Yayoi Kusama's Pumpkin Art: Batik Style Art Project for Kids

Grade Levels
K - 6th, Homeschool
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21 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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This à la cART lesson introduces students to the avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama and her collection of “Pumpkin” sculptures, mirror rooms, and paintings. Students will use resist painting techniques to create a painting of a pumpkin in batik style

You will Receive

  • 21-page, non-editable PDF
  • a single class (45-60 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
  • respond to art worksheet
  • gallery of student work
  • common core art standards
  • extension activity

Total of 21 pages

Materials Needed

I design à la cART lessons to be completed with simple art supplies as it is difficult enough trying to cart materials from one classroom to another.

Approximate Time Needed

The time needed will depend on the age group of students but usually takes approximately 45 - 60 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

(1.VA:Cr3.1.1a) Use art vocabulary to describe choices while creating art.

(3.VA:Re8.1.3a) Interpret art by analyzing use of media to create subject matter, characteristics of form, and mood.

Perfect for grades K – 6, homeschooling

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Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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