Exposing your children to art by taking them to galleries and genuinely engaging them is a great way to spend time with your little ones while sharing your love of creativity and helping to encourage an active relationship with art.
Here are 15 questions you can ask to get your little one thinking and talking about the art they see:
- What do you see when you look at the piece?
- What words come to mind when you look at the piece?
- Does the piece make you feel any feelings?
- Why do you think the artist made this piece?
- Why do you think the artist made this piece the way he/she/they did?
- What title would you give this piece?
- Why do you think the artist chose the title they did?
- How old do you think this piece is?
- If you could put this piece anywhere in the world, where would you put it?
- If you had created the piece yourself, what would you have done the same?
- If you had created the piece yourself, what would you have done differently?
- If you were allowed to add something to the piece, what would that be?
- Do you know anyone you think would like this piece? Who and why?
- Would you like to see more art like this (i.e. same type/artist)?
- Would you like to make a piece like this of your own?
Are there specific questions you like to ask children while exposing them to art? Leave them in the comments below!
* Originally posted on Canada Arts Connect.