Participation is all around us!
I am in Chicago for fall break and wanted to share my experience at the Art Institute of Chicago.
While viewing the Impressionist works, I noticed a group of young kids (probably 5 years old) wearing yellow shirts. They were part of an “art and creativity” education program. The children were accompanied by adult educators and gathered around examples of Monet’s paintings. After asking the group questions about specific paintings, the educators encouraged the children to draw in their sketchbooks. It was great to see the children engaged with pieces of art in the gallery.
This was a great example of Simon’s book in action.