Art Therapy Project: Georgia O’Keeffe Big Flower
Artist and painter, Georgia O’Keeffe, was born on November 15, 1887, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Known for her striking flower paintings and other captivating works, O’Keeffe was one of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century.
O’Keeffe always painted subjects using strong colors. She simplified her subjects so that nothing remained except the most important parts. O’Keeffe focuses our attention on the flower by making it big and simplifying its form. Making something large helps us notice details we might miss otherwise.
Masterpiece Modified: Georgia O’Keeffe Big Flower
- Materials: Colored paper, glue, scissors, crayons or markers
- Fine Motor Skills: Scissor/Cutting and Gluing
- Art Skills: Drawing straight, wavy and curved lines. Experimenting and testing cause and effect.
- Choose a colored piece of paper. Have the artist draw a long wavy line along the edges of the paper, creating a shape.
- Have the artist choose another colored piece of paper. The artist will draw 5 straight vertical lines on the paper.
- Have the artist draw two curved lines connecting to create leaves on a green piece of paper.
Choose another colored piece of paper. Have the artist draw a circle on the paper.
Have the artist choose another colored piece of paper and draw a long, wavy line to create a smaller shape.
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