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Explore this famous art movement and encourage children to create their own masterpieces.
What is Modern Art?
The answer to this questions is open to interpretation. A simple explanation would be ‘Modern Art is a way of showing feelings and emotions, often in an unusual way, sometimes using unusual materials’.
Try introducing the work of Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte and Francis Bacon to start with – they should grab children’s attention!
Make a ‘My Life’ collage
This is a great way for children to express themselves. It’s also a good way to show that Modern Art can create a piece of work that is not only decorative but also carries a message.You will need:
- Old newspaper and magazines
- A3 paper
Ask children to each think about:
- the things, people, places, that are most important to them now
- the way they hope their lives will progress in the future
- the people and places they intend to see along the way. Don’t forget to include items such as any pets, best friends and hobbies.
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