Weekend Fun @ Alive Gallery!
Want to encourage an appreciation of art in your child but clueless about where to start? Check out the Alive Gallery @ Downtown East, now on till 3 Oct 2010.
A lovely painting, a piece of sculpture, or a photograph, can bring pleasure each time it is viewed. Art is that kind of a gift. You do not have to be an artist to enjoy beautiful art.
Parents who have a love and understanding of art will feel confident in passing on their art appreciation to their children. Others may know little about visual art, hence the idea of talking about art or taking their children to an art museum can be rather overwhelming. If you belong to this category of parents, don’t fret. You can learn along with your child to reap the benefits of art appreciation.
The Alive Gallery, an unconventional gallery that uses the latest information technology, is a good place to start. It is an interactive exhibition presenting the world’s most impressive and renowned masterpieces of Western art. Besides seeing cherished artwork such as Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” or Michelangelo’s “The Sistine Chapel Ceiling Fresco”, visitors can experience moving and talking characters from the paintings. For instance, you can have an up close and personal encounter with Mona Lisa, who will wave and greet you, and answer your questions about some of her ‘inside stories’. The kids will certainly be thrilled to ‘interview’ her!
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jan Vermeer
Café Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh
Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Depending on the age of your children, give them the appropriate amount of information as a form of introduction. For preschoolers or younger, you can mention the name of the artist and the painting. For older children, you can discuss what the painting is about, why it is famous or even read the text description together.
Remember, your little one’s eyes and mind can take in only a little at a time. So start slowly. Make the trip fun by stopping for some refreshments afterwards.
Enabling your child to appreciate art is a wonderful step towards helping him/her appreciate the world around us.
Venue: D’Tent, Downtown East
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm daily (except Mondays)
Admission Fees: $12-$16 (+ $1 ticketing fee per ticket)
NTUC Member: $12.00
Family Package (2 Adults, 2 Children): $50
Tickets may be purchased online (http://www.tdc.sg/events/details.aspx?eid=6896) or at the door.