Modern Art Inspired Projects for Kids
Mimicking modern art is a fun painting activity to do with kids that can brighten up any ordinary afternoon
Modern art and playtime with your family have a lot in common: Both are forms of calculated anarchy and wild imagination. To prove it, we've chosen three paintings from the permanent collection of the museum of modern art in New york city that your gang can re-create together. From smearing and stomping to flicking and flinging, here's how to make your own masterpieces.
Left: Jackson Pollock. White Light. 1954 The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection / Right: Laura Hinely
MASTER (left): While at first glance White Light, by abstract expressionist Jackson pollock, may seem like a haphazard splatter of paint, it's actually a masterpiece of controlled chaos.
APPRENTICE (right):Pass out brushes to each member of your family and experiment. See what happens when you drizzle thick or thin paint (add water to help with consistency). Flick your wrist in different directions, splattering various colored paints across the canvas.