Growing up in Santa Fe with an artist father, I experienced my fair share of galleries as a child. My dad would drag me along Canyon Road on nights with lots of gallery openings, and my attention would be held for about 0.2 seconds in each space before I got restless. It must have paid off though, as now I love galleries and museums and any opportunity to see art. But how can we help make viewing art, especially in museums, interesting and fun for kids?
Red Tricycle has a great article about visiting San Francisco MOMA with kids. They recommend visiting on Family Days, where there will be other kids to interact with, and signing up for museum tours that are specifically catered to children.
Many museums cater specific programming and events to be kid friendly. You can get information on the following museums below:
SFMOMA – San Francisco
De Young Museum – San Francisco
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York
Museum of Fine Art – Boston
Museum of Contemporary Art – Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago
Walters Art Museum – Baltimore
Baltimore Museum of Art – Baltimore
Getty Museum – Los Angeles
MOCA – Los Angeles
What are you favorite ways to share art with your kids?
We love these ocean surf images by Yosigo, a young Spanish photographer:
To see more of his work check out his website here.
Cubism is modern art movement where artists represent the “total experience’ by showing multiple views simultaneously on the same canvas. Objects are broken down, analyzed and reassembled. Distinct characteristics of cubism include fragmented, geometric shapes, lack of depth, and multple viewpoints. Cubism revolutionized modern art and paved the way for many modern art movements.
Analytical Cubism (above): monochromatic muted color, overlapping planes, no distinct edges
Synthetic Cubism (above): collages, physical materials, more color, assemblage
Time Period: 1907-1921
Founders: Pablo Picasso and George Braque
Other Important Artists: Juan Gris, Fernand Leger, Roger de la Fresnaye
Media: Sculpture and Painting
Influences: Paul Cezanne, Pointillism, African Art and Masks
images: Olga’s Gallery
If this is your first introduction to the work of Julie Morstad, you’re in for a treat. An illustrator and artist, Julie’s work often features children and animals.
We love her use of colors and textures! Do the dancing girls above remind you of any of the pieces from our recent Fall Collection? (Hint: here, here and here.)
You can see more of Julie’s work on her website, and shop for prints of her artwork at her online shop.
1.) Indigo Stripe Tee 2.) To Be an Artist 3.) Painters Overalls 4.) Bandana Set 5.) El Artista Shirt 6.) Paint Splattered Jeans
There’s nothing like dressing for the part in comfy and casual Tea clothes when making and creating. This season we’re celebrating everyone’s inner artist. We compiled some of our favorite art-inspired and art-friendly pieces above to get you started.
As for art projects, the sky is the limit! We listed some of our favorite kid-friendly DIY projects below.
Potted Plants and Chalkboard Paint
Miniature Tin Gardens
Paper Bag Puppets
Make your own Pom Poms
Stamping Fabric Textiles
For a quick art fix, print out our Coloring Book Pages of Tea Collection graphics!
After the chaos of the holidays my favorite thing to do is to clean and re-organize. If you have the same urge but don’t have the time, maybe the photo blog Things Organized Neatly will help calm the craving:
found via laMotif