We had some fun this week getting arty. You might remember the last time we participated in Red Ted Art’s Kids Get Arty challenge. The girls had a blast learning about Leonardo Da Vinci and created our own fresco paintings. They were excited to explore another master artist this time around. We just needed some inspiration. Well, the inspiration came from a great book that my sister gave my daughter for her birthday, “The Children’s Book of Art” from Usborne.
This book takes kids through art history, highlighting all the masters. After flipping through the pages my youngest daughter was drawn to David Hockney. David Hockney is a British artist who works in a wide range of media. Hockney work with everything from pens, markers and photography. We did some further research and while we loved his photo collage work, we fell in love with his brightly coloured English landscapes. The countryside has never looked so much like a colourful quilt. This piece is titled “Garrowby Hill”.
In our quest for fun after school activities I knew I could prepare an art project that my daughter would love. Using parchment paper as tracing paper…I was out of tracing paper…I traced the picture “”.
I then sat my daughter down and asked her to use whichever patterns she wanted to and create her own landscape.