Art History For Kids

Often, when looking for inspiration for art lessons to do with kids, I turn to other artists.  I feel like knowing art history for kids is rather important.  I want my boys to be able to recognize the well known artworks around the world.   For my own two kids, as well as for the art classes I teach, I make sure to incorporate art history and appreciation for art by looking at classical artists and exploring their style in our own art.

Here I will be adding art lessons based on the artist that we are exploring.  I am going to put them in a chronological order based on the artists time in history.

Art History For Kids Lessons:

Georgia O'Keeffe Art History Lesson For KidsGeorgia O’Keeffe Art Lesson

1889-1986

Draw these great landscapes inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe using oil pastels. This is a fun art history lesson for kids based on Georgia O’Keeffe’s work.

Pointillism Georges Seurat Art Lesson Art History For KidsGeorges Seurat And Pointillism Art Lesson

1859-1891 

I had a great time doing an art lesson on Georges Seurat.  After all, who wouldn’t have fun with Pointillism.  It is such a fun way of painting, and I love it.  The kids loved it also.  Give it a try!

Vincent Van Gogh Art Lesson LandscapeVincent Van Gogh Art Lesson

1853-1829

We explored van Gogh’s art by making these great landscape paintings inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s many wonderful landscapes.  Van Gogh is definitely a fascinating artist to explore.

Tiffany Stained Glass Art Lesson Art History For KidsTiffany Stained Glass Art Lesson

1848-1933

This is a really fun faux stained glass paintings lesson for kids to do.  We explored the art of Louis Comfort Tiffany, and then made our own faux stained glass paintings.

Recycled Mosaic Tiles Art LessonEarth Day Recycled Mosaic Art Lesson

This is most certainly one of my favorite art lessons to do with kids. It takes a bit of prep time, but really worth it!