I have gleaned many things from my good friend Stephanie who happens to be an amazing blogger/sharer of ideas. One precious tidbit of knowledge that I have gleaned from her is the importance of creating meaningful art with our children and displaying their work in the spaces of our home.
Stephanie says, “Not only does it instill a sense of pride and let the children know we value their work, it also allows them to reflect and revisit their experiences and representations during an inquiry, which helps them to expand their ideas.”
One project in particular stuck out to me because it was a piece of art made by the children to display their work. Could it get any better??
Upon discovering the scrap wood I left for them the girls got excitedly to work!
As an aid, I set out an art book that we checked out from our local library. We must have used that book for five or six projects before finally returning it. I should have written the title down for future projects and to share with you but alas I did not.
Art gets pretty serious around here. The girls frequently sit on the table while doing it. I figure its the only way for them to really get on top of the project, gaining proper proximity and proportion for their little bodies in a large scale world.We took a day before and after nap for the crayon portion but when the girls found out the next step was watercolor they simply could not go on with just crayons.This portion took one sitting,of course, due to fervency.
The girls helped me fasten photos of their work to our new masterpiece and since has been a treasured part of our home and schooling process.
We’d love to hear about your art space! Comment below!
May we do all things to connect with and learn from each other ✨