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Open Studio: Create Color Fields like Mark Rothko

Virtual Open Studio for Kids

Learn about Mark Rothko, the abstract artist who wanted to paint human emotions.  See examples of his art then make your own color fields art project just like the artist. 

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Be sure to share you creations with us on social media #NEUtoDoKids!

Related Information

Learn more about Mark Rothko.

Materials Needed for Project

  • Newspaper or craft paper to work on
  • Large white or color papers
  • Paper to cut out shapes
  • Scissors
  • Glue or glue stick
  • Choose one for your artwork: watercolors, paints, colored pencils, markers, crayons, pastels, or colored chalk


This video was created in collaboration with the Neuberger Museum of Art Education Department; Diana Puglisi, Curator of Education, Youth & Adult Programs; and Dara Goodman, teaching artist.