Why not take art appreciation to the next level and get hands-on? My kids and I tried this out yesterday on a visit to our local art museum. We brought along colored pencils, crayons and paper. When we saw art that was particularly inspiring, we sat on the floor in front of it and sketched drawings. Give it a try - don't worry, you won't get in trouble.
|My three-year-old sketches Mexican wood art|
The kids LOVED it, and it got them to observe the art in a way they otherwise wouldn't have. In the past when we toured the art museum, they took one quick glance at the objects and were done within 20 minutes. This visit, they revisited several parts of the museum several times, sat and observed the pieces longer, and, after two hours, I had to TELL them it was time to leave (parking meter about to run out). We will DEFINITELY do this again!
|My five-year-old aquaints herself with historic textiles|
Our local art museum is also home to a fabulous cafe (lucky us - great art AND great food!). So, of course, we had to sample some of their delectables....
|The buttermilk berry cake gets two-thumbs up (Anna would tell you herself, but her mouth is full of cake)|