This coming Saturday, January 31st, is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day! I wanted to put together a list of resources and fun stuff to help celebrate! Art is HUGE at my house. We love going to art museums, discussing art and creating art!
All the resources are free or cheap.
These are just a few. Get a book about art history and let your kids look through it. Which are their favorites? Check out books about that artist, style or period! Then to try to recreate a favorite piece in your own way.
Tissue Paper Monet Lily Pond
Paint with Your Feet
Torn Paper Landscapes
Kandinsky Plastic Circles (scroll down)
Matisse Scissor Style
Project Ideas of all Kinds
30 Projects for Exploring Great Artists
50 Art Projects for Active Kids
Montessori Inspired Art Appreciation
15 Fine Art Projects
Combining Art with Science
For more activities, check out my Pinterest Page
Another activity that we like to do is listen to a piece of music (any kind at all) and draw or paint the way it makes you feel. What do you think of when you hear it?
The MET Online Collection
The Getty Online Collection
National Gallery of Art
The Kennedy Center
Art Coloring Pages (for recreating masterpieces)
Abstract Coloring Pages
Color Me Masterpieces
Renaissance Art Cards
Reformation Art Cards
Art Printables and Lessons
Famous Artist Notebooking Pages
Fine Arts Notebooking Pages
Coloring Pages and Art Alphabet
Art Unit Study
100 Things to Draw List
Copywork and Notebooking Pages
Here is a list of artists that I have put together resource lists for :
Must Have Art Supplies
Different types of paint - water colors, tempera, acrylic, finger paints
Air dry clay or the ingredients to make your own
Ingredients to make papier mache
Recycled plastic bottles
Water color paper
String or yarn
HAVE FUN CREATING ART!!!!!