One Saturday morning we woke up much later than usual, enjoyed a slow breakfast then decided to go to the Affordable Art Fair at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. We already missed the Art Basel and though different in nature, I didn’t want to miss this one. I dragged my whole family with me because I wanted to expose the kids to Art too. I had a great time documenting photos for this blog post. It was never my agenda to buy anything, educating the kids, inspiring them and taking photos was all I wanted to do. I was so happy when Home Journal extended VIP tickets for us all.
Here were my favorite Art. Enjoy the photos!
How to inspire kids to appreciate Art:
My kids love painting. They love the messiness of paint, they love the feeling of spreading strokes of a soaked paint brush onto paper. The Affordable Art Fair had a children’s studio where they could do their own Art and crafts. This is what got them excited when I told them they were going to an Art Fair. When I saw a particular piece that I knew my son would like, I encouraged him to look at it. Santiago loves airplanes. See him staring at the Art with the airplane? I pointed out how hard it must have been to paint that. I encouraged him to look at the strokes and asked him about what he thought of the colorful painting we were both looking at. My daughter was fascinated with the other station where you could color a scene on a screen and what you did would come out on the bigger screen on the wall.
I fell in love with the pieces of Rosie Emerson. The lady in the piece above seemed so elegant yet delicate. Emerson was born in the southern coast of England and is best known for her elongated depictions of women. She uses natural materials for her paintings like ash, sawdust and charcoal.
I was just overwhelmed with all the beautiful Art pieces. Seeing them made me want to throw away all my furniture and decor, start a new so I could incorporate some of these lovely happy colorful paintings! The kids had a great time too, and my hubby became my photographer for that morning.