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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.

How to Paint like Georgia O'Keeffe

Show your child how to paint in true Georgia O'Keeffe style. He'll enjoy painting art inspired by a master, and boost his math skills, too.

Madhubani Painting

Learn about the beautiful Indian art of Madhubani painting with this fun and creative project.

Chiaroscuro Painting

Have your high-schooler immerse himself in art history with this hands-on lesson.

Create a Cubist Self-Portrait

Help your child make a cubist self-portrait while he boosts his math and spatial skills with this fun lesson in art history!

Make Art Like the Ancient Greeks: Black-Figure Vase Painting

Ancient Greek vases were not only utilitarian, they were also works of art. Jump into ancient cultures by decorating your own vase in classic Greek style.

Design an Alexander Calder-Inspired Mobile

Make a construction paper mobile inspired by the work of Alexander Calder in this kindergarten arts and crafts activity.

Make Your Own Pop Art

Learn about Andy Warhol and his famous portraits with your child by creating your own self-portrait in his trademark style.

Make Block Prints... Like Rembrandt

Make beautiful print block art with your kids using recycled materials.

Klimt-Inspired Self Portrait

Spark your child's interest in art history by helping her create her own patterned self portrait inspired by the work of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt.

How to Paint Like Matisse

In this activity, your child will reference Matisse and also learn about patterns.

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