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Art Education With a Visit to an Art Museum in Newly Discovered Picture Book from Dr. Seuss

Updated on September 9, 2019
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Art Education, Horses, and a Visit to an Art Museum in This New Treasure from Seuss

Wonderful new book discovered and published for fans of Dr. Seuss
Wonderful new book discovered and published for fans of Dr. Seuss | Source

Visit the Art Museum and Discover the Value of Art in Our life

This wonderful new treasure from Dr. Seuss was discoverd in his home 21 years after his death and has been recently published by Random House Children's Books in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L. P. Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum is a delightful picture book that young readers will want to add to their collection of Seuss stories. Young readers will be introduced to art and art education and learn the value of art in their life. A horse takes children on a tour of an art museum to discover paintings that feature horses and the many styles of paintings that artists create. Come along as the children explore this museum and gain a new appreciation for the art in their life.

The group of students who tour the museum learn about lines, solid forms, and color as they view the huge variety of art forms in the museum. Paintings, sculptures, and even a piece of pottery that feature horses are a part of the horse museum. Full color photographs of real paintings by artists such as Picasso, George Stubbs, and Jackson Pollack are added to the creative illustrations by Andrew Joyner. Photographs of paintings that feature horses by Spanish and French artists are also part of the book. Young readers will learn to see horses in a very different way after touring the horse museum. Children will also be introduced to art terms such as impressionism, cubism, and surrealism.

The comprehensive section that includes information about the artists and their works is of particular interest. Favorite old friends from Seuss such as the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and the Grinch also are featured as the children tour the museum. The Notes from the Publisher section is also of special interest. Information about the work that the Australian illustrator, Andrew Joyner, did to study the original drawings from Seuss and add to the illustrations for The Horse Museum is educational for adult readers who will also treasure this book. Horse lovers of all ages will want to add this newly discovered and published work from our beloved Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum was published by Random House Children's Books in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L. P. and is recommended for both young and old readers. It has an ISBN of 978-0-399-55912-9.

Real Photos of Paintings That Feature Horses and Seuss Drawings Are Creatively Done

Art Education
Art Education | Source
The Cat in the Hat visits The Horse Museum
The Cat in the Hat visits The Horse Museum | Source

Bring The Horse Museum Into the Classroom for Art Education

Teachers who teach art and art education will definitely want to add this new treasure from Dr. Seuss to their classroom. The book offers a wealth of educational ideas to incorporate into creative lessons to teach both young readers and older students about the value of art in their life. the opportunity to introduce art terms as new vocabulary is part of this picture book. Art history centered around horses is of interest.

*Read Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum in a group reading story time session. Take a poll of the number of students who have been to an art museum.

*Introduce the art terms such as "lines", "solid form", "shape", "color", and "realism" to students.

*Introduce the term "impressionism" to students.

*Call attention to the sculpture in the book. Engage the students in a discussion of how sculpture is different from paintings.

*Engage students in a discussion of their favorite forms of art. How does their favorite form of art make them feel?

*The students who take the tour of the horse art museum are also introduced to other books about horses and art. Have books available in the classroom for students to add to their knowledge of art and horses.

*Create an art center in your classroom for your students to create an art form about horses for them to present to the class and create their own classroom museum.

*Collect postcards of horse paintings for a classroom museum.

*Arrange a field trip to your local art museum and have students count the number or paintings that feature horses.

© 2019 Cindy Hewitt


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