Art Activities Inspired by Famous Artists (by The Art Critique)

Art Activities Inspired by Famous Artists | Tiger and Tim

Well, hello there, boys and girls! It is me once again, the one and only Art Critique here to inspire you about the beauty of art!

filming Picture | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

Let me take a break from filming Picture This (check it out on YouTube, kids!), and share with you once again my expertise and knowledge in the sophisticated world of arts.

Last time, I discussed with you how young Tiger Cubs could benefit from doing arts and crafts. And because I love arts so much, I would like to share some activities inspired by famous artists worldwide (also known as my friends). Doing these activities could serve as a nice break from remote learning and watching educational videos for your kids!

So gather the art materials, and let’s get creating!

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

Without a doubt, Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous artists in the world (ahem, aside from me, of course!). Picasso is known for his Cubist-style of painting – where artworks are created with stark geometric shapes. That’s fancy talk for squares and rectangles!

Take a look at the following art activities inspired by the legendary Pablo Picasso:

Picasso-Inspired Cubism for Kids

Black Glue and Watercolor Picasso Portraits

Picasso-Inspired Cubism for Kids | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

Picasso Faces – Easy Art for Kids

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

Starry, starry night, paint your palette blue and gray…

Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just singing away my love for the works of Vincent Van Gogh. The Dutch Impressionist painter is known for his dreamy paintings, Starry Night and Sunflower, to name a few.

Van Gogh lived an extraordinary life. Before trying out these activities, you might want to show a short documentary on YouTube to your kids about the artist’s sad but incredible biography (I tear up just by thinking about it).

Here are some fun art activities for kids inspired by the master, Vincent Van Gogh.

Starry Night Fork-Scraped Painting

Starry Night Fork-Scraped Painting | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

Recreating Sunflowers

Van Gogh Art Project

Claude Monet

Claude Monet | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

Claude Monet is another master in painting dreamy landscapes. The French artist is also known for his impressionist-style artworks, including the world-renowned series called Water Lilies, featuring what else but water lilies!

Get the kids to learn more about the Impressionist movement by watching some videos online before making the artworks here:

Water Lillies Paper Craft

Water Lillies Paper Craft | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

Kids Impressionist Art Activity: Painting Without a Brush

Tissue Paper Monet Art Projects

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

Kids love to play around with colour (and so do I!). So without a doubt, they will love doing some Matisse-inspired artworks!

Henri Matisse is a French painter known for his expressive use of hues and shadows. There are several videos online that kids can watch to learn more about this influential artist.

Here are some art activities inspired by Henri Matisse:

Paper Cut-Out Project

Paper Cut-Out Project | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

Snail Cut-Out Art

Fun with Matisse

Paul Klee

Paul Klee | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

Abstract art is one of my favourite art movements, and I have painter Paul Klee to thank for pioneering this famous art style. Klee is known as the Father of Abstract Art and has wowed (and puzzled) people with his works.

Making abstract art is a fun way for kids to express their creativity. Watch some videos about Abstract Art and Paul Klee to further appreciate this style of painting.

Here are some art activities inspired by Paul Klee:

Paul Klee Block Painting

Paul Klee Block Painting | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

Paul Klee-Style Collage

Colourful City Collage

Colourful City Collage | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

More art activities are inspired by famous artists out there waiting for you and your Tiger Cubs to discover! Don’t forget to share your children’s masterpiece with us, and I might just feature it on Picture This! Very exciting! 

LANDSCAPE Art | Tiger and Tim activities for kids

To get a chance to be featured, simply take a LANDSCAPE photo (yes, it has to be said in all-caps for emphasis, mums and dads!) of your child’s work of art and send it through this link. Who knows, your future Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, or Klee might be featured on one of Tiger and Tim’s learning videos for kids! Now that is just SUPER!

Wash your hands | | Tiger and Tim Wash your hands

I’ll have to get going now…  art needs some curating and critiquing somewhere in the world. I’ll be waiting for your submissions, boys and girls! Toodles!

The Art Critique

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