Season and nature, in general, have inspired many artists to create stunning artworks. Each season gives off a different vibe and emotion that artists love to capture. Summer lasts around 90 days, from June 1st to August 30th, but these summer-themed paintings are forever. Enjoy a glimpse of summer with these summer-filled paintings and books.
Summer-themed Famous Paintings
If Monet painted a monster by Amy Newbold
A kid-friendly, monster-infused tour of art history told from the eyes of a hampster.
Faces, places, and inner spaces: a guide to looking at art by Jean Sousa
How do artists use faces, places, and inner spaces to express themselves? Examining “faces” in the art can help us discover how people from different cultures and times have seen themselves. By looking at “places” (landscapes and cityscapes), we can become more aware of our everyday life and appreciate what surrounds us. This book will allow young readers to be prepared to take a new look at art and to start understanding how artists shape our view of the world.
The Usborne first book of art by Rosie Dickins
This book offers a unique and colorful introduction to the world of art for young readers.
Art and how it works : an introduction to art for children by Ann Kay
Take a colorful journey through the history of art from cave paintings and Renaissance art to modern graffiti. Find out how and why art is made. Explore colors, shapes, patterns and themes. Discover the world’s great artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, and Yayoi Kusama.
Rock art handbook : techniques and projects for painting, coloring, and transforming stones by Samantha Sarles
A guide to how to decorate rocks, utilizing a variety of decorative mediums and articles. Meant for both novices as well as experienced crafters, including a segment on projects to share with children.
Three-dimensional art adventures : 36 creative, artist-inspired projects in sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and more by Maja Pitamic
This book introduces young artists, ages 6 and up, to groundbreaking masterpieces and fresh techniques, then lets them loose. Children will: Weave a tapestry using yarn and a shoebox loom use found and recycled materials to assemble a still-life collage, Tie-dye a T-shirt using several pattern-creation techniques, etc.
Nature’s art box by Laura C. Martin
Presents more than sixty projects made from natural materials that are available almost anywhere.
Get into art: places by Susie Brooks
Introduces readers to works of art featuring “places” by such esteemed artists as Vincent van Gogh, Juan Gris, Paul Klee, Katsushika Hokusai, Raoul Dufy, Wassily Kandinsky, L.S. Lowry, Abraham Ortelius, Stuart Davis, Rene Magritte and provides instruction for “place” centered art projects.
Amazing outdoor art you can make and share by Mari Bolte
Step-by-step instructions, tips, and full-color photographs will help teens and tweens create outdoor-themed projects”– Provided by publisher.
Modern art adventures : 36 creative, hands-on projects inspired by artists from Monet to Banksy by Maja Pitamic
Modern Art Adventures” introduces young artists to groundbreaking masterpieces and fresh techniques, then lets them loose to create their own works of art.
Now it’s your turn to get messy and make masterpieces! Gather paper, pencils, and a coloring medium such as markers, paint, or even crayons and go outdoors. Sketch the environment around you. Be sure to draw the same viewpoint at different times during the day for a fun progression.