Wind Dancing with Spring Flowers – Alma Thomas

Medium

Oil Pastel

Grade Levels

4th, 5th, 6th+

About The Project

Imagine looking out a window, down at a colorful spiral of planted flowers in a garden – that’s what inspired Alma Thomas when she created her painting Wind Dancing with Spring Flowers (1969)! Learn cool techniques to recreate your own hypnotic Alma Thomas inspired artwork.

Art Techniques:

symmetrical, radial symmetry, warm colors, cool colors, circles, shapes

Art Standards:

4th Grade: 1.3, 2.1, 2.7, 2.8

5th Grade: 1.2, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7

6th Grade: 1.1, 2.1, 2.3

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  • Artist Display Alma Thomas - Wind Dancing with Spring Flowers
  • Artist Info Slip - Alma Thomas
  • Art History PowerPoint - Alma Thomas
  • Activity Worksheet 1 - Alma Thomas
  • Activity Worksheet 2 - Alma Thomas
  • Activity Worksheet 3 - Alma Thomas