Fall is an invigorating time of year. Enjoy the season with your kids with these valuable and inspiring creative autumn art projects. More than just capturing the lovely season, these projects delve into art history or a further understanding of the elements of art.
This autumn collage focuses on squares and rectangles to give the tree a pixelated like appearance. Children will like the resemblance to Minecraft. Using just paint, paper, crayons, glue, and scissors, the project is an accessible and beautiful one. The project is a great catalyst to discuss warm and cool colors as well as a loose thread to discuss Piet Mondrian‘s body of work.
Impressionist fall trees is another lovely That Artist Woman fall project. I did this lesson with fourth graders. Some of them got a little crazy with the India Ink, but the end products were still something the kids were excited to take home and show off. In addition to an introduction to Impressionism, this project was a great springboard for a discussion on the rule of thirds and the magic of 3.
This incredibly simple collage by Julianna Kunstler is a great fall project idea for younger kids. It only requires basic materials: colored paper, a sharpie, scissors, and glue. To add some art history to the discussion, introduce Paul Klee and look at his painting, “Park Bei Lu.”