Combine the colors of fall with our free leaves printable below to create a fun mixed media art project inspired by the famous artist, Georgia O’Keeffe! Fall art activities for kids are a great way to explore art with kiddos of all ages at home or in the classroom. All you need are some watercolors, and a few oil pastels! Plus, it’s a fantastic fall leaves coloring page for any age!
COLORFUL O’KEEFFE FALL LEAVES ART FOR KIDS
Georgia O’Keeffe is an American artist who spent time in upstate New York at Lake George. She really enjoyed
nature and collecting leaves. Most of her leaf design artwork featured the colors of fall, browns, reds, and greens.
One piece, titled ‘Autumn Leaves, Lake George’ was one of twenty-nine leaf pictures between 1922 and 1931, all based on the leaves she collected at the lake.
Though she painted mostly in oils, O’Keeffe experimented with multiple mediums throughout her career, including charcoal, watercolors and pastels. But pastels would be the only medium along with oils that she used regularly over the years.
Create your own mixed media “Autumn Leaves” artwork with our combined leaves printable below. All you need are a few simple art supplies to get started!
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WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!
O’KEEFFE LEAVES ART ACTIVITY
- Leaves template
- Oil pastels
- Cotton swabs
- Black watercolor
STEP 1: Print out the leaf template.
STEP 2: Color the template with your oil pastels. Think about what colors you find in beautiful fall leaves!
STEP 3: Use the cotton swabs to blend different colors together to create a fall leaf look.
STEP 4: For added depth, paint over your design with black watercolor paint.
MORE FUN FALL ART ACTIVITIES
GEORGIA O’KEEFFE LEAVES ART FOR KIDS
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