Yayoi Kusama "My Eternal Soul" Acrylic Painting Art Project for Kids

Grade Levels
3rd - 7th, Homeschool
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13 pages
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  1. This à la cART art bundle is for elementary classroom teachers or home schoolers – full of projects inspired by the Japanese contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama. Each lesson has been successfully tested and used with TK (Transitional Kindergarten) to grade 5 students. It starts with an easy project, a
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Students love playing this dice game to create a Yayoi Kusama “My Eternal Soul” inspired acrylic painting. By rolling the die, they collect the different parts required: borders, eyes, worms, faces – all elements taken from Ms Kusama’s vast collection of “My Eternal Soul” series.

You will Receive

  • 13-page, non-editable PDF
  • a single class (60 - 90 minute) duration art project
  • an introduction script to read aloud with questions to engage students
  • list of different art techniques used
  • step-by-step instructions with pictures
  • roll-a-die game
  • gallery of student work
  • common core art standards

Materials Needed

I designed this lesson to be completed with simple supplies: paper, pencils, black sharpies, photocopies of roll-a-dice master, dice, small paint brushes, and acrylic paint.

Approximate Time Needed

The time needed will depend on the age group of students but usually takes approximately 60 – 90 minutes for the read-aloud introduction, art lesson and clean up.

Read Aloud Introduction

You do NOT need any art and / or art history knowledge to teach à la cART lessons – it is all laid out for you. The read-aloud introduction introduces the artist and explains art movement and techniques pertinent to the lesson; with questions guiding student conversation.

Reference Materials

I like using visuals to support my lessons. Due to copyright infringement, the art pieces are not included but I have listed the artist and title of the artwork. You can do a Google image search and then share with the class by projecting on a smartboard or whiteboard.

Common Core Art Standards

(4. VA:Cr2.1.4a) Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches

(5. VA:Cr3.1.5a) Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in art-making

Perfect for grades 3 – 7, homeschooling

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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