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Autumnal Artworks for Home Learning

As the wind brings in the seasonal change, we are welcoming in the Autumnal opportunity to incorporate some art appreciation into our home learning. My children are under 5 so art appreciation is about the visual right now but slowing creeping in is the background and stories behind the works. By using famous artworks we can open up vocabulary about rich colours, flora and fauna and the behaviour of natural world cycles. It is so interesting and lends itself to discussion and exploration.

David Hockney, Woldgate Woods, 2008

David Hockney, Woldgate Woods, 2008

Crisp walks can bring home horse-chestnut husks and the last of the roadside blackberries, there are bucketloads of crispy leaves which work really well as leaf paintbrushes or sticking and glueing. Maybe you can compare stages of a fallen leaf from freshly fallen to crumbling and skeletal. Remember to take a basket out with you for all your special collections!

This is the time to expand what the eyes can see and translate that onto paper through painting, collage, mixed media artwork – you might use it for wrapping paper as the holiday season looms or send some cards to loved ones near and far. You aren’t just tied to browns and reds – blues, purples, yellows and greens also make an appearance.

Edward Hopper’s, October on Cape Cod, 1946

Edward Hopper’s, October on Cape Cod, 1946

Georgia O’Kefee, Autumn Leaves, 1924

Georgia O’Kefee, Autumn Leaves, 1924

Vincent van Gogh, Autumn Landscape with Four Trees, 1885

Vincent van Gogh, Autumn Landscape with Four Trees, 1885

Pierre Bonnard, Autumn View, 1912

Pierre Bonnard, Autumn View, 1912

Claude Monet, Autumn on the Seine at Argenteuil, 1873

Claude Monet, Autumn on the Seine at Argenteuil, 1873

Vincent Van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1888

Vincent Van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1888

Gustav Klimt, Birch Forest I, 1902

Gustav Klimt, Birch Forest I, 1902

Here are our current favourite famous artworks to get you going – they’re great for kids and adults alike and can begin a season of art appreciation for you too. Museums will be a hit now that the weather has changed so this can be the prep work for some family outings, perhaps. Let us know how you get on, which artworks bring you joy and creativity and which ones you have on your walls!

Artworks to get your autumn creativity going:

  • Edward Hopper’s, October on Cape Cod, 1946
  • Georgia O’Kefee, Autumn Leaves, 1924
  • David Hockney, Woldgate Woods, 2008
  • Vincent van Gogh, Autumn Landscape with Four Trees, 1885
  • Pierre Bonnard, Autumn View, 1912
  • Claude Monet, Autumn on the Seine at Argenteuil, 1873
  • Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers, 1888
  • Gustav Klimt, Birch Forest I, 1902

The National Gallery is a great place to head to for further appreciation of art as well as the tatemodern, two of our favourite galleries in London. Esther has a gorgeous autumnal list of her favourite crafts for the season over here too.

Love and light,

Zainab x


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