Let’s Talk About the Weather: Art and Art Projects

Tate Modern has a website that explores Weather in Art in their collection. There they also have a game to find out “what season you are,” articles and interviews to explore weather in art further: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/weather-and-art.

A “weather coursework guide”: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/student-resource/exam-help/weather and on Tate Kids a project to Make a Rainbow: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/performance/make-rainbow

The artist Natalie Miebach maps the data from extreme weather patterns into her basketry sculptures, creating brilliantly explosive works that are reminiscent of glitch-laden insect hives.

https://nathaliemiebach.com

Here is her TED Talk: Art Made of Storms: https://www.ted.com/talks/nathalie_miebach_art_made_of_storms?language=en

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut:

Hre is an article about an exhibit of Artwork inspired by the Weather:

https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/when-art-captures-wind-and-rain-and-bit-ourselves

Painted Paper Art

Here is a beautiful cloud painting project you can do with your kids, inspired by Eric Carle’s Little Cloud book:

This site also has another awesome cloud painting project inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s Sky Above the Clouds (See Featured Image):

Brassy Apple

Here is a really fun Find the Picture in the Clouds Drawing Game:

Gift of Curiosity

Here is a cool Cloud Classification Craft:

The Kennedy Center has a watercolor lesson plan (grades 3-5) to explore the theme of weather. Students analyze paintings depicting different types of weather to create an original landscape painting of a weather condition. They will learn how weather influences culture, daily life, and mood and will use the elements of art criteria to discuss and critique paintings:

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/lessons-and-activities/lessons/3-5/exploring-weather/

Have you worked up an appetite? Walk in The Sun website has some really awesome weather related treat recipes including sunshine eggs, rainbow skewers, rainbow veggies, and cloud jello cups:

https://walkinthesunshineblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/fun-kids-recipes-weather-theme.html

Send us a comment if you try any of these out, or if you know of any other weather related art or art projects for kids! Check back for our book recommendations and if you missed the last two posts, we have one to learn about the weather and one with weather-related science experiments!

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