Fine Art in preschool and kindergarden

We have a wonderful kindergarten teacher that allows me to come in and observe her children in action any time I am available. Over several weeks, this classroom has been working on a collection of their own fine art modeled after many famous artists.

They each made their own art portfolio to keep their collection of fine art in as they studied the style of each artist.

With each artist they studied, the children kept a short log of information.


The portfolios included a folder to place their own work they modeled after each artist. Here are some of the finished pieces of their fine art!

Henri Matisse

Claude Monet

Georgia O’Keeffe

Pablo Picasso

Vincent Van Gogh

Georges Seurat

Books on Amazon


Links to Grow on

Be sure to check out this fine collection of preschool fine art by No Time for Flashcards!

By |2010-08-06T09:00:06+00:00August 6th, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Teacher Tom August 6, 2010 at 10:29 am - Reply

    My daughter was lucky enough to have a similar experience in kindergarden. In the long run, the best part is that she came away knowing great artists by name and style, which makes going to art museums WAY more fun. She’ll still say things like, “I remember making my own Mondrian painting,” while looking at a real one!

    • Deborah J. Stewart August 6, 2010 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      And as the artist you are – I am sure this is music to your ears (or art to your ears:)

  2. Stacie August 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    We’ve been doing our study of artists on “Masterpiece Monday!” You’ve probably seen them, but here is a link – Just like Tom said — it is so much fun when my daughter identifies an artist’s piece! I love it!

    I’ll have to make a portfolio! Great ideas!

    • Deborah J. Stewart August 7, 2010 at 11:19 pm - Reply

      Oh my gosh – I haven’t seen them! They are wonderful and I will share on facebook (On Monday)! Thanks for sharing with me:)

  3. wow AWESOME!!! I’m going to do something like that for my little Prek’r this year for mommy school!

    • Deborah J. Stewart August 9, 2010 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Awesome – you can really do some great things with one-on-one participation!!

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