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Semele's Riches: Ian's Personal Art Gallery

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ian's Personal Art Gallery

Small children actually enjoy fine art, and of course there are a bevy of experts telling you that you "should" expose them to it for their "development."  The dryness of that advice aside, we do like to give Ian the opportunity to see and experience fine art without having to practice his "museum manners" at the same time.

Daddy's idea of how to do this is a good one- when fine art calendars go on sale (usually in January or February) he buys a couple for peanuts, then uses spray adhesive and foam core board to create an art gallery in our hallway that is just at Ian's eye level.

This latest time Ian helped. Not only was he involved in the construction of the posters, Daddy said, "show me where to hang this," and Ian picked the height himself.  Then the judicious application of a level and adhesive velcro tape finished it off.

Mommy's approach to this is to laminate 5x7 art cards and put them in thrift store frames.  Here's an example from the "dress up" area:

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Blogger Marla said...

Something else you can use to "laminate" the pictures is clear contact paper! I use it for crafts, but I've been thinking about doing something like this for Trent. It's just a matter of me getting off of my lazy bottom to actually accomplish it! I love the idea of buying old calendars!

July 18, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

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