The Epcot International Festival of the Arts has so many fun features. Especially considering it is the newest addition to the festival line-ups, having just debuted in 2017. The Festival of the arts celebrates visual, culinary, and performing arts from around the world. You can attend the Festival of the Arts at Epcot anytime between January 24th and February 24th.
The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is an amazing way to incorporate some art appreciation into your homeschool. Everywhere you look while at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts is full of beautiful artwork.
Art Appreciation at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts
While Emily loves Epcot, walking around the world showcase is not always her favorite thing to do. This is mainly because it is so much walking and she is a ride junkie and the only ride currently back there to her standards is Frozen. But, if you give her something to do, like a task or job she is all in. Luckily, almost all of Epcot’s festival have some kind of tour or scavenger hunt for the kids to embark on.
The Festival of the Arts has Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt. The goal is to find a work of art in each of the 11 countries as you make your way around the world showcase and place the corresponding sticker on the pallet shaped map. If you are doing the scavenger hunt and get stuck click here for a hint. Once you complete the scavenger hunt you can turn it in for a “paint tin” containing a 25 piece puzzle.
Tons of giggles were had when Emily saw Figment was featured in each masterpiece. We also did a brief Google search of each piece of art work and discussed things like who painted it, the era, the medium used, and what we liked and disliked about each piece.
Emily also loved all of the photo opportunities at the Festival of the Arts. They have numerous works of arts that are larger than life and you get to literally step into them. From Van Gogh to Frida Kahlo there were so many fun paintings to become part of. There are also so much artistry to see as you walk, from street performers, to painters, to musicians. Some of the sidewalk chalk blew all of our minds, it was AH-MAZING!
Edible Art at The Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Last, but definitely not least is the food. Epcot never disappoints when it comes to festival foods. During the Festival of the Arts all of the food is so visually appealing. Neither Kevin nor I could pick a favorite, but Emily did. Emily’s favorite was the paint pallet cookie. You get a chocolate chip cookie with red, blue, and yellow “paint” icing and a paint brush. This is the one exception to the “do not play with your food rule” because you a are meant to paint your cookie and create a masterpiece before eating it!
Our entire family enjoyed the Epcot International Festival of the Arts. I highly recommend trying to make it if you can. Especially if you are a homeschooler like us and want to learn more about art in a fun and exciting way.