As a parent, you may wonder about the best way to encourage your child’s art appreciation. Luckily, it's much easier than you think! Teaching your child about art is a fantastic way to expand their imagination and encourage them to think creatively. Here are four easy ways to foster art appreciation in your children.
Expose Your Child to Art
Take a trip to your local museum or art gallery. Many museums have sections dedicated to children that are easily accessible, engaging, and fun for everyone to enjoy! Before going to the museum, allow your child to preview the art online to get them pumped for their museum trip. We also suggest starting at the gift shop and letting your child pick a souvenir; then, spend time walking around the gallery to search for the art piece that influenced their souvenir.
Discuss Art With Your Child
Encourage critical thinking by asking your child questions anytime they see art. Ask them questions about album covers, billboards, graffiti, or formal art pieces. When discussing art with your child, you should ask open-ended questions such as:
- What's happening in this picture?
- How does this art make you feel?
- How does this remind you of other art you’ve seen?
Allow Them to Experiment With Art
One of the most effective ways to foster art appreciation in your children is by allowing them to experiment. Let your children to create their own art pieces and experiment with different mediums. Give them access to various supplies, from oil paints to chalkboard spray paint, and encourage your child to make bold, imaginative decisions with their art. While watching them create their project, engage them and ask questions about their masterpiece.
Allow Them To Purchase an Art Piece
Purchasing your first piece of artwork can invoke feelings of delight and accomplishment. Take your child to a local art show where they can browse for the perfect piece. Set a reasonable price limit and let them explore all the prints, photographs, and paintings. Taking your child on this adventure will allow them to begin their art collection and introduce them to the artists who create the art.