Create some stunning paintings to investigate colour, form and line with a little inspiration from abstract artist Paul Klee! A great art project for children with beautiful, open-ended results.
I love looking at abstract and modern artists with kids because there is no subject matter or end-product to aim for, therefore they feel less inhibited and more excited to have a go to create their own. This process has really captured Cakie’s interest and it is now reflecting in her drawings too, where she has started drawing intersecting lines across the paper and colouring the sections that she creates with bright colours!
We are framing these in our new kids art gallery space in the kitchen, and giving some away to family members too as there are so many wonderful finished pieces!
Want more art inspiration? Check out the wonderful list of art projects for kids that are linked below to Kids Get Arty! And visit my creative co-hosts Maggy at Red Ted Art , Tinkerlab, Imagination Soup, Creative with Kids and Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas to see their amazing ideas too!
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See our other art projects: Mondrian
Klee & Kandinksy
Jen Walshaw says
Mini did Kandinsky this month, but the other painting in our dining room is a Klee!
Really like this, might have to try it with my children at school!
Thanks for this Anna. I am looking for some arty inspiration for the boys and Katy at the moment. Looking for fun easy projects we can do after school and this looks great! Was asking for arty inspiration on another forum and your blog was the first link mentioned 🙂 Off to check out your other links now.
Lora Langston says
I somehow missed this in the past! Love it ~ I will try to keep up we do lots of art with the masters.
Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum says
Wonderful – I love the line art of Klee great to do with young kids as well.
This is lovely, my girls would really enjoy this too – added to the list of things to do! Ellie
maggy, red ted art says
Ooh this is beautiful. I love her wonderful artwork. I can just imagine your painting session!! Can we come next time and can Red Ted join in too!! He would have loved it.
Paul Klee was one my first “Pin ups”, so I love that you picked him 🙂
Thank you for being such an amazing co host and making Kdis Get Arty fabulous.