Author: Antoinette LaGrossa
"If we try to think back to the dim and distant past... what is it that helps us reconstruct those times, and to picture the lives of those who lived in them? It is their art... It is thanks to the hand, the companion of the mind, that civilization has arisen." - Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind
Encourage your child to engage in open-ended expression of the inspiration piece. This can take many forms, from replication to recreating the work in a unique style. If your child's work looks NOTHING like the inspiration, that's okay.