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Bring Art History to Life!

Inspiring art activities that will bring out the art history buff in anyone! These crafts will make art history fun and accessible for kids (and parents!) of all ages.  
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Make a Picasso Mask

Show your fifth grader how to create a vivid and colorful, Picasso-inspired, 3-D mask.

Make Your Own Matisse Cut-Out

This activity teaches your third grader how to make a paper cut-out still life, in true Matisse-style.

Egyptian Bowl

Help your child make a papier mache bowl, based on Egyptian Faience ceramics techniques which date back to 3500 B.C

Paint Like Jackson Pollock!

Use marbles and paint to explore the wild world of shapes and color...and build writing strength, too.

Dream Dot Painting

Have your child practice one of the oldest art forms in a modern way. She'll make her own Aboriginal dot painting, deriving inspiration from her dreams!

Art Like Michelangelo: Looking Up!

Give your kid a go at making art like master painter Michelangelo did on the ceiling of the Sistine making her own colorful angel!

Paint a Dotted Seurat Masterpiece

Learn to mix colors and paint a masterpiece of dots, with this art activity that takes a page from Georges Seurat and pointillism!

Make Cave Paintings

Using butcher paper, ink and charcoal, your child will explore ancient motifs such as buffalo, bison and hunters by creating her very own cave painting.

Make Your Own Pointillism Self-Portrait

Kids learn about pointillism as they make their own self-portrait in the style of famed American artist Chuck Close.

Van Gogh Sunflower Art Lesson

This fun art activity will get your child's creative juices flowing and will teach her about shapes, pattern and texture along the way.

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