I am not a huge fan of messy art projects for kids but my daughter is and, thankfully, as she gets older there is less mess for me to deal with!
One of her favorite art periods is Impressionism so we’ve used a few different books and websites that have become our go-to resources. If you’re studying Impressionist artists you’ll want to check out some of these resources.
Art Projects for Kids: Impressionism Resources
If you’re interested in learning more about Impressionism with your kids these books and websites are a great starting point for learning about the artists, finding inspiration for art project ideas, and a few art supplies that you should have on-hand.
With these books you’ll find fabulous art project ideas for kids, stories about the Impressionist artists,and lots of inspiration for creating art with your kids.
Books about artists:
- Katie Meets the Impressionists, Katie and the Waterlily Pond (James Mayhew)
- Degas and the Little Dancer, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, Cezanne and the Apple Boy (Anholt’s Artists Books for Children series)
- Renoir and the Boy with Long Hair
- Linnea in Monet’s Garden
- Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists series)
Art project ideas:
- Picture This!: Activities and and Adventures in Impressionism
- Discovering Great Artists
- Monet and the Impressionists for Kids
When I’m looking for art project ideas, these are the websites I like to check first.
If you want to add some coloring books, art stickers or art supplies, here are a few things that work well when you’re learning about Impressionist artists.
- Mary Cassatt, Degas, Renoir, Monet (Color Your Own series)
- Impressionist Art Masterpieces to Color
- Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, Cezanne (Art Stickers)
- watercolor pencils, paper, brushes, paints
- Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered
- First Steps: Painting Watercolors
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Do you have a favorite website for art project ideas for kids?