You collect fine art, collectibles, furniture, or decorative crafts and want your children to learn to appreciate the quality of local fine art and well-made decorative crafts. You can start by planning some local trips to an art gallery or local craftsmen. Your local town or city can be an exceptionally effective way to begin. Local fine art appraisers can help you decide the value of your art collection, collectibles, antique furniture, and decorative crafts.
Plan A Visit to the Local Art Gallery
Be sure your child is mature enough to appreciate art and has an interest in learning about it. Perhaps your local art gallery has a special exhibit on Impressionism with several well-known artists being displayed. You can discuss the history of this style of art with your children using books and videos. Children that study different periods of art in school become more worldly and knowledgeable. After you discuss this, plan a trip to the gallery to see the art exhibit. Galleries often have several types of exhibits and shows.
Fine art galleries show all types, and most children would be interested in pop art by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. If you have fine art galleries that show pop art, learn about the history of art and go to the show. Fine art has many different periods and styles to learn about. Local fine art appraisers can assist you if you have an art collection and want it managed, appraised or framed.
Visit Local Museums and Craftsman
Local museums often have exhibits of early American furniture, periods in history where beautifully made ornate furniture and pieces were made. The exhibit may show bedroom sets, cabinets, desks, chairs, tables, bookcases from different periods of history and regions of the United States. You can study the history of the period and visit the exhibit with your children so they can learn about another aspect of fine art. Museums exhibit furniture and crafts from different countries and cultures, all opportunities to increase their knowledge of fine art. Do you have a special furniture collection or collectibles that you want to appraise or sell? Your local fine art appraisers can help with these services.
Local craftsmen that make quilts, furniture, pottery, stained glass, toys, often have shops where you can visit children. Antique dealers and antique markets often have fine art, furniture, collectibles, and different dealers. They are an effective way to introduce children to fine art and make a good day’s trip. These are some ideas on how to get your children to learn about fine art and collectibles and begin to appreciate their history.
We are members of the American Society of Appraisers and local fine art appraisers, please get in touch with us if you have a fine art collection, furniture, antiques, or collectibles you want to be cataloged and appraised, managed or sold. We look forward to helping you.