Fun Friday’s are for ART

Friday’s are a great time to have ART Lesson’s and if you don’t want to call them lessons, just call it A time to be Creative!

This LINK is to all my post under the Art Lesson category. I hope you find something fun and useful.

Here is the LINK to everything I have under my Art category

This last LINK is for everything in my Fun Friday category

Example of one of our Art lessons:

Center of Interest is what catches your EYE first in a work of Art.

Examples:

 

 We first studied some Art work from George Caleb Bingham (1800), Da Vinci (1500) and Albecht Durer(1500) and talked about what the center of interest was in these different pieces of Art. I also told them that the Artist might have a Center of Interest in mind but that something else in the picture may first catch the eye of any person looking at the piece of Art. I said that because I just wanted to remind them that Art is a very personal thing. We then went and sketched and colored one picture and painted a second one. Each picture was of their own imagination and creativity except for me asking them to do one of their pictures with a boat in it. I think it went well. They seem to both enjoy Art maybe our oldest does a little more than our youngest. I did think it was cute that our youngest did a portrait of our term 1 composer……Bach!! Our oldest painted a picture of a mysteries creäture swimming under a steam boat.

 

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 If you wanted to offer an Art lesson like this to your children remember to show them Art work in books and around your home and you point out the Center of Interest and also let them point out what it is to them. When you start your art lessons even if you wouldn’t consider yourself an Artist be willing to join your child and draw or paint, etc. with them. Not only will you both be learning, you will also be making a wonderful memory to hold on to!!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Jimmie says:

    Ooohhh… good art lesson. We’ve never studied this precisely in this way. But we do discuss what your eye is drawn to in a painting. I guess it’s the basic idea. (Coming via Hands-on Carnival.)

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