Still Life |
Visual Arts | Art Appreciation
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
| Suggested themes for still life painting: Flowers, Fruit,
We are going to introduce our children to another topic in art: a still life.
A still life is a picture of inanimate objects, such as fruit, food, flowers, dishes, books, or musical instruments, usually grouped on a flat surface. The subject matter of a still life's is rarely important for its own sake; rather, it most often serves as a showcase for the painter's compositional skill and ability to render detail and texture.
Activity #1-What is a still life? An explanation for young children:
Set a paper, or easel pad paper with crayons, paints, markers etc.
in front of where toy grouping is, and tell the children to try to
paint/draw the grouping of their favorite things to make a still
Place the still life picture in a place of honor.