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

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!

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

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 Faces – Easy Art for Kids


Vincent Van Gogh

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

Recreating Sunflowers


Van Gogh Art Project


Claude Monet

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

Kids Impressionist Art Activity: Painting Without a Brush


Tissue Paper Monet Art Projects


Henri Matisse

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

Snail Cut-Out Art


Fun with Matisse


Paul Klee

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-Style Collage


Colourful City Collage

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! 

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!

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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