Create your own colorful circle art inspired by famous artist, Alma Thomas. This abstract circle art project for kids is also a great way to explore abstract art with kiddos of all ages. All you need are circles of different sizes and some colored markers to make your own unique artwork!
ABSTRACT CIRCLE ART FOR KIDS
Alma Thomas was an African American artist and school teacher. She was known for her patterned abstract style and for her vibrant color palette.
Thomas did not become a full time artist until she was 68 years old! Her work first became famous in the Washington DC area, where she went to school and later taught, but was not fully appreciated world wide until after her death in 1974.
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ABSTRACT CIRCLE ART
- Various sized rings
- Art paper
STEP 1: Gather different-sized circles to trace around. (Lids, cups, bowls)
STEP 2: Trace the largest circle first. Work down to the center from largest to smallest using your pencil.
STEP 3: Draw lines to divide each ring into small rectangle shapes. No measuring is necessary, just use your imagination.
STEP 4: Use markers to color in each shape, but leave a bit of white space on each side of your pencil lines.
STEP 5: Erase your pencil lines.
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MAKE YOUR OWN ALMA THOMAS INSPIRED ABSTRACT ART
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