One of my favorite parts about homeschooling my kids is doing art projects with them. Pierre Auguste Renoir is the current artist we are learning about and I have a fun idea for a Renoir art project for kids!
I am a huge fan of impressionist art. I had one of Renoir’s prints on my wall as a kid, the Girl with The Watering Can. It has always been a favorite.
As I was looking through the art pieces of Renoir to print for my kids I saw one that I loved called The Wave. I thought it would be a perfect one to do with my kids. To recreate it, we used sponges! It was so perfect for this painting. The colors are all sort of swirled together and splotchy, this made it great for doing it with a sponge.
And, of course, we all had our own unique interpretation of how we should paint the art work! This is how my 5-year-old did his!
This is how my 9-year-old painted hers!
And this one is mine.
I recommend a thicker paper for this project! Ours was thin and got all bubbled. 🙂
Also, we love getting books on the artists we are studying. Here are a few great ones to look into!
Renoir Books for Kids:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir by Catherine Nichols
Sharing With Renoir (Mini Masters) by Julie Merberg
Color Your Own Renoir Paintings– Dover Masterworks
The Little Renoir by Catherine de Duve
Pierre Auguste Renoir (World’s Greatest Artists Series) Mike Venezia
Renoir for Kids (board book) by Margaret E. Hyde
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Art Profiles for Kids) by Barbara Somervill
See My Previous Artist Study Posts:
This is part of the Famous Birthday Series with the iHomeschool Network. Renoir’s birthday is in February. See more famous birthday posts for February HERE.