March 3, 2023 Update: Click here for the March Family Calendar!
When my sons were little boys, an art gallery, wherever we were, was always a definite must to visit. I made up games to play in the gallery that turned the gallery into a place of discovery! We had a few
- no running
- no touching
- only whispering
Some of the games that we played were:
- Can you find it?
The boys would have to close their eyes as I moved about one exhibit room and found various items in paintings. It might be a yellow bird in a painting. A sword. A pink horse. This works even better with just
one child (not competing with a sibling)
- How Many? How many men are in paintings in this exhibit room? How many birds in paintings in this room?
- What was each painting done in?
As the boys got older they would have to discern whether each piece
was done in: oil, pastel, acrylic, encaustic, sketched etc.
Well things have certainly progressed since then with the National Art Gallery on Sussex Drive conducting amazing programs, many free with admission, for children!
Coming up in March:
What activities have you done with your family at an art gallery? Please share!