This family-oriented resource brings together in one lively, activity-packed book a selection of forty art features from the National Gallery of Art’s popular quarterly NGAkids. Each feature introduces an artist and several works from the Gallery’s collections and is paired with activities to inspire creative writing, focused looking, and artistic development in children ages 7 and up. Seven child-friendly chapters ranging from studying nature to breaking traditions are populated with a wide spectrum of artists, art mediums, nationalities, and time periods. This is an attractive gathering of art and information from the nation’s collection that lends itself to family enjoyment, classroom instruction, and homeschooling for the young. (178 pages)
This teaching packet is available free of charge for a nine-month loan period, permitting extended use in classroom or library settings.