Thursday, August 14, 2008
National Gallery of Art
same as here) so that they could draw what they saw or in some cases whatever moved them...i think mitch made a few monsters, as did Grant. We had their attention for the start of the museum while we were on a "treasure hunt" for famous paintings. The night before Aunt Colleen took out all her postcard sized art cards and let all the kids choose several that appealed to them and then they carried those with them and their sketchbooks. Mitch and Avery were both very fond of Renoir, Monet and many other famed impressionist painters. It was such a great way to get them excited about the art and interested in what they were seeing. I highly recommend going to your nearest art museum, going to gift shop and getting some art cards of the paintings they have there and then go on a treasure hunt of your own. In fact Mitch was better at spotting his than i was. Many times we would walk into a gallery and he would spot his and match them to his cards even before i could turn around. He has a good eye my little man.
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