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Picasso Biography for Kids | Artist Biography FREEBIE

Interested in teaching your kids about Spanish Modern Artist, Pablo Picasso. This post includes a link to a biography for kids and a few resources to make learning about Picasso fun!

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Hey Kids Meet Pablo Picasso | Artist Biography
Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of Don Jose Ruiz y Blasco, an art teacher, and Maria Picasso y Lopez. At an early age Pablo showed an interest in drawing. His first words were “piz, piz”, which is short for “lapiz”, the Spanish word for pencil… Read more

More Pablo Picasso Lesson Resources
Combine Picasso’s biography with any one of these elementary level art resources for more fun. Consider printing a copy of Picasso’s Three Musicians or Self Portrait art pieces so your kids can learn to blend and mix colors as they color the coloring pages.

Pablo Picasso | Free Word Search Worksheet
Picasso Cookies | Free Art Lesson Plan
Picasso Cubist Paper Bag Puppet | Free Craft for Kids
“Meet the Artist” Job Application | Free Worksheet
Self Portrait (1907) | Free Printable Coloring Page
Three Musicians | Free “Learn to Watercolor” Project
Three Musicians (Picasso) | Free Coloring Page

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Piet Mondrian | Free Printables and Lesson Plans

Have you heard of Piet Mondrian?  Chances are that even if you haven’t heard of this amazing artist that you have seen his work, copied in clothing, shoes, architecture, and advertisements.  Below are ideas to explain how one artist can influence many other spheres of life.  In addition to the links and ideas below,  go to google images and type in “Piet Mondrian Influences.”  You and your student will be surprised how many different areas have been impacted by this artist.

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) Dutch Modern Artist

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Piet Mondrian was born in Amersfoort in the Netherlands, in 1872. He was the second of his parent’s children. At a very young age his father Pieter and his Uncle Fritz, both artists themselves, introduced Piet to the world of art.

In 1892, Mondrian entered the Academy for Fine Art in Amsterdam as a qualified teacher. While teaching at the academy he also practiced his painting. Most of his paintings from this period were of landscapes. These pastoral images of Holland included fields, cows and windmills. These paintings were representational, and show the influence that the pointillist (painting with dots) and fauvist (vivid colors) movements had on him. Read more…

Free Printable Artist Biography

Printable Biography – Piet Mondrian

Free Worksheets

Printable Word Search – Piet Mondrian

Printable “Meet the Artist” Job Application Worksheet

Free Printable Coloring Page

Printable Coloring Page – Piet Mondrian

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Free Lesson Plan with Art Project

Lesson Plan – Piet Mondrian

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“Meet the Artist” Biographies, Worksheets, and Projects

MakingArtFun.com features the biographies of our major artists, along with a collection of printable resources and lesson ideas that make learning fun!

Here are five recent additions to their collection of artist biographies, new free printable worksheets and a new art project.

Meet the Artist Biographies

Hey Kids, Meet Hieronymus Bosch
Hey Kids, Meet Michangelo
Hey Kids, Meet Wassily Kandinsky
Hey Kids, Meet Paul Klee
Hey Kids, Meet Claude Monet

Printable Meet the Artist Biographies

Hey Kids, Meet Hieronymus Bosch
Hey Kids, Meet Michangelo
Hey Kids, Meet Wassily Kandinsky
Hey Kids, Meet Paul Klee
Hey Kids, Meet Claude Monet

Word Search Worksheets
Build reading skills with our free printable artist word search worksheets. Let your students know how many words there are to find, and then ask them to complete the word search by identifying and circling the keywords found in the biography.

Hieronymus Bosch | Word Search
Michelangelo | Word Search
Wassily Kandinsky | Word Search
Paul Klee | Word Search
Claude Monet | Word Search

Art Project for Kids
Students will be introduced to the art of Renaissance artist Michelangelo, and will recreate an excerpt of his Creation of Adam from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and learn about subtractive process sculpting as they carve a goldfish from a bar of Ivory soap.

Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam | Lesson
Goldfish Soap Sculpture (Michelangelo) | Lesson

Enjoy!

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