Visiting exhibitions and museums with children

Visiting exhibitions and museums with children.

Art classes as an essential component of aesthetic education are to develop aesthetic sensitivity in children, make pupils susceptible to the influence of art. Practical steps in this direction have been presented earlier.

We have also noted several times, that it is necessary to shape the aesthetic taste, so that children come into direct contact with the work of art. This may be the case with the use of folk art exhibits or reproductions of the works of visual artists during art classes. We also carry out these tasks by visiting exhibitions and museums. But we must make it clear to ourselves, that it should be done very skillfully and very carefully. To see and feel a work of art, you have to be prepared for it, and prepared gradually and slowly. Let's not be shy, that running groups of children through exhibition or museum halls with a lot of exhibits^ will contribute a lot to the development of aesthetic culture. Kid (and not only a child), if he does not patiently develop a sensitivity to beauty, does not see the aesthetic side of the picture. When viewing artwork, you don't need to overwhelm children with lots of dates and details.

Let the teacher discreetly bring the young audience closer to the work of art. It is often advisable to start discussing the picture with children's interest in the literary content of the work, which will make it easier to draw their attention to formal and artistic issues available to them.

In addition to visiting museums and exhibitions, in addition to viewing historical architectural objects, there are also opportunities to stimulate children's interest in art through individual and collective collection of reproductions cut out from magazines, collecting artistic postcards, photos.

In our, as well as in foreign magazines very often there are illustrations, even color reproductions of works of art.

Children have a collector's vein. We know, how passionately they collect postage stamps or matchboxes. Let's encourage them to collect architectural reproductions, painting, sculptures, arts and crafts, of modern interiors, beautiful and purposeful utilitarian objects. From time to time it is possible to select reproductions from such collections which are suitable for discussing a certain artistic issue, to be placed on the classroom board, studio or hallway. The method of collecting reproductions and using them has great educational and educational values.