Georgia O’Keeffe Activity


Look over the NGA kids article on O’keeffe and respond in the comment box which of the 5 “Jack-in the Pulpit ” art works you liked best and tell me why. They are numbered 1-5.


Your comment should be at least two sentences, something like this. Use just your first name

I like the # 3 painting the best I felt it was a very powerful painting. It looked magical to me and I love the contrast and colors O’Keeffe used in this one the best.

Ms. Naughton


When you are done posting your comment get a sheet of paper and complete the “Nature Study” activity choosing one of the shells in the basket. Have fun and be creative!!

Ms. Naughton

Picasso and Cubism

Well you just finished your self-portrait in the cubism style of art and learned about the artist Picasso.

Click on the link below to create a second self-portrait in Mr. Picasso Head.

Before you try it write a blog comment to the following.

Did you like creating a cubist style portrait, provide your answer and tell why you did or did not like creating in the style of cubism.


Mr. Picasso Head Link


Abstract Art Lesson

Learn  more about abstract art of artist Joan Miro.
Joan Miro (1893-1983) He was a Spanish painter and sculptor who produced colorful abstract and surrealistic works of art during much his life.

Explore this Gallery first, look at Joan Miro’s art, then the interactive NGA Brushster Activity second.

When you have finished respond to the following  by typing a comment.

Write a thoughtful comment (2 sentences) discussing 3 things that make up abstract art and what you like about abstract art.

Click on Links below


NGA Activities

“Docent for a Day”


Art History Lesson: Docent for the Day


To go along with our Art History Lesson will be acting as docents for a day by making a multi-media podcast in Garage Band. A docent is someone who is trained to inform the public of a collection of artifact or artworks by teaching them about the culture and history of the works. You will be working in groups  to choose an artist from the mystery bag, then create a podcast complete with images of the artists work. You must include a discussion about at least two of the artworks.

Watch the Youtube video by a professional docent talking about the Barnes Foundation, which is located just outside of Philadelphia.


Docent Tour Barnes Foundation

Sample Podcast





Chagall Podcast

Free Time Activities: Great Websites for Aspiring Artists


Well you must have finished your art lesson if you are on the blog, so try some of these cool sites I found. Have fun creating art using technology, it is how most graphic artists work. Graphic artists create CD covers graphics for online and X-Box, Playstation games, T-shirt designs, cereal boxes, and sooooo much more. Once you have explored  few sites write a comment review about your favorite, which one it was and why it was your favorite and tell us what you created.

Ms. Naughton


Op Art and Graphics  Twirl Away and Create Cool 3-D Art.



Self Portrait by Pablo Picasso, he invented the cubist style along with Braque. Cubism focused  on planes, geometric shapes and fragmenting subjects like the planes of a cube. Cubists were  influenced by Tribal lMasks from Africa.


Mr. PicassoHead  Just like Mr. Potatoe head but with a cubism feel.




Painting by Jackson Pollack, drip, flick, dribble technique.


Jackson Pollack Drip, flick, splash and dribble paint to create and expressionistic piece.

Faces and Places in Art  Create Folk Art Style portraits and landscapes to go with them.




Pointillism is a technique of placing small dots of colors next to each other that when viewed  from a distance become an image.


 Pointillism Practice Page  Get to the point, paint with dots of color like Seurat.




Jungle painting by Roussea


Jungle  Go wild and create a Jungle with a mysterious feel the way Rousseau did.

Matisse for Kids click on the Matisse for kids link on the right side.





Painting by Keith Haring


Keith Haring Coloring Book  Jump into Haring’s  fun, creative world of bright images.

Surreal Painter Get surreal and create like Magritte and Dali.






Still Life   Create a beautiful still life like the old masters.

Conceptual Artist Jenny Holzer

Artist Jenny Holzer started her career as an abstract artist then changed her vision to using “TEXT” as art. She now focuses her art on using words and ideas in public spaces.LED signs became her most recognizable medium, however, she also uses text and ideas on  plaques,  signs, stickers, T-shirts, video, light projection and the internet. Originally she wrote her own text, now she uses text written by others. Her work often speaks about power, war, violence, and death.

Here are two projection artworks; Holzer uses a projector to project words onto public buildings to communicate her message.


Check out this Youtube video of Jenny Holzer’s work. Click on the link.

Assignment #1 Answer the following two questions using the blog comment box below, make sure you follow the blogging etiquette posted above the computers.

Describe two interesting facts you learned about the artist and/or artworks she creates.

What makes this artwork interesting to you?

Assignment:  #2 Jenny Holzer lets her art do the talking, you will be creating an artwork using “Text”  to send a message. No not a text message, a message using text. A deeper message about life and our planet. Your message should inspire the viewer to help the planet, go green, recycle, conserve etc. Here is a link to text you can be inspired by create your own test or use someone else’s idea.

You may use black paper and NEON paint to create an LED effect, or you may cut text out of magazines and create an artwork that uses text to send a message to the viewer, or you may do a projection piece using text to be projected on a surface, i.e. wall, whiteboard, etc. (We will use the document camera for this). Think about font size and style and its importance in communicating your message.

A few more images of Jenny Holzer’s powerful works.