Thursday, June 7, 2007

Summer Art Fun with the Family

Summer is the perfect time for the family to enjoy art activities together. An inside or outside area provides a wonderful arena for creative exploration of different art mediums while enjoing the exercising of the mind. Using materials found in nature to build sculptures or castles is a perfect way to make interesting connections. Using a variety of color materials, such as markers, crayons, colored pencils, etc. can build fine motor skills and exercise line/space relationships. Paints, cutting and pasting, and collage can spark the imagination that brings to life the visions of fantasy in our minds. So DO SOME ART!!

Take the family on a visit to an art museum. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens has a wonderful adventure awaiting kids in the Art Connections, where they can experience hands on activities and interactions with art. Take a look. The Museum of Contemporary Art is also a wonderful place for the family to explore. Try to visit one this summer!