START WITH ART: Head of Poseidon

START WITH ART: Head of Poseidon

We START WITH ART each morning with our kids (Jenna's kids are 7 and 10, Janet's is also 10). This takes us less than five minutes each morning and tends to be re-visited later in the day at the dinner table or during our evening reading sessions. We find this little exercise each morning ignites creativity and sparks critical thinking. 

Here's how to #STARTWITHART:

Step one: Take a look at the artwork below

Step two: Read the questions below the picture of the art to the students/children in your life

Step three: See how starting your day with art can ignite creativity and critical thinking! 

It's that easy! Let's START WITH ART!

Title: Head of Poseidon

Artist: Unknown Greek

Date: 227–221 BC

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 28.9 × 19.7 × 24.1 cm

Start with Art Questions:

  • Poseidon is one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and mythology, presiding over the sea, storms, earthquakes and horses. What attributes and characteristics tell you that this is Poseidon?
  • What do you think the purpose of the sculpture might have been? 

By exploring these questions, we not only deepen our understanding of the artwork but also hone our ability to think critically and creatively. So, whether you're a parent, teacher, or simply an art enthusiast, seize this opportunity to spark meaningful conversations and inspire a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

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