Teaching art history to kids can be as easy as opening a book. Don’t stress about knowing it all before you start teaching about some of the greatest artists of all time. Check out the artist list below, pick a time period that interests you and your young artist and start teaching kids art history through literature!
Nothing can replace going to an art museum and seeing great works of art in person. When that’s not an option try these museums that offer the best art websites for kids. They offer interactive fun designed to expose and engage your kiddo with the art in their collection.
These sketchbook prompts each borrow a bit from a famous artwork. The rest is up to the imagination of your young artist!
The flowers, the bones, the clouds- all of Georgia O’Keefe’s artwork is bright and colorful and perfect for introducing another amazing woman artist to your kiddos. Use this book list and free Georgia O’Keefe artist study printable to get started today!
Are your kids familiar with the work of Frida Kahlo? She was a a fiery personality with a colorful body of work perfect for introducing to kids of any age!
Let this list of children’s book bring the Chinese New Year to life through stories and colorful illustrations. Then use the free printable information sheet and dragon coloring page to keep the learning going!
Do you know the name Yayoi Kusama? If you don’t know her name I guarantee you’re familiar with her artwork. Her images of polka dots and pumpkins have woven themselves into our popular culture.
As a creative person I would encourage a person of any age to explore jobs in the arts, hobbies in the arts, therapies in the arts. You get the idea. I value the arts. Making stuff is good for the soul. But as a parent it can be scary to encourage your child to choose an occupation in the arts that may or may not appear to be able to support a family.