Frida Kahlo

Art Projects and Curriculum

Student Artwork Showcase









About Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist known for her self-portraits that often depicted her physical and emotional pain. Born in 1907, she was mostly self-taught and began painting after a bus accident left her with multiple injuries. Her work was heavily influenced by Mexican culture and tradition, and often included symbolism and surreal elements.

Despite her relatively short career, Kahlo's work has had a significant impact on contemporary art and feminist movements. She has become a feminist icon and her work continues to be celebrated and recognized around the world.

Frida Kahlo Art Lesson & Art Activity

The children will emulate Frida Kahlo by creating oil pastel art, featuring colorful parrots and fruit, imitate her national pride and vibrant colors. Be sure to click through the student masterpieces at the top of this page.

Art Elements Taught

Color, Texture

Art Activity Emphasis

Mexican Still Life Compositions

Vocabulary Learned

color, contrast, overlapping, realistic, still life, texture

Student Art Supplies

Oil Pastels
Art Lessons for Frida Kahlo

How the Art Program Works:

1. Assembly

Introducing the Masters—Multi-Purpose Room or Classroom (20-45 minutes)

2. Student Worksheets

Learning from the Masters—Classroom (15-30 minutes)

3. Student Art Projects

Working with the Masters—Classroom (50-60 minutes)

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The Meet the Masters program has been a real blessing for not only my classroom, but also to me as an individual. I love learning about the lives of these artists, and then seeing the students apply the artists’ techniques themselves. Even if you already have a stock of “projects” that you rely on, Meet the Masters is a wonderful addition to your program. I recommend this to every teacher I know!

Dave Knittel
Principal, Beautiful Savior, Grove City, OH

More Artists on the Same Track

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  • Implementation guide to manage scheduling, volunteers & communication
  • Multi-level, age-appropriate curriculum for all seven artists in this track
  • Engaging PowerPoint visuals that include vocabulary, art concepts & music
  • Timed, illustrated & scripted lessons perfect for teachers or volunteers
  • Hands-on technique worksheets, art project details, art prints, games & props

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