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NAME OF MONTESSORI ACTIVITY Art Step 7 – Learning more about the Schools of Art
AREA The Arts
AGE 3 – 9 Years
MATERIALS   Montessori HelperArt Step 2 -Level 2 Materials

(The children can begin to recognise the work of some of the major artists. These artist come to represent different schools of art. A school of art, is a group of artists whose paintings show a general similarity of style.

  • · French impressionistic Paintings
  • · 17th century Dutch Paintings
  • · 18th century British Portraits
  • · Geometric Abstract Paintings
  • · Primitive Paintings
  • · Japanese Paintings

Have a triple sorting folder with three different schools of art.)

DIRECT AIM
  • To learn more about 6 different schools of art.
INDIRECT AIM
  • Visual discrimination
  • Concentration
  • Broaden his cultural knowledge
PRESENTATION
  1. Remove the 6 control cards from the first of these schools of art folders.
  2. Lay out the sets randomly in vertical or horizontal rows.
  3. Ask the child if he notices any similarities about all the paintings.
  4. Ask the child to group the paintings into schools of art
  5. When the child is finished, ask him to return the cards to each of the 6 pouches in the schools of art folder.
CONTROL OF ERROR The control cards
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VARIATIONS

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