Katie Bridge, her husband Nick, and their three kids took a teacher’s suggestion and ran with it this spring! During e-learning, their elementary school’s art teacher, Jenny Raia, inspired their daughters to kick off the project. The girls had so much fun recreating The Parasol by Francisco Goya that they asked their parents to do it again, but with the whole family! The Bridge family then went all in and committed to source clothes and props from what they can find around the house to stage one famous work of art per week through the end of the school year. You will be so impressed and entertained by the photo comparisons! We love how the Bridge family inserts some comedy into the shots with objects they choose and the expressions on their faces too.
The Bridges along with friends who are equally enthusiastic about recreating works of art with their family, recently started an Instagram account called @ArtInCaptivity. Check it out!
Feeling inspired? The Getty Museum, based in Los Angeles, is asking everyone to tag them @gettymuseum and they might repost and share your creation with the world using #betweenartandquarantine and #tussenkunstenquarataine, so start creating! You can also click here to view more art recreations from around the world.
You might also like these other local stories of families getting their creative juices flowing:
- Western Springs Family Saves Spring Break with Theme Days
- Local Kids Create a Memorable Date Night for Their Parents
Have a story or idea to share? We love featuring local families! Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about what you are doing to keep your family going during this time at home.