Art Conversation Starters- Questions to Ask When Exploring Art With Children

Looking at fine art with children is rewarding and eye opening, not only for the children themselves but the adults accompanying them. The development of aesthetic awareness and artistic preference is already underway in the childhood years, so looking at art with children is a great experience that provides many learning opportunities. When focussed, children have a keen eye for looking at art, so many adults are surprised when children observe complex and sophisticated artistic...

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Visiting the Art Gallery – Easy and Fun for the Whole Family

Ever considered taking your children to the art gallery only to reconsider because you thought it was a job for the “too hard basket”? Well think again. Visiting an art gallery can be fun for children and easier than you think. All it takes is a little preparation and before you know it your children will be art gallery regulars.

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Cultured Kids- Exploring Fine Art with Children

As adults, when we associate children with art we conjure images of the colourful creations they produce- rainbow scribbles, simply drawn animals, painted houses with chimneys and portraits complete with lopsided hair and one eye bigger than the other. We don’t often associate children with fine art, aesthetic appreciation or artists like Degas, Dali, Monet or DiVinci.

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Introducing Simple Art Concepts to Children

A great place to start when introducing art concepts to children is to identify a few art sources that you and your child can access easily. There are many places to find art and art images- your local art gallery, the World Wide Web, art books (both adult’s and children’s) or even on the walls of your own home. After you have done this you will have a few references to draw upon when needed.

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Egg Carton Caterpillar

Egg cartons are something that most families throw out or recycle every week.  Before you recycle them have a go at reusing them for art projects.

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