A Field Trip to the Art Show

Children and families and teachers went on a field trip to see the Art Show. Seeing is believing. It’s also loving, and empowering.  In the words of fellow blogger  Laura Bruno Lilly, these children are ‘heartists’ – artists with heart.

It took me a lifetime to learn to draw like a child.
Pablo Picasso

I would like to paint the way a bird sings.
Claude Monet

Color is a power that directly influences the soul.  Color is the keyboard.  The artist is the hand that plays.
Wassily Kandinsky

The painter has the universe in his mind and hands.
Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
Leonardo da Vinci

There are flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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45 Responses to A Field Trip to the Art Show

  1. Ritu says:

    Oh this is so precious!

  2. What an amazing thing to do – you are an inspiration.

  3. beetleypete says:

    Always a joy to see how you love and inspire those children, Jennie. 🙂
    You teach from the heart, and with deep feeling.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Words fail me. The little girl in the pink sweater says it all.

  5. Darlene says:

    How special!! I’m sure the children were very proud.

  6. Darlene says:

    How special!! I’m sure the children were very proud.

  7. A wonderful idea, all together visiting the exhibition. Cool! Michael

  8. Precious in every way.

  9. What a wonderful experience for children to have. They will be very well rounded adults. It’s a delight to see their delight and joy.

    • Jennie says:

      Marlene, you use the words I want to say – well rounded. And isn’t that what we want children to become? I’m so glad you enjoyed this. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you!

  10. Shivangi says:

    Awesome post, quotes and pictures 😀👏

  11. Great highlighting event for your artist lessons. They won’t forget this trip.

  12. Opher says:

    You can’t beat an experience like that!

  13. I love the artist’s quotes with the photos. Nice Jennie.

  14. Yep, (he)artists, yes are!

  15. Dan Antion says:

    It looks like a wonderful field trip, Jennie

  16. What a magical and wonderful experience for those little ones. Bless you, Jennie. I know every one of those children will remember you forever.

  17. How wonderful, Jennie. Your level of enthusiasm and commitment is phenomenal.

  18. “Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” I love that one.

  19. dgkaye says:

    Those lucky children are going to grow up curious and cultured after spending time in your classes Jennie 🙂

  20. Sarah says:

    Wonderful pictures and quotes, Jennie! 😄

  21. srbottch says:

    I lived Picasso’s quote, but I especially lived how you held the children in your arms. You’re wonderful.

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