New H@H Kids Earth Day Art Activity Video debuts April 22

Create this new H@H project along with Alyssa starting Friday, April 22, 2022 at 10 am!
Watch the video right here or on the Museum’s YouTube Channel.

Project Overview:

Join us for H@H Kids Edition and learn about the artwork of Louise Nevelson as we celebrate Earth Day! Educator Alyssa Matthews will guide you as you explore Nevelson’s found object assemblages and get inspired to create your own unique relief sculpture using recycled materials.


  • cardboard box
  • found objects
  • Elmer’s or hot glue
  • acrylic or spray paint
  • paintbrush (if using acrylic paint)

Key Concepts:

  • assemblage
  • composition
  • relief
  • monochromatic
  • sculpture


Today we are going to be looking at American sculptor Louise Nevelson! She studied art from a young age and dabbled in painting and printing. While experimenting with her art style, Nevelson discovered she loved working with objects that she found and incorporating them into her artwork, this is when she decided to dedicate herself to making sculptures.

Nevelson is known for assemblage, or, a work of art made by gathering found or unrelated objects. As we look at some of Louise’s most well-known pieces, we can see that the objects are raised from the background. In a sculpture, we would call this a relief.

We can also see that in her artwork, Louise would paint her entire relief one color, which is considered monochromatic. When the objects are the same color as the background, it gives the impression that they are connected to the background.

To celebrate Earth Day, let’s find some objects around us that can be recycled or repurposed into an exciting new work of art inspired by Louise Nevelson!


Please share photos of your finished works of art with us on social media and check back soon for our next project! #HeckscheratHome #MuseumfromHome