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Art Appreciation

August 26, 2018

Famous Artists for Kids- Printable Artist Biography Book

This free printable “fill it in” style biography book is the perfect introduction to studying famous artists for kids.  The book prints in economical black and white with spaces to add your own color and is appropriate for any artist your child is studying!  This book is an easy intro to art history for kids!

February 25, 2018

What is Art? The Value of Art in Your Child’s Life plus Free Printable Quotes

Do you have child that you anticipate will grow up to be an artist? Will they make their living through fine art or commercial art?  Maybe a handful of you will answer yes to that question.  But for those of you that shook your head no I encourage you to ask the question how can art encourage your child even if they don’t appear to be a gifted artist.  What is art and how can taking part in the arts benefit every child?

October 12, 2017

Art Museums with Virtual Tours -Best Gallery Tours from Home

 Let’s jump in the car and head to the art museum.  Oh, wait I live in the rural center of the middle of nowhere.  If we want to hit a well known gallery there is going to be trip involved.  But, a visit to a virtual gallery?  That’s a little different, right?  So grab your cup of coffee, get your favorite blanket and cozy up with your kiddo to check out some world class art in these art museums with virtual tours!

September 26, 2017

Claude Monet for Kids- Talking and Writing About Art

Water lilies, cathedrals, bridges, and haystacks; this is the stuff of Claude Monet.  It’s pretty, pretty stuff that translates perfectly to working with kids!  Snag a book or two from the book list below, run a copy of the printable, and you’re set for a zero prep art history lesson all about Claude Monet for kids! 

August 24, 2017

Talking and Writing about Art-MAry Cassatt for Kids

The thing I love most about this “talking and writing about art” series is that it makes art history super available.  Want to introduce an artist to your class or to your own kiddos at home?  Everything you need is right here to get started.  Dive right into this Mary Cassatt for kids lesson now!

August 23, 2017

The Art of the Sandwich- A Gentle Introduction to Art Criticism for Kids

Art criticism is the discussion or evaluation of visual art.  Evaluating art can be rough when we’re trying to convince kids to let go of their inhibitions and enjoy making for the sake of making.  Evaluation and judgement can be harsh words.  Use this free printable to gently introduce art criticism for kids in terms of the “art sandwich.”

August 15, 2017

Visit a Museum with Kids -Printables and Books to Make It Fun

When you think about visiting you local art museum with kids what images does that conjure up for you?  Maybe a sweaty anxious mom worried that my kids are too loud, my kids don’t know proper etiquette, my kids might topple a priceless work of art.  It’s a panicky world I live in, I know.  Use these free printable museum activities for kids to make your visit stress free and fun!

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