Mini-Masterpieces

This journey begins with a class visit to a local art museum, led by the art teacher, where kids learn about selected artworks and the artists who created them. Each child selects a favorite from among the artworks and spends several sessions in their art classroom interpreting and putting their own “spin” on it. Their playful, fanciful, even wacky interpretations demonstrate how children are able to develop a personal relationship with “their” masterpiece and re-imagine the piece through their own creativity.

 

Many times, the museum or hosting organization will organize an exhibition of the children’s completed masterpieces.