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TABLEAUX. Children in my art classes respond well to this type of drawing exercise, the portrayal of a specific famous painting. The very act of preparing the model and the setting to reflect the painting being studied serves to help re-create the Master Artist’s painting in the minds of the participants. Using props, and placing them as accurately as possible, each child becomes actively involved in the setting-up process. Young artists become more intimately involved with the painting and, consequently, they become more motivated to recreate on paper the “live” enactment right there in their art studio environment, be it a traditional classroom or a home school setting.

Author: Bonnie Porter

Bonnie Porter is an artist who lived in Europe and now resides in Atlanta. A part-time art teacher who paints and creates with a love of color, line and composition, drawing on inspiration from everywhere.

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