Georgia O’Keeffe, colorful poinsettia flowers, and pastels are the perfect combination for a simple Christmas art project that gets kids exploring famous artists! Budget friendly supplies and do-able art projects make learning art fun and practical. Get our free poinsettia printable below to explore art with kiddos of all ages this holiday season.
POINSETTIA ART PROJECT FOR KIDS
Georgia O’Keeffe was an American artist who lived from 1887 to 1986. She was known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O’Keeffe painted nature in a way that showed how it made her feel. She is recognized as a pioneer of American modernism.
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.
Pastels give you the opportunity to blur or harden edges. O’Keeffe’s fingerprints were often visible in her pastel paintings showing that she would firmly press the pigment into the paper. Have a turn at blending colors when you create your own poinsettia art below!
POINSETTIA ART ACTIVITY
- Poinsettia printable
- Oil pastels
- Cotton swabs
- Card stock
STEP 1: Print the poinsettia flower template.
STEP 2: Color your poinsettia with oil pastels.
STEP 3: Use cotton swabs or even your fingers to blend the colors together.
STEP 4: Cut out your flower and place on a card stock background color of your choice.
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