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In the early part of the 20th-century, avant-garde movement known as surrealism influenced the arts and literature. This movement was pioneered by French writer André Breton in the 1920's. The surrealism movement explored the creative potential of using the unconscious mind as inspiration.

Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory, 1931, Oil on canvas

Surrealist art can be explored in two ways. The first way is, art that is inspired by dreams. This is the more well known type of surrealist art, made popular by artists like Salvador Dalí.

André Masson Automatic Drawing, 1924, Ink on paper

In addition to this dream inspired art, surrealist art can be made through automatism. This is art that is made without conscious thinking.

Young artists can explore the world of surrealism through creating art inspired by their unconsciousness. With the guidance of our any teachers, our studio is a safe space that will give your child the opportunity to grow!

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