Union Coloring Books, detail images of Creative Color and Try a Little Tenderness books.

Art at Home

Perfect for creative activity at home! Download and print the activities below, designed for young artists but suitable for all.

Outdoor art adventure bing card map inlcuding activities like make a paper airplane play hopscotch and draw a picture of your favorite animal

Outdoor Art Adventure

Omaha artist Mary Ensz created this fun creativity activity (emphasis on the "active") that encourages playful engagement with the outside world. This bingo sheet invites us to see the world right outside our doors in a new creative way.

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Exhbition art activities details photos of portions of actitities inlcuding photos of artists and exhibitions

Union Exhibition Explorations

Union Exhibition Explorations offer a thoughtful look into a selection of past exhibitions in The Union's Wanda D. Ewing Gallery. Each activity provides background on the artist, their creative practice, and themes explored in their work. Inspired by these works, creative prompts are outlined for exploring similar themes in creative ways, using many easily available at-home materials.

Santiago Cal (2019): Download

Zoë Charlton (2018): Download

Lydia Cheshewalla (2022): Download

Sonya Clark (2018): Download

Angela Drakeford (2019): Download

Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez (2017): Download

Vanessa German (2019): Download

Glyneisha Johnson (2019): Download

Caroline Kent (2018): Download

Delita Martin (2021): Download

Zora Murff (2017): Download

Althea Murphy-Price (2018): Download

Nontsikelelo Mutiti (2018): Download

Thalia Rodgers (2020): Download

Matthew Sontheimer (2018): Download

Angie Seykora (2017): Download

Alexandria Smith (2017): Download

Stockyard Institute (2022): Download

Ella Weber (2018): Download

Jordan Weber (2017): Download

Lachell Workman (2017): Download

Jave Yoshimoto (2019): Download

Roll a Basquiat detail image, including dice, image components, and detail image of Basquiat painting of a skeletal figure


"Roll-An-Artist" activities, developed by Union Youth Engagement team, offer an easy way to explore and recreate the aesthetic of pivotal African American visual artists. Using a single piece of dice as your guide, roll your way to building your own image based on recurring elements in the work of three of the most iconic artists of the 20th Century.

CLICK HERE to download Roll-a-Jean-Michel Basquiat

CLICK HERE to download Roll-an-Aaron Douglas

CLICK HERE to download Roll-a-Faith Ringgold

Alexandria Smith Coloring Book featuring two young African American girls in white dresses.

Try a Little Tenderness - Coloring Book

As part of her 2017 Wanda D. Ewing Commission exhibition, Try a Little Tenderness, painter Alexandria Smith created this coloring book based on several of her own works.

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Creative Color coloring book cover including 12 frames of multicolor line drawing portraits of historic Black culture figures.

Creative Color - Coloring Book

This coloring book was created in the Spring of 2015 by students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha as a Service Learning project for their course ART4920 "Art in Theory and Practice since 1900." Each page features the image of a prominent Twentieth Century African American cultural figure and a short biography of their life and practice.

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Coloring book pages with the text Celebrate Juneteenth and three children riding an eagle

Celebrate Juneteenth! - Coloring Page

To commemorate Juneteenth 2020, Youth Teaching Artist Cyrus Jefferson created this fun coloring page for artists of all ages to celebrate the end of slavery and the ongoing work for full liberation of all Black Americans.

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