Art Appreciation and Fun

I don’t use a particular art curriculum this year. I started out using a drawing program, but it was quite a bit into the mechanics of art and left the creative process behind. At the age of my kids I want to focus on the creative process.

The other day I had my kids visit the Garden of Praise website to view some famous paintings.  Each child chose three paintings to read about and view.  We especially looked at how each artist did things his own way.  

Once that was completed I gave them a piece of paper and some art materials and asked them to create anything they wanted.  Each child came up with something totally different.

My seven year old who typically likes specific instruction on art projects made a screenshot of a website he enjoys.

My six year old who loves being creative and using his imagination drew this:

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