As part of his Arts Award, my 11 year old decided to study The Great Artists. We read a bit of biography, then look at and discuss some of their work. He chooses a picture to 'copycat' - naturally ending up with a piece all his own. Then, finally, he attempts an artwork 'in the style of' the artist in question. I am working alongside him, and sit and make my own attempt. This way, the parent alongside, we learn and try together - and it is a good opportunity for me to sit and relax and get creative too!
(I will add more pics to this post as our project progresses ....)