Froebel Blocks with Mickey and Pluto
6” x 8” acrylic on hand primed (archival) board unframed $175 with free shipping in US and Canada
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In this painting I’ve included Walt Disney character blocks of Mickey Mouse and Pluto The Pup with a stack of Froebel blocks in the background. Friedrich Froebel’s (reputed to be the inventor of kindergarten) Froblox or “Gifts” created these blocks in 1830’s for kindergarten children to encourage creativity and design abilities are still available for purchase today. I’ve mentioned these blocks before HERE. The Disney blocks encouraged children to learn the alphabet and word meaning related to a picture image of the word, while the Frobel blocks were intended to encourage design and building skills as attested to by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
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