First a Library … and now an Art Gallery in our New Home

I have seen this idea all over Pint*erest, but I never seemed to have a large enough wall to do it at our old house. I decided recently that the wall between our kitchen and library would be the perfect spot for an art gallery.

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I didn’t need to search far for beautiful artwork. I have saved special works over the years and in recent months. All but one of these works of art were created by one of our children.

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By Curly, at age 9, 3rd grade (now age 14)

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By Curly, at age 3 with the use of stencils

I think it is sad that many schools feel they no longer have time for art, and I also feel like children really do learn better when we allow their minds to explore art and create it with their own creativity.

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By Li’l Miss, at age 5 with assistance from her cousin C, age 11 (now 7 and 12 respectively)

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By Mo, at age 10 (now age 11)

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By Larry, at age 12 (now age 13)

Just today, I got out the paints for our three younger children to work with, and I am so amazed by their creations! They used pencils first to sketch out their paintings.

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Li’l Bro, a horse

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Li’l Miss, a window with a view of a puppet show on the inside

These will be entered into the county fair nearby in a few weeks! The best part of the county fair aside from seeing a ribbon by your work is seeing so many people admiring your works of art.

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Li’l Bit, a “snake with legs”

Our children always love going and hearing others comment on a piece they have created!

Don’t forget to ENJOY art with your children and students!

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Today’s Tip: SAVE THOSE lids (from things like icing or butter tubs; they make great paint pallets. If you have time to rinse and reuse, great, but if you don’t, just toss and don’t worry about it!

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3 thoughts on “First a Library … and now an Art Gallery in our New Home

  1. Joy, I intended to do this years ago too! I am so glad I finally did it. The children do seem proud when they walk by! I know I am! I will continue adding to it! I only wish I had saved all of my old frames! Thank goodness for good*will and thrift stores (lots of frames there on the cheap!).

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