Making Magic: Inspiring Children with Art

January 02, 2019

How do you spark excitement about art history in young children? For this HENI Talk, we see leading arts education charity, Magic Lantern, run an inspiring workshop for the pupils in a north London primary school.

Director, Matthew Sanders (or ‘Magic Matt’, as he is known to his young fans) explore the theme of ‘Winter’ by looking closely at masterworks such as Hokusai’s Great Wave and Brueghel’s Hunters in the Snow. Using creative techniques such as role play, storytelling, and Where’s Wally?-like puzzles, Matt inspires a thirst for knowledge in the children and shows how learning about paintings from the past can be fun and transformative.

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