Yayoi Kusama – Our Monthly Artist

Dear Parents,
During November, our monthly artist was Yayoi Kusama. She was born in 1929, so by today, she is 90 years old. Regardless of her age, she is still an active Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation. She is also active in painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts… Kusama was inspired, however, by American Abstract Impressionism.

To introduce Kusama to our children, first, we showed them books with her work. Then pasted colored dot on the walls which remained exhibited throughout the month. We read the book in the library called Yayoi Kusama “From Here to Infinity”. We also saw a very interesting video about the criticism of children towards pop art, specifically from an exhibition by Yayoi Kusama called: “The dotty”.

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Jeff Koons, artist of the month

Dear Parents,

As all of you know our artist last month was Jeff Koons. We hope some of you got a chance to take your children to Museo Jumex to see his exhibition.
During September, the children learned that Jeff Koons is a North American painter and sculptor. Most of his works are familiar with conceptual, minimalist and pop “art”

Children saw many of the most famous art made by Koons such as:

  • The huge sculpture called “Play-Doh”, which represents with great realism a giant block of plastic colors, identical to those made by children in preschool and shown here.
  • His famous Balloon Dog, a three-meter sculpture of polished steel painted, which is inspired by one of those puppies made with balloons for children’s birthday parties.
  • The Puppy a giant sculpture of a 12-meter-high dog built with flowers and an internal irrigation system that protects the entrance of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
Guided by Miss Wendy, we started by watching at his different artwork in a video and pictures. Then we help them inflate balloons and made balloons dogs. They paste news paper on it to make paper mache and later they paint them.
We continued by making Play Doh sculptures which children enjoy their unique creations.
The children loved learning about this new artist and really loved the activities we did.


“For me, art is a humanitarian act, and I think there is a responsibility that art can affect humanity, make the world a better place”  – Jeff Koons



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