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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.

Unfortunately due to COVID 19 visiting the art gallery has become difficult.

I suggest typing each of the following names into google, click images to search:

Vincent van Gogh     Raphael     

Claude Monet            Henri Matisse

Andy Warhol              Salvadore Dali

Michelangelo             Gustav Klimt

Leonardo da Vinci    Rembrandt

Sandro Boticelli         Pablo Picasso 

Donatello                    Frida Kahlo

Jackson Pollock         Paul Cezzane

You can choose specific paintings to highlight (that maybe don't contain nudes, depending upon the age of your child) and compare and contrast the styles of the artists.

  • 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

If your child is interested in art, the following 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

For more Creative Ideas go to the following links:

But over time...

  • learn 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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