catherine the great : style and substance

Turn This Book Into An Outfit on childmagsblog.com

Do you ever visit the art gallery? My son Max (7) enjoys going on outings to our local gallery and dressing up in his suit jacket — he loves taking the opportunity to get a bit fancy.

We’ve had a bit of fun with the bright cover of Catherine The Great, An Art Book For Kids, turning it into a couple of outfits that would make fun gallery-going attire.

Turn this book into an outfit
Check shorts Country Road / Heart sunglasses Seed Heritage / Elsie dress Cotton On / Hugo Boss jacket David Jones/ Bow skirt Country Road  / Red short sleeve shirt Target / Camper tee Country Road / Metallic gold hair clip Bardot Kids / Gold Saltwater sandals Little Pinwheel Catherine The Great An Art Book For KidsCatherine The Great An Art Book For Kids Catherine The Great, An Art Book For Kids has been released to accompany the current exhibition at the National Gallery VictoriaMasterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great.

This bright book includes loads of fun facts about Catherine and women of her time – did you know it was fashionable for Russian ladies to wear little patches of fabric in the shapes of suns, stars and moons on their faces as decoration? It also presents history, provides art activities among the playful illustrations,  and features images and details about artworks in the exhibition.

child mags blog are giving away five books packs! Each pack contains a copy of Catherine The Great, An Art Book For Kids, a NGV tee shirt and four tickets to visit the Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great at National Gallery Victoria.

To enter:

1. Email giveaways@childmags.com.au with ‘Catherine The Great’ in the subject line. We will subscribe you to the *new* child mags blog newsletter.

2. In the body of the email tell us your name and answer this question: what do your kids love about art?

Entries close midnight 8 October 2015. Good luck!

The exhibition is presented by the Hermitage Museum, National Gallery of Victoria and Art Exhibitions Australia, exclusive to Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. 

Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great is on now until 8 November 2015. 

Words  + Styling : Bron Bates