Anyone can make art and anything can make art. Kellogg School’s Art teacher Jessica Zavala featured a lesson on Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese contemporary artist, as part of her virtual learning experience in the spring. The Kusama-inspired project helps children exercise their creativity without concern for perfection.
Kusama is known for her use of polka dots in both her abstract and realistic artwork. She influenced famous artists such as Andy Warhol, who is also known for his use of repetition. With everyday materials found in your home, children can emulate Kusama’s art to their heart’s desire. The only “requirement” for this project is the use of polka dots, but the dots can be made in any medium. Whether just paper and pencil, marker, paint, or even cut-outs from old magazines, this is a great opportunity to expand creativity. Artwork can be realistic or abstract, big or small, colorful or monochromatic—it is all up to your imagination.
Take a look at the video below for guidance and examples and make your creation as you go! Tag us on Instagram @goletaedufdn with your art!