A Visit to The Art Gallery Study Guide

by Eloïse van der Merwe

Since embarking on our journey of art appreciation the Charlotte Mason way, we really savour our visits to art galleries when the opportunities arise. We soak up all we can and then spend time browsing the gallery’s shop, followed by a light lunch or mug of hot chocolate. I often get home and think of things I would have liked to do but forgot about or had not planned properly for…but next time will be different!

Stephanie Walmsley has put together a fabulous, concise resource to complement a visit to the art gallery that will help you get the most out of your visit.

The Study Guide starts with plenty of practical and simple ideas and activities to do before, during, and after your gallery visit. It also includes a timeline activity with a difference which will help your students learn much more than just about the actual piece of art. You might even find yourself rabbit-trailing a fair bit here! There is also an easy step by step art lesson that can be used following any visit and a bonus art lesson already prepared for you on Cubism.

I have printed my copy out and popped it in the front of my teaching file, ready to use as a checklist and outline to organize and enrich our next visit!

Thanks so much Stephanie.

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