With art being so important in our family, I want to instill that love in my children as well. My daughter is a budding artist, taking classes at a local studio. She's pretty good and I can't wait to see what will become of her. My son, well, he's a boy. Although I promote art, he has little interest in the subject. He's starting to draw a bit, moving from scribbles to recognizable shapes. Occasionally he'll paint, but for the most part he'd rather be climbing trees then enjoying fine art time with mommy.
Which brings me back to It's Playtime. Two posts last week stood out for me. There are ways to introduce famous artists and art concepts to little kids without going over board. I felt these posts did a terrific job of just that...
Sunnydaytodaymama shared Jackson Pollock for Children. Kids can easily relate to Jackson Pollock 's style of abstract art and have a lot of fun attempting an inspired creation. She also includes a short video showing the man at work.
Soundscapes. The Art Club Blog shared how playing different types of music for children can inspire different paintings. Even with little children, try playing some classical music and ask them to paint/draw what it sounds like. You may be surprised with that they produce.
How have you introduced art and/or artists to young children? What concepts do you teach?
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