Welcome to the McKinley Museum of Art Online!

Hello artists and McKinley families!You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening of the McKinley Museum of Art Online! The McKinley Museum of Art displays the work from the 2019-2020 McKinley Art Program taught by Ms. Smith. Due to current events, we were unfortunately unable to host an in-person art show this year. Most of … Continue reading Welcome to the McKinley Museum of Art Online!

McKinley Art at Home: Virtual Field Trip to the San Diego Museum of Art!

This week we have something special in store— an online “trip” to the San Diego Museum of Art! The San Diego Museum of Art is an important cultural institution in Balboa Park--just a short drive from McKinley! Opened in 1926, it was originally called the The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego—nearly a hundred years … Continue reading McKinley Art at Home: Virtual Field Trip to the San Diego Museum of Art!

McKinley Art at Home with Ms. Smith! Week Four: Land Art and Earthworks

Hello everyone!I hope you're having a great week so far. This week in art we are learning about earthworks, land art, and the work Spiral Jetty by American artist Robert Smithson. Watch the video below to learn more, and complete the art challenge at the end if you'd like! I can't wait to see what … Continue reading McKinley Art at Home with Ms. Smith! Week Four: Land Art and Earthworks

McKinley Art at Home with Ms. Smith! Week 3: Marcel Duchamp and His Readymades!

Hello and welcome to the third week of McKinley Art at home! This week, we will learn about Dada artist, Marcel Duchamp and his readymades. Watch the short video below to learn more and don't forget to try this week's art challenge at the end of the video (and send me a photo: BarbaraLeeSmith87@gmail.com)! All … Continue reading McKinley Art at Home with Ms. Smith! Week 3: Marcel Duchamp and His Readymades!

McKinley Art at Home with Ms. Smith! – Week Two: Tove Jansson

Hello everyone! I hope your week is off to a good start! This week, I'd like to share with you one of my favorite books, by Finnish painter, illustrator and author, Tove Jansson. Some of you may be familiar with her famous characters, the Moomins, but she was also a very talented painter. Tove is … Continue reading McKinley Art at Home with Ms. Smith! – Week Two: Tove Jansson

McKinley Art at Home with Ms. Smith! – Week One: Matisse’s Garden

Hello McKinley Students and Families! If we haven’t met yet, I’m the McKinley Art teacher, Ms. Smith, and have been having an awesome year with your kiddos so far.  I hope you are well and getting in the swing of your new learning-at-home rhythms. I will be missing making art with you in person! Each … Continue reading McKinley Art at Home with Ms. Smith! – Week One: Matisse’s Garden