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This week’s activities are creative prompts designed to help you play and experiment at home. Designed by Director of Teen Programs Betsy Gibbons, these activities were developed for teens in mind but can be adapted for kids, families, and adults.

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Materials needed: Camera or camera phone

Grab a camera or camera phone. Set the self-timer button for 10 seconds (grab a helper if yours doesn’t have one). Run away from the camera and into the shot. Repeat. Inspired by photographer John Divola’s series As Far As I Could Get.


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Materials: Found Objects; Camera or camera phone

Get inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room LOVE IS CALLING. Find or create the largest infinity in the smallest space. Snap a photo.

A close-up, sideway view of one lens of a green-tinted sunglasses with wood frames.


Materials: A found object, paper, drawing materials, scissors

Inspired by Laurie Simmons’ The Walking Series, find an object in your space and make it seem like it has human parts. Draw it out on a piece of paper; draw your human elements, cut them out and attach them to your object; attach found objects; or create your own method. Snap a photo. Leave as is and wait to see if someone notices your creation.  

A black-and-white photograph of a person wearing a full-body costume of an antique press camera on a photo set with only their pale exposed legs visible.

Laurie Simmons, Walking Camera (Jimmy the Camera / Gift to Jimmy from Laurie), from The Walking Series, 1987. Gelatin silver print, 35 × 24 inches (88.9 × 61 cm). The Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women. Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London. © Laurie Simmons