Create interactive compositions that mirror the paintings of the old
masters. This Art Zone activity is suitable for all ages. Young
children can explore spatial arrangement, perspective, proportion, and
balance while creating engaging, interactive still life compositions
that mix everyday objects with elements borrowed from famous works of
art. More advanced artists will enjoy creating complex arrangements,
and then switching to the painting mode to add and manipulate textured
'brush strokes" that give their art a more abstract, painterly
A slide show (requires Flash) features photographs of real still life
paintings and related art objects in the Gallery's collection that
inspired this interactive program.
Use the COMPOSER to arrange your still life, then switch to PAINTER to
add interesting textures.