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Learning about famous artists can be lots of fun and a great opportunity for
children to explore different techniques and mediums.  Follow along with us
as we explore the different masterpieces and create our
own artistic interpretations!  For each famous artist
there is suggest reading as well as a printable
reference guide for the back of your child's art.
Matisse
Miro
Mondrian
Monet
Pollock
Seurat
Van Gogh
Warhol
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What Makes a.....Series is published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  They are perfect for grades 6-8, or as a read aloud with late
elementary students. I would recommend this set as a purchase for your classroom, it will last for years to come.  We personally own these
and they are filled with information about each artist and feature many colorful photographs and explanations of their work.
Van Gogh is the name every young child knows,
and Starry Night is the title they remember!  Uses
this fun technique to create movement on your
canvas!
Here are three different ways your children can
create beautiful representations of Mondrian's
artwork. This is a great beginner craft for young
children.
Children who love to use bright colors love to
create Warhol inspired artwork.  You can use our
pre-printed Warhol artist cards, or use this
activity to teach children how to transfer and
copy images.
Okay, what kid doesn't love to splatter paint?  
We're using a bit of splatter and a bit of blowing
to make our Action Jackson paintings!
Claude Monet is well known for his beautiful
water scenes!  This is a fun (and messy) finger
painting craft that will leave children with
beautiful results.
Matisse had a very colorful style to his artwork,
and in his later years he used paper cut-out
arranged on canvas to create
Joan Miro
Miro has an amazing surrealist quality to his
work, making him a fun artist to study.  Children
can get creative with their doodles and have fun
with this easy project.
Pointillism is a fun artistic technique for any age
level!  Children enjoy making these
representational pieces of artwork.  This is a great
craft for children who like to work on details.
The Potato Eaters is not only a great painting to
study context but also to study light and
shawdows.  Children can recreate this hanging oil
lamp with oil pastels.
We love these books!