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Studying famous artistsStudying famous artists can be pretty daunting for people who have not studied art themselves. The following websites may be a good starting point for teachers interested in getting started with introducing real works of art into the classroom.

13+ Famous Artists Inspired Art Projects for Kids!  This website shares a collection of art projects suitable for all primary school ages from early years upwards.  The projects all have detailed notes on what you need, how to do the project and also shows samples of work done. It is a great start for considering the artwork of:

  • Andy Warhol
  • Wassily Kandinsky
  • Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Vincent Van Gogh – Starry Night
  • Piet Mondrian
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Richard Schilling
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Picasso
  • Claude Monet
  • Wassily Kandinsky
  • Michelangelo
  • Damien Hirst
  • Picasso

Art for Kids “Welcome to Kids Get Arty! This section of the blog is dedicated to Art (vs crafts) and is all about getting kids exploring Art in general, as well as exploring  The Great Artists.

Three steps to take part:

1) Take an Artist – any artist – be it contemporary or not .
2) Look at a piece of art by them with your children. Be it at a museum, in print or wherever!
3) Then let that piece of art inspire you to get creative. And share it with us at our link up parties!” (Art for Kids)

This site gives many tips to getting started with using real art to inspire children. A previous blog post on the same site boasted about up to 30 projects from around the web:

” ...A round up of over 30 Kids’ Art Projects from blogs around the web – combination of teachers, non teachers, artists and non artists – showing you that there are many different ways of approaching The Great Artist with children….“(Art for Kids)

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