As Pablo Picasso said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Just like kids, art can take many forms. And whether we are crafting, checking out a museum, or learning how to appreciate historical portraits, our summer field trips are sure to inspire.
We will be going to the renowned Columbus Museum of Art which, in addition to stellar artwork and exhibits also hosts many interactive, kid-friendly options; the Franklin Park Conservatory where the scenery is art itself but there’s so much more, Wexner Center for the Arts for a look at contemporary pieces; and Columbus Music in the Park, where we will explore sounds as art; and we will experience art in many other forms. Kids will learn that art encompasses more than Mona Lisa and The Starry Night.
According to Education.com, “The importance of exposing kids to art early in life is often undervalued. But giving young children an appreciation for art encourages exploration, self expression, logical thinking, self-esteem, imagination, and creativity. Early art experiences also teach kids to think openly, create new meaning, be more tolerant of others’ differences, and gives them the courage to take risks.”
Our summer art explorations will be educational and fun, diverse and unique, and you’ll wish you could join us. These outings will also:
- Hone kids’ observational skills
- Give them new words and tools to communicate how they feel about art
- Encourage them to listen
And if you want to hone your kid’s appreciation of art at home, check out these enhancing activities and games: https://artclasscurator.com/art-appreciation-activities-and-games/