START WITH ART: Sun in the Desert

START WITH ART: Sun in the Desert

We START WITH ART each morning with our kids (Jenna's kids are 6 and 9, Janet's is 9). 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: Sun in the Desert

Artist: Yoshida Chizuko

Date: 1959

Medium: Woodblock print; ink and colors on paper

Dimensions: 66 × 51 cm

Start with Art Questions:  

  • What shapes do you see in the print? 
  • What does each shape represent? How do the shapes together form a scene? 
  • If you found yourself in the painting, what smells would you experience? What would the weather be? 

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