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In TOUCH with Antiquity: Painting Greek Vases with kids at the Getty Villa (LA)

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Focusing again on family  programs, as I did years ago in NYC and Boston Museums, I was able to enjoy a great time with my daughter, husband and relatives in the Getty Villa Education room. Greek vases told stories from myth, daily life, and even ancient theater.  I especially liked the shadows activity where you could recreate  scenes from the vases by becoming real-life black figures as you played with tools behind the screen.  We had fun with our families’ three girls. Parents and children enjoyed themselves and played while being in touch with Antiquity.  In this area designed for families, we found a multisensory place for exploring the Greek black and red-figure vases.  One of the activities consisted of touching and painting with black markers on scaled greek vases reproductions. It was so nice to draw on big, 3D objects.   You could find other areas to identify vase shapes and