Jan Vermeer | Homeschool Art Lesson Plans

December 16, 2009

Jan Vermeer Biography – GardenofPraise.com
Johanna (Jan) Vermeer (vur MAYR) was born in the Netherlands in the city of Delft. His father was an art dealer, and through the early contacts with artists Jan became interested in painting. The majority of his work was portraits which he painted for people, and he only painted about forty pictures during his lifetime. Read more…

Jan Vermeer Biography – MakingArtFun.com
Jan Vermeer was born in the Netherlands in the city of Delft, and baptized on October 31, 1632. His father, Reijnier Janszoon, was a textile worker and later an art dealer. Jan became interested in art through his early contact with artists. Read more… or get printable biography.

Free Word Search Worksheet
This word search worksheet encourages students to build their reading skill by searching for the keywords in the Jan Vemeer biography.  You will need to print both to complete the word search.

Jan Vemeer | Printable Biography

Jan Vemeer | Word Search Worksheet

The Lacemaker Jigsaw Puzzle
Put together an online jigsaw puzzle of Vermeer’s The Lacemaker. It’s a great way to get kids more familiar with great works of art. The puzzle pieces may be rotated to provide a greater challenge for older students.

The Lacemaker on Garden of Praise


Girl with the Pearl Earring | Watercolor Project for Kids
This project introduces the art of Jan Vermeer to kids in a fun way. Following a step-by-step approach, kids will learn watercolor painting techniques as they create a masterpiece of their own, based on the work of Jan Vermeer.

Girl with the Pearl Earring | “Learn to Watercolor” Project

Girl with the Pearl Earring | Free Coloring Page
Color Jan Vermeer’s masterpiece, Girl with the Pearl Earring. This work is often referred to as the Dutch Mona Lisa.

The Girl with the Pearl Earring | Coloring Page


Jan Vermeer Slide Show
View a slide show collection of 14 paintings by Jan Vermeer.

Jan Vermeer | Slide Show

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