Are you familiar with the art of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama? Kusama’s artwork is so fun to introduce to kids because it is so colorful, playful, and meaningful. Dig into one of the illustrated children’s books about Kusama and her life. The books on this list are an easy, no prep way to introduce a little art history into your home school day. No prior knowledge is needed. Cuddle, read, and learn about Kusama together!
Learning about Yayoi Kusama together….
Kusama persistently uses several themes in her art throughout her lifetime. Kusama is often called the “Polka Dot” artist because she uses the theme of polka dots so pervasively in her work. She’s over ninety years old and polka dots are evident in her drawings as young as age nine! She also love the form of the pumpkin and uses it many of her paintings, sculptures, and installations. These themes make her art recognizable to even the youngest artists and will inspire some really fun conversations, and maybe even art projects
Older kids can complete this artist study on their own, especially of they’ve read a book or two! The questions may serve as discussion points for younger kids while they add color to the Kusama portrait!
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!