There's nothing more soothing than looking at an abstract artwork and letting your mind enjoy playing around with the color, line, and shape of it all. There's no right or wrong, and that's the best thing about it. Creating abstract art is second nature to the very young, but can be a bit challenging for older kids that are more apt to want to create realistic representations of the world around them.
Using an artist as influence makes things more interesting - and everybody usually learns something new along with creating a fun and interesting artwork. Color theory isn't everyone's cup of tea. When teaching high school, just saying the words, "color theory" caused my class to groan with discontent. But, I usually found ways to get them interested - and maybe have some fun in the end.Read More »from Fine Art for Kids: Color Mixing with Helen Frankenthaler