CMA Sketch challenges participants with a prompt to draw something inspired by the CMA’s collection. Prompts are open-ended and designed for all ages! Join in with your kids, friends, colleagues, or entire family to connect with CMA in a collaborative, virtual community.
Participants can share sketches using #CMASketch for a chance to be reposted to CMA’s Instagram stories. Don’t forget to upload your creations to the Visitor Art Gallery, using the Submit Your Artwork button below.
Your Favorite Animal
Located in New Castle, New Hampshire, Bos’n’s Hill was a favored leisure spot for the artist Edmund C. Tarbell’s family. It provides the luminous setting for this depiction of the artist’s wife, Emeline, who strolls through the landscape while a beloved pet dog accompanies her. Do you have a pet at home? Draw a portrait of your pet, or a pet you’d like to adopt in the future.
Use Your Imagination
What do you think is on the other side of this garden wall? What piques your curiosity? Draw a picture of what you would want to see on the other side.
What’s in Your Home?
This artwork, House Model, shows a group, perhaps members of a family, together in their home. Draw a picture of what makes your home special to you!
Favorite Household Item
Do you have a favorite chair? Or maybe a funky lamp you picked up at a garage sale? Draw a picture of your favorite household item. Is it comfortable, sentimental, or both? What’s its story?
Time to Celebrate
This artwork, Decoration Executed for the Birthday of His Majesty the King of Westphalia, shows all the decorations for the the birthday of Jérôme Bonaparte, the King of Westphalia. Draw your favorite way to celebrate any holiday, special occasion, or little victory!
The figures in this image are playing a game like Rock, Paper, Scissors. Make a sketch of your favorite game to play at home!
Are You Hungry Yet?
This painting shows a fancy 17th-century meal. Have you tried any new recipes? Draw your favorite work from the CMA’s collection that features food, or just sketch the last thing you ate!
Inspired by Nature
Sketch your favorite work from the CMA’s collection that features flowers and plants, or sketch the flowers in your home or yard. What shapes and colors do you see?