Art for Kids: Landscapes and Seasons


Printable art activity. On the left is a painting of Wall Street in New York in Winter, and below it is a photograph of the city, inspiring kids to think about the way paintings show the world.On the left is a grid of paintings asking what season is this?
Discover art in the Bow Gallery at KAM. How do artists depict the world around them? How can we create art that relates to what we see in our world?
Teacher Resource

Try this downloadable activity inspired by art in the Bow Gallery at Krannert Art Museum.

Landscape paintings show us natural scenery like mountains, buildings, and other views outside. This printable shows paintings that are part of the Krannert Art Museum collection. They are landscapes of cities, rivers, and tropical places.

Activities include identifying the seasons in a landscape painting and thinking about landscapes as sometimes showing places we can see in real life or a photograph.

We can also get creative and make our own landscapes from what we see when we look out a window, from a photograph of a place we've been, or from a place that exists in a story or our imagination. (That's what Charles Burchfield did when he painted The Four Seasons.)