What Do You See First?

This conversation can build your child’s awareness of how artists and designers can influence where our eyes go. Eventually your child will be able to use those concepts in their own lives.

Create a habit (not annoyingly frequent) of stopping action and asking, “What do you see first?” Magazine covers. When you enter a room for the first time. Book covers. Portraits. Fashion shots. Cereal boxes. Billboards. When they look in a mirror …

Discuss how there is usually lots of information – lots of details – and they can be overwhelming so designers do what they can to make sure we get the main message. That bubbling pepperoni on the frozen pizza – mmmm. The super-red lipstick. The eyes. The pillows on the white couch.