“We all know and love fairytales, but what happens to the characters when the story is over? Are the villains still villains? Or do the characters take a break from their roles? “Take 5, Fairytales allows children to explore how they perceive the story,” erin explains. They can be in charge of their own interpretation and feelings.”
Erin encourages parents to discuss what is happening in these art pieces with their children to make it an interactive experience.
“Ask your child questions when observing this series,” she suggests.
▪ What fairytale does this remind you of?
▪ How is this piece different from the story you know?
▪ What do you think the characters will do after this?
▪ What is the difference between what we see and what is imagined?
▪ How does your mood affect/change what you see?
▪ How do these colors make you feel?
“I feel that this kind of discussion will create a long lasting love for art and develop creative thinking skills,” erin says. “Children are naturally artistic. They show us this with their make believe play. We need to foster this kind of creative thinking. Art can expose your child to new worlds! Art can foster curiosity. Art can help you explore perception and expression.