of Indian deities. Explore the symbolism and spirituality within poses, postures, movement, and dance! 


  • Drawing paper (8.5” x 11” or larger)
  • Pencil, markers, color pencils
  • scissors
  • glue or glue stick
  • color paper, magazines, and scraps for collage