Master this Year’s Halloween Costume!


Costume Inspiration From Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Warhol, Mondrian & More!

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Make Halloween about more than just candy this year! These fun art master inspired make-at-home costumes will stimulate your child’s creativity and turn Halloween into an art history lesson. 

Here are some of our favorite art history themed costume ideas from the World Wide Web! Click on the photos to go to the website we found the costume idea on. Many sites have wonderful costume how-to’s!

This Halloween Become an Art Masterpiece or a Famous Artist!

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Van Gogh- Starry Night

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Van Gogh- Self Portrait

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van gogh costume 2

via blogs.smithsonianmag.com

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Jackson Pollock

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pollock costume

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Vermeer- “Girl with the Pearl Earring”

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girl with pearl earring costume

via costumesandcakes.blogspot.com

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Roy Lichtenstein

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lichtenstein costume 1

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lichtenstein costume 2

via neatmethod.com

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Edvard Munch- “The Scream”

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scream costume 2

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Da Vinci- “Mona Lisa”

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mona lisa costume 2

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mona lisa costume 1

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mona lisa costume 3

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Andy Warhol- Pop Art

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pop art costume

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Mondrian

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Grant Wood- “American Gothic”

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american gothic costume

via seakettle.com

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Frida Kahlo

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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol costume 2

Via bbmondo.com

Andy Warhol costume 1

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Vincent van Gogh

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Vincent van Gogh Costume 1

via ohhappyday.com

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via arthistorymom.com

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Bob Ross

Bob Ross

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Bob Ross costume 3

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Bob Ross costume 2

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Bob Ross costume 1

via katherinemaries.com

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Art Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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Be Square . . . Make a Mondrian Inspired Masterpiece!

Be Square . . . Make a Mondrian Inspired Masterpiece!

Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, is best know for his work that used primary colors, white and black in simplified lines and shapes on canvas. He believed highly simplified art could model a harmonious ideal world.

Mondrian was born in 1872 in the Netherlands. He was exposed to art at a very young age. His father was an art instructor and his uncle an artist. His early paintings were mainly landscapes. In 1911, Mondrian moved to Paris. It was in Paris, influenced by Cubist style artists like Picasso and Braque that his work became more abstract and began to incorporate more geometric elements. Later, in the Netherlands, Mondrian’s art was influenced of the primary color paintings of artist Bart van der Leck. After world war one, he returned to Paris and began creating the grid-based abstract painting for which he is know. Mondrian died in 1944 in New York City.

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Art Project: 

Mondrian looked at the world around him and broke down what he saw into very simple geometric shapes and colors. Kids, you can do this too! Look at something and squint your eyes. Notice how the small details disappear? When you squint it’s easier to see the basic shapes and colors.

What you will need:

  • graph paper
  • pencil
  • ruler or something with a straight edge
  • black marker with a wide tip
  • red, blue and yellow paint (or red, blue and yellow markers)

Instructions:

1)    With your pencil and ruler, draw three vertical (that’s a line that runs up and down) lines on your sheet of graph paper.  The lines do not need to be equally spaced on the paper.

2)    Next draw three horizontal (side-to-side) lines on your sheet of paper.

3)    After drawing your lines, select some of the spaces and paint them with your primary colored (red, yellow and blue) paints.

4)    After your paint has dried, draw over you pencil lines with a thick black marker.

Vocab Quiz . . .  Kids, Can you find parallel and perpendicular lines in your masterpiece?

 

ART KIDBIT:   PRIMARY COLORS

Primary colors are RED, YELLOW and BLUE. If you mix 2 primary colors, you will create a secondary color. (For example- red + yellow = the secondary color orange.) 

 

mondrianWant to learn more about Mondrian?

For biographical information about Mondrian and to see some of his art-  www.pietmondrian.com

Create Mondrian inspired art on your computer-
http://interglacial.com/pub/JavaScript/mondrian.html
http://www.tristesse.com/~howie/Flash/MondRect.html

 

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Masters on Canvas Camp Pictures

Van Gogh, Monet, Pollock, Mondrian and Picasso!

These amazing artists were our inspiration at camp last week. Check out these masterpeices! (Click on the thumbnails below to see the images larger.)

Would your child love these projects?
Sign up for our next Masters on Canvas II Camp, 8/11-8/14, 9:00-12:00 in Eden Prairie and Woodbury!