Video Links:

Part One: https://youtu.be/s5pdvNNnZ6A

Part Two: https://youtu.be/j-t-9di8A4g

One of the benefits of working in the Tampa Bay area is all of the amazing art museums. Every year I take my 2nd grader artists to the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. The museum has an amazing permanent collection including a few paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe. The students love learning about O’Keeffe and her art. They are always very excited to see her work in person when we go on our field trip. The painting entitled “Poppy” is the inspiration for one of our art projects leading up to the field trip. I also got this lesson idea from another art teacher at Painted Paper Art blog (FYI – this is an amazing resource for art teachers).

The learning goals for this lesson include color mixing, texture, and learning about Georgia O’Keeffe. To help my students learn about Georgia O’Keeffe, I share with them the book Georgia O’Keeffe (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists).

When the students are finished, all the flowers look different. I enjoy seeing the variety created by my young artists. Once they are all complete, I display them in the hallway on my bulletin board.

Materials List:

  • 12×18 red construction papper
  • 4×4 gray construction paper
  • 9×12 black tissue paper
  • Tempera Paints (yellow, red, black, and white)
  • Large paintbrush
  • Paint tray
  • Sponge Stamp (I cut up a sponge from the grocery store and clip it onto a clothespin)
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Pencil
  • Cup or circle for tracing


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