Inviting Art Into Your Home

"If we try to think back to the dim and distant past... what is it that helps us reconstruct those times, and to picture the lives of those who lived in them? It is their art... It is thanks to the hand, the companion of the mind, that civilization has arisen."

—Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind

Art is a fascinating thing. It doesn’t even matter if we create it or experience the work of others; art touches us all. It makes us think, it gives us windows into the worlds of others, it serves as a record for the general human experience. Studies show that art has a definite positive impact on children.

While schools everywhere are forced to deal with budget cuts, art is often one of the first things to go. We can guarantee you that’s not the case at our school, and in fact art is woven into the various subjects as well as taught directly. This article isn’t a question of whether or not your child will receive art education at our school - they absolutely will.

This article is here to inspire you should you want to bring art into your own home.

Curious to learn what this might look like? There are a number of ways to approach the subject. Read on to learn how.

1. Go out into your community

Looking for something to do as a family on the weekend? Look no further than your own town or city. Art is everywhere! Here are just a smattering of places to consider:

  • Museums

  • Murals on buildings

  • Outdoor sculpture

  • Public buildings such as municipal buildings and libraries

  • Public parks

Going to view art in your community can be a transformative experience for children and adults. At the very least, it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon.