5/100: Art sprinkle

Today was the last day of school. Lucy's last day of kindergarten. More on that another time, because I just can't right now. This is her Georgia O'Keeffe-inspired artwork, which her teacher framed and gave to me as a thank you gift for being a room parent this year. Such a thoughtful gift!

This makes me so happy. First, because I was an art history major and all-around art nerd, who also happens to be a mom who adores all of her daughter's artwork. Second, because it's a reminder of how much art, and how many artists, she was exposed to at school this year. In kindergarten. And finally, because having something already framed will hopefully mean a piece of artwork will actually make it up on the wall!

Through the art program at school she learned about Renoir and Impressionism, Mondrian and Abstract art, Persian art, and Japanese art. I was thrilled. Then I discovered that her amazing kinder teacher also taught them about other kinds of art, including the likes of Monet, O'Keeffe, and Warhol. I've been floored by the kinds of artwork that she's been bringing home. I'm so impressed, and it brings me so much joy. I'm so happy that in this day and age, in a public school in a large school district, with a STEM curriculum, she is still being exposed to this much art. I think it's wonderful, and I'm so grateful.