Hi! It’s Saturday, July 14, 2012 and time for Art at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 5-10 (with parental supervision)
Rembrandt Van Rijn, Dutch Master artist, was born on July 15th, 1606. Celebrate his birthday by exploring a virtual gallery of Rembrandt’s paintings designed for kids! This is a commercial website that sells a CD-ROM that introduces Rembrandt’s art to children in great detail. But you don’t have to purchase a thing to explore the free virtual art gallery that includes twenty paintings.
When you get to the site, you’ll see thumbnail images of 20 paintings by Rembrandt. Click on the image. A new screen opens with the enlarged picture for easy viewing, and below it you’ll find:
- The painting title
- The size of the original masterpiece
- The medium used to create the artwork
- Where the original painting is currently on display
- A description of the painting in language kids can understand, with some simple suggested activities or trivia
This is an easy way to introduce children to the work of Rembrandt. It could act as a springboard to greater interest in art, lots of family discussion, and it might inspire your child’s inner artist.