Part of our preparation for our upcoming trip to London is to get the kids ready and excited about the fantastic art tour they will have the privilege of taking while we are there. I know many kids don't think an endless stream of art museums makes for a good time, but I believe that with the right amount of preparation and flexibility, art museums can be a fantastic experience for all ages. We've been spending some time lately doing various activities to elicit anticipation for all the amazing art we plan to visit while we're in London.
We've been experimenting with techniques, like Pollock's.
Elizabeth studied a unit in school on the Renaissance which included a more in depth study of Da Vinci, so we researched which of his pieces we will be able to see at the National Gallery.
Elizabeth is brimming with excitement about seeing more of her favorite, Van Gogh's, art while we're there. Here is her interpretation of the phases of the moon, Van Gogh style.
And since we just finished reading Peter Pan in Kensington Garden, Elizabeth has been making fairy beds and feeding grounds everywhere in anticipation of seeing the famous fairy abodes in Kensington Garden.
We have also been brushing up on general information about some of our favorite artists, including these Old Masters which we expect to see at the National Gallery...
and these modern wonders which we expect to see at Tate Modern.
Now, after meeting all these amazing artists and their incredible work, who wouldn't be excited about visiting a few art museums?