Making Magic: Inspiring Children with Art

Making Magic: Inspiring Children with Art

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

We follow 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.

Time Period:

20th century

Watch More