Having Madison home with me during the week means I need to keep her entertained and involved. We visit the local zoo and library weekly for story time which is wonderful but I think Madison's favorite is her monthly class at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. For $7 every month Maddie spends an hour browsing the art exhibits, listening to a teacher explain different types of art and then she is guided in making her own piece of art.
This weeks visit featured a tour of the Heidi Fowler exhibit and then a lesson on texture and collage, both of which are incorporated in Heidi Fowler's artwork. After the tour the children were provided with a variety of materials and Gesso (a thick white acrylic paint) to make their own collages and textured pieces.
Maddie loves her art class and generally spends the rest of the month talking about what she learned. I love the opportunity to bring Maddie to local museums for both visits and classes.
Do you have a favorite spot you bring your little one?