4 FREE Art Quotes & Writing Activity

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Make your room beautiful, inspirational and educational with 4 FREE art quotes and writing activity.  Students will find meaning in the quotes through a writing and sharing activity where each student chooses a meaningful quote and shares who wrote it, what makes this an important person, what the quote means and why it is meaningful to them.  You will feel good knowing that you didn’t just decorate the room, you are providing inspiration to your students (and yourself)!

2 quotes are inside a striking hand-painted watercolor circle, and 2 are on a white background with watercolor letters.   Displaying alternating circles quotes with watercolor letter quotes has a stunning effect. 

In the full set you will get both styles of each quote (a total of 48 images) so that you can pick and choose the style and quotes that you want to display.  The quotes do NOT have the Expressive Monkey logo on them.

The quotes are all about art.  Some are from artists and others from writers.  Use these quotes to inspire young artists, writers, and lyricists.

What you get:

  • 2 Art Quote on watercolor circles (250 dpi png files)
  • 2 Art Quotes (same quotes) with watercolor lettering (250 dpi png files)
  • 1-page writing & sharing activity sheet
  • 1 page of instructions


You will get the following quotes:

Every artist was first an amateur.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
One eye sees, the other feels.
~ Paul Klee
A line is a dot that went for a walk.
~ Paul Klee
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
~ James Whistler


Questions on the writing activity:

  • Which quote did you choose?
  • Who said it?
  • Who are they and why should we listen to them?(What are their accomplishments?)
  • What does the quote mean? (Say it in your own words.)
  • Why is this quote meaningful to you?


Easily download this zip file with a link that is automatically emailed to you immediately after you checkout and you can begin using this lesson right away!


 Each quote is a 250dpi png file.  You will also receive a PDF of instructions and the writing activity.

If you have a Mac computer, just click on the zip file and it will create a folder (almost magically) filled with all the goodies you just purchased.

Windows uses File Explorer to open zipped files.  Here are some easy instructions from Microsoft in case you’ve not done this before.