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Visiting the Art Gallery: Stage 2

If you haven't already done so check out the Things To Do Section: Open Ended Art Materials.

Visiting the Art Gallery (stage 2) is designed as an extension to further develop children's interest and artistic ability.

  • Go to the local art gallery and examine different artists and examine the techniques they use

  • Locate a series of frames for your child's artworks to be displayed in

  • Look up different artists on the computer and discuss different art techniques used

  • Look at a specific artist your child likes and investigate them in detail. Let your child experiment using their style as an input

For more Creative Ideas go to the following links:

If your child is interested in art, these extension ideas  could span years:

  • Go to the library and get out books on artworks... (You may need to vet these as many contain nudes)

  • Go to your state art gallery and look at visiting exhibitions. Follow up learning more about the featured artists

  • Get your child to save pocket money. Go to a specialist art supply store and look at the variety of media available. They could purchase items to develop a new area of interest or refine existing skills

  • enrol your child in an art class designed for children  to extend a particular area of interest

But over time...

  • how to access images of artworks produced: famous artworks, famous artists, innovative techniques, specific painting styles

  • developing a liking for specific artists work and styles

  • a knowledge of geography linked to painting masters, specific time periods and painting styles

  • a knowledge of art and how it reflects history across all countries of the world (some of which may have ceased to exist)

  • how religion and art are often intertwined and why

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