McMaster Museum takes art to kids

Grade 1 and 2 students from Templemead Elementary School got a little taste of what it’s like to be little Picassos, thanks to the McMaster Museum of Art.

Instructor Teresa Gregorio, an educational officer with the museum, worked with the Templemead students to expand their entertainment beyond technology to traditional art and experience the magic of printmaking.

In total, the museum sent instructors to 75 schools, bringing creativity right to students’ classrooms and delivering programs mostly in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) schools.

“You’re learning how to draw better… and you’re learning new things,” say Grade 1 students, Adam and Mio.

“I’ll probably do this more than listening to my iPad,” says Mio. “Art is good for the brain!”

“It’s nice to see when the first pull back that print and they get to see what they have done,” says Gregorio. “There’s a learning moment there, you can see the ‘aha’ happen!”