Exploring Famous Artists for Kids

Exploring famous artists is lots of fun and a great opportunity to expose even the youngest children to new art processes and techniques. Teaching kids about art history can inspire some exciting artist inspired art projects. Scroll down to see a selection of our favourite ideas inspired by famous artists for kids. There are some art ideas for preschoolers (and even toddlers) as well as there being plenty of ideas that are suitable for older school aged children or even adults! 


Exploring famous artists with kids.  A series of art projects inspired by artists. Suitable for kids of all ages from toddlers/ preschoolers upwards.

Take a look at our list of 35 process art ideas in our FUN PAINTING TECHNIQUES CHALLENGE

You are never too young to appreciate art! There are lots of exciting art projects shared in this list of art for kids inspired by famous artists. I love that there is something for all ages, abilities and tastes. The art and craft ideas shared involve lots of different art processes and they are suitable for a large range of ages, some for children as young as toddlers or preschoolers.

Explore a new famous artist each day, each week or each month. There are plenty of ideas here to get you started. 



Famous Artists for Kids


Scroll though the list below and click on the links to try out some fun kids activities inspired by famous artists. We would love you to share your art projects with us!

So lets start with some of our own art projects inspired by famous artists. 


Claude Monet- Water Lilies



Claude Monet water lilies painting .  Exploring famous artists for kids.



Kandinsky - Concentric Circles in Squares Bead Craft



Kandinsky circles bead craft. Exploring famous artists for kids.


Kandinsky Circles


Kandinsky circles famous artists for kids


Andy Warhol - Pop Art



Famous artists for kids - Andy Warhol pop art



Picasso -  Playdough Faces


Picasso playdough faces. Famous artists for kids.

Van Gogh - Starry Night Foil Painting





Van Gogh - Starry Night Yarn Craft


Van Gogh Yarn Craft. Famous artists for kids.

Claude Monet Bridges Art for Kids


famous artists for kids. Georgia O'Keefe flower painting


Gustav Klimt Tree of Life


Gustav Klimt tree of life famous artists crafts for kids.


Andy Goldsworthy for kids


Famous artists for kids - Andy Goldsworthy


Famous Artsist for Kids Printables



If you enjoy finding out about famous artists and doing art projects inspired by their work check out our famous artist printable bundle! We have included project ideas, artist studies and templates for 20 famous artists.

famous artists for kids



More art projects for kids inspired by famous artists 


Here are some more famous artists for kids projects from some of our favourite bloggers. 





Gustav Klimt- Exploring patterns (Teach Beside Me)


Exploring patterns with Gustav Klimt - Exploring Famous Artists for kids

Georges Seurat - Fingerprint Pointillism (B-Inspired Mama)


Georges Seurat fingerprint pointillism painting - Exploring famous artists for kids.


Frida Kahlo - Flower Crown (Hispanic Mama)


Frida Kahlo flower crown- Explore famous artists for kids

Henri Matisse -  The Snail (Peakle Pie)


Henri Matisse inspired the snail collage - Exploring famous artists for kids

Jackson Pollock - Action Painting (Something 2 Offer)


Jackson Polluck inspired action painting - exploring famous artists for kids


Picasso inspired art for kids- Colouring with emotion.  Exploring famous artists.

Piet Mondrian - Preschool Art  (Learning And Exploring Through Play)


Piet Mondrian preschool art. Exploring famous artists for kids

(Handmade Kids Art)


Dale Chihuly inspired canvas art - Movement action painting for kids. Exploring famous artists series.


Romero Britto- Colourful Pop Art Artwork for kids.  Exploring famous artists.



Kandinsky art project for kids.  Concentric circles in squares.  Exploring famous artists.


Vincent Van Gogh Sunset on the Fields painting activity for kids

Marc Chagall - Glue Resist  (Planet Smarty Pants)


Marc Chagall glue resist art for kids- exploring famous artists

Louise Nevelson - Art Frames (Scribble Doodle and Draw)


Louise Nevelson art frame idea for kids - Exploring famous artists


We hope that you have fun exploring some of these famous artists for kids art projects. We would love to see your famous artist inspired projects!




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