Art Projects for Kids
We offer 5 tracks that cover 35 Masters that will engage young student artists (K-5+) through the wonderful world of art history and hands-on learning. Please "pin" us!
Grant Wood Art Projects for Kids: Grant Wood’s American Gothic painting of two Iowa farmers is one of the most recognized and parodied masterpieces of American art. Our students know all about the distinctive portraits and landscapes of Regionalist Grant Wood. His local landscapes inspire the young artists to create their own farm landscapes with textures and patterns using fun materials in a new way.
Grant Wood Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Warhol Art Projects for Kids: The “Prince of Pop” artist, Andy Warhol, excites the children as they view his bright colors and simple shapes of everyday, popular items of the 1960’s. His most famous artwork, Campbell’s Soup Cans, along with other masterpieces, inspire the children to create their own version of “Pop Art.”
Andy Warhol Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Van Gogh Art Projects for Kids: The life and art of Vincent van Gogh is presented in an assembly to make art history come alive. Voice tapes, music lyrics, and van Gogh dress-up props motivate the children to investigate his artistic genius. In their classroom art activities texture is emphasized as they create their own oil pastel masterpieces of A Starry Night.
Vincent van Gogh Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Seurat Art Projects for Kids: The students discover the style of pointillism through the work of French artist, Georges Seurat. They will create their own “pointillism” masterpieces while learning and applying color theory.
Georges Seurat Art Projects — Meet the Masters
Rousseau Art Projects for Kids: Henri Rousseau was a French artist who brought jungle landscapes to life with his vivid imagination. His tropical plants and jungle animals are explored and created in the children’s artwork. They will create a colorful composition of plant and animal shapes using paint crayons.
Henri Rousseau Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Rockwell Art Projects for Kids: Norman Rockwell was enormously important as a guide to the American way of life during his lifetime. When the times called for it, he portrayed tragedy, hope, or peace. He saw the poetry, beauty, humor, and sadness of everyday life and made others see it. The art projects, created by the children, involve creating a cover for The Saturday Evening Post Magazine.
Norman Rockwell Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Ringgold Art Projects for Kids: Faith Ringgold created a beautiful combination of quilting and painting in striking works of art. Her African-American heritage inspires visual story telling in her colorful masterpieces. Student artists use cut-paper quilt designs combined with oil pastel pictures of a favorite memory to imitate her style.
Faith Ringgold Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Renoir Art Projects for Kids: Your students will discover the techniques of the impressionists while learning about Auguste Renoir’s beautiful “rainbow palette.” In their classrooms they will create a landscape with impressionistic color reflections.
Pierre Auguste Renoir Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Remington Art Projects for Kids: The life and art of Frederic Remington was presented creatively to make art history come alive. The children will investigate his realistic paintings that recorded the vanishing American “Old West.” In their classroom art activities, realism will be emphasized in landscapes created with chalk on colored paper.
Frederic Remington Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Rembrandt Art Projects for Kids: With the aid of a flashlight, the children will understand Rembrandt van Rijn’s special technique of painting highlights and shadow. This special “Rembrandt Lighting” was carried over to their own artwork in special Dutch landscapes.
Rembrandt van Rijn Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Picasso Art Projects for Kids: Pablo Picasso’s varied styles enable the student artists to see all phases of his artistic life. They will learn to identify Picasso’s different styles, including Cubism. Using a Cubist style, the children drew and created a Cubist composition using and balancing all of the art elements. Your artists will use right-brain drawing and chalk staining to finish their masterpieces.
Pablo Picasso Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
O'Keeffe Art Projects for Kids: Your student artists will explore the unique art of painter, Georgia O’Keeffe, an American woman artist. Her modern desert and botanical paintings will inspire your young artists as they paint in her style. They will apply lessons on color values and shading to enhance their artwork.
Georgia O’Keeffe Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Monet Art Projects for Kids: Our young artists will discover the techniques of the Impressionists while learning about the struggle Claude Monet experienced in gaining acceptance in the art world. His beautiful, vibrant use of color was emphasized as the students themselves painted in the Impressionistic style.
Claude Monet Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Mondrian Art Projects for Kids: Your students will discover the abstract art of Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian. His balanced compositions expose the children to a new style of art in which lines and geometric shapes are used to express mood and feeling. In their classrooms, the children create Mondrian-type balanced compositions.
Piet Mondrian Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Miro Art Projects for Kids: Your student artists will enjoy learning about the dreamlike surreal style of Joan Miro. Using abstract shapes, the children challenge their imagination to change reality into a special world where anything is possible.
Joan Miro Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Michelangelo Art Projects for Kids: Michelangelo was a Renaissance genius. His paintings, sculptures, and architecture are explored and admired as the children learned about his life and art. In their classroom art activity, the children focus on his architectural forms to create a facade in “marble.”
Michelangelo Buonarroti Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Matisse Art Projects for Kids: Your students will discover the abstract art of French artist, Henri Matisse. His bold use of color and shape in his paper cutouts expose the children to a new medium and style of art. In their classrooms, the children create masterpiece cutouts of their own using a sea motif.
Henri Matisse Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Martinez Art Projects for Kids: The history and culture of the Southwest Pueblo Indians is integrated with the introduction of master potter, Maria Martinez. The steps in making pottery are explored in preparation for the students to shape and decorate their own pottery.
Maria Martinez Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Lawrence Art Projects for Kids: The abstract art of contemporary American artist, Jacob Lawrence, enhances Black History Month. His art of bright patterns and shapes portrayed life in America through the eyes of this artist. The beginning and intermediate student artists explore tool shapes and the advanced artists create a cityscape.
Jacob Lawrence Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Toulouse-Lautrec Art Projects for Kids: Your students will learn about Toulouse-Lautrec’s unusual life. His unique use of line is investigated and the students create watercolor masterpieces of their own emphasizing line and color as Lautrec did.
Klimt Art Projects for Kids: The golden, sparkling portraits and landscapes of Austrian, Gustav Klimt, are introduced in Meet the Masters. Students investigate his use of jewels, mirrors, gold, and silver to create his Golden Style of the early 1900’s. His most famous masterpiece is “The Kiss,” known throughout the world.
Gustav Klimt Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Klee Art Projects for Kids: Paul Klee’s love of music serves as inspiration for many of his abstractions. The student artists will both hear and see the connection as they enjoy his fanciful imagination. Using watercolor washes, the young artists enjoy creating their own abstract compositions from their feelings and imaginations.
Kahlo Art Projects for Kids: Frida Kahlo enjoyed a short but successful career as the wife of famous muralist Diego Rivera. Her poor health and suffering is evident in her soulful self-portraits. The children will emulate this master by creating oil pastel art, featuring colorful parrots and fruit, imitate her national pride and vibrant colors.
Frida Kahlo Art Projects for Kids — Meet the Masters
Hopper Art Projects for Kids: American artist, Edward Hopper, simply and beautifully painted his love of the sea, countryside, and city life. The students take his simple lines and colors and create a seascape in his style with paint and paper collage.
Edward Hopper Art Projects For Kids — Meet the Masters
Homer Art Projects for Kids: Winslow Homer’s use of value (light and dark) in his masterpieces is explored. Students relive turn-of-the-century Americana through Homer’s illustrations and paintings. Using value with only black, gray and white, the children create a Homer-type composition.