Public Art Explorer


Designed for the whole family to enjoy together, Public Art Reston’s Public Art Explorer pages are packed full of absorbing activities to do at home or while “exploring” the public artworks realized by Valerie Theberge, Mary Ann Mears, Gonzalo Fonseca, Dana Ann Scheurer, and John Parker and found at various locations throughout Reston.

Each activity packet introduces a key theme inspired by the artists and their artworks. Kids of all ages and their adults will learn fun facts, explore public art from different angles, and create through writing, drawing, and making the suggested art projects. Designed for anyone, these activities also are intended to encourage intergenerational conversations about art and to foster further appreciation through making. There’s something for everyone in your group to engage the mind and senses!

Download the pages to use at home and to bring with you outside and get started on a new art adventure today! They print beautifully in gray-scale. They also work well on mobile devices.

Discover the more than 50 public artworks in Reston by checking out the free Public Art Map of Reston.

Patrick Dougherty

Stick Man

Patrick Dougherty


Shape Up

Dana Ann Scheurer

Creative Creatures

John Parker


Piece It Together

Valerie Theberge

Shaped by Nature

Mary Ann Mears

Artist Archaeologist

Gonzalo Fonseca