Female artists rule for International Women’s Day and every day! Let’s take a moment to honor the remarkable contributions of female artists throughout history. From trailblazers who defied societal norms to contemporary visionaries reshaping the art world, their impact resonates far and wide. Try out each of our famous female artist projects and follow in their steps of creativity!


Women in Art Projects for Kids

From Faith Ringgold’s narrative quilts to Yayoi Kusama’s immersive installations, each female artist’s unique voice adds richness and depth to the tapestry of human experience. As we look to the future, may we continue to amplify the voices of women artists and empower the next generation to pursue their dreams boldly. Happy International Women’s Day!

NOTE: Each female artist project featured below comes with a free printable to spark creativity. Use it as we did or as a springboard for your own imagination!

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This video featuring Faith Ringgold is a sample of what is included in our Famous Artists Project Pack!

Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold is a beacon of the feminist art movement, pioneering narratives through her captivating quilts and vibrant paintings. Born in Harlem in 1930, Ringgold’s work explores themes of race, gender, and identity with unparalleled depth and resonance.

Try this project: Story Quilt Square


Bronwyn Bancroft

Bronwyn Bancroft, an accomplished Australian artist and activist, amplifies Indigenous voices through her vibrant and intricate artworks. Drawing inspiration from her Indigenous heritage, Bancroft’s pieces often serve as powerful vehicles for social commentary and cultural preservation.

Try this project: Bancroft Landscape or Bancroft Ornament.


Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama’s mesmerizing installations and polka-dot motifs have made her one of our most recognizable contemporary artists. Kusama’s work transcends boundaries, challenging societal norms and embracing themes of infinity and eternity.

Try these projects:

Kusama Art

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo’s deeply personal paintings testify to her unwavering strength and resilience in adversity. Kahlo’s art reflects her experiences with chronic pain, identity, and Mexican culture with raw honesty and vulnerability. Her iconic self-portraits are often adorned with vibrant floral motifs and symbolic imagery,

Try these projects:

Frida Kahlo Collage

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe’s abstract floral paintings and dramatic landscapes have solidified her as one of America’s most iconic artists. O’Keeffe’s work captures the essence of the American Southwest with a blend of precision and emotion. Her bold compositions and vivid colors invite viewers to see the world through her eyes, finding beauty in the most minor details and grandest vistas.

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Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas’s vibrant paintings are a symphony of color and light, inviting viewers into a world of joy and wonder. Thomas’s career as an artist blossomed later in life, with her groundbreaking abstract compositions earning her widespread acclaim. Her bold colors and rhythmic patterns reflect her deep appreciation for the natural world’s beauty and her experiences as an African American woman.

Try this project: Alma’s Rings

Circle Art Activity

Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson’s groundbreaking work, through photography and mixed media, challenges conventional notions of identity and representation. Simpson’s art is a testament to the power of visual storytelling, offering a platform for marginalized voices to be seen and heard.

Try this project: Lorna’s Collage


Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses, born Anna Mary Robertson Moses in 1860, defied expectations and became a folk art icon later in life. Despite beginning her artistic career in her late 70s, Moses’s charming depictions of rural life captured the hearts of millions worldwide.

Try this project: Moses Landscape.


Hilma AF Klint

Hilma af Klint was a visionary figure whose groundbreaking abstract paintings predated the abstract art movements of the 20th century. Despite being largely unrecognized during her lifetime, her artworks have garnered widespread acclaim in recent years for their pioneering exploration of abstraction and esoteric themes. Her daring use of color, symbolism, and geometric forms paved the way for future generations of abstract artists, cementing her legacy as a true trailblazer in art.

Try this project: Hilma’s Collage

Hilma Af Klint Art

Free Printable Women in Art Guide


Women in Science Projects

Round out your female artist lesson plans with a few women in science projects. Many feature an artistic element to them! Find the complete list of Women in Science projects here.

Helpful Art Resources To Get You Started

Here are a few resources that will help you introduce art more effectively to your kiddos or students and feel confident when presenting materials. You’ll find helpful free printables throughout.

Printable Famous Artist Bundle

You’ll find each of our famous artists featured in our Famous Artists Project Pack 👇  including tons of fantastic resources!

This bundle includes a variety of art packs to cover different areas of the art experience! It is perfect for ages 5-12, with various activities to suit all age levels. It is easy to use in the home or classroom.

Includes Women in Art Mini Pack!


  • Famous Artists Project Pack with 25+ artists to explore past and present, including women, people of color, and indigenous peoples.
  • Artists Challenge Pack: Various extra art projects, including a museum scavenger hunt and extras.
  • 7 Elements of Art Pack: Learn about and explore the 7 elements of art with handy information, tips, and fun projects to try.
  • Art and Playdough Pack: Make homemade playdough and use these art mats with kids of all ages featuring famous artists with simple information.
  • Art Techniques Pack: Learn watercolor, collage, and printmaking techniques for your art projects. Complete with information, tips, and activities to try!