Free Coloring Page
Art masterpiece coloring pages allow students to not only look at a work of art, but actually interact with. They see how it was composed, the colors that the artist used, and gain an understanding as to why the work of art seems so dynamic.

The following coloring page is a resource that parents and teachers can use to supplement their lessons on Jan Vermeer, or history lesson.

The Girl with the Pearl Earring | Free Coloring Page from MakingArtFun.com (Click Link)

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About the Artist
Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer (baptized in Delft on 31 October 1632 as Johannis, and buried in the same city under the name Jan on 15 December 1675) was a Dutch Baroque painter who specialized in exquisite, domestic interior scenes of middle class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He seems never to have been particularly wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings…

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Interested in learning about Dutch Baroque artist Jan Vermeer?

The “Paint the Greats” projects from MakingArtFun.com introduce the art of the great artists 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.

The Girl with the Pearl Earring | “Learn to Watercolor” Project (Click Here)

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About the Artist
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. When his father died in 1652, Vermeer took his place as an art dealer. Read more…

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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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Here’s a wonderful free printable art lesson resource for the elementary art classroom.

Free Word Search Worksheet
Students will need to print the Meet the Artist biography and the artist word search to complete this worksheet, as it does not include the words/phrases on the worksheet. This worksheet encourages students to build their reading skill by searching for the keywords in the Jan Vemeer biography.

Jan Vemeer | Printable Biography

Jan Vemeer | Word Search Worksheet

Enjoy!

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