Giotto Inspired Art Lesson

GIOTTO Giotto di Bondone (c. 1267 – January 8, 1337), better known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance. —from wikipedia article on Giotto The Complete works of…

Cloud Art Lesson Links

Art Lessons: CloudsWater Color Technique Video (I think it would be a great way to make clouds)Painting Demonstrations of Different types of CloudsPainting Clouds with WatercolorsOil Painting Lessons: Clouds VideoHow to Paint Blue Sky with Clouds VideoHow to Draw a Light & Fluffy Cloud VideoHow To Draw Clouds @ eHowHow To Draw Clouds in 4…

Art Lesson: SCRUCTURES we can live in (Basic lines and shapes)

Today we were working again with lines and basic shapes to sketch structures. I decided to work on structures you can live in. The art lesson book I have and use to get ideas from had examples of an igloo, grass hut, tree house, tent, houseboat, log cabin, and more. As I usually do when…

Sketch Tuesday: Tropical Birds

, Here are the results of our sketch of the week (Sketch Tuesday) project. I printed out some coloring sheets of tropical birds just to have an example to go by. My oldest forget this was a sketch of the week and he colored his bird, instead of sketching it. When I noticed what he…

Our 2008-2009 1st Grade School Plan

BIBLE Chronological Order Bible Story Book, Use Time-line, Maps, Wall-Chart, Pictures: Photographs, Drawings, Paintings, etc. and include Narration. Also occasionally read from Psalms, Proverbs and New Testament HISTORY Trial and Triumph (Church History) An Island Story by H.E. Marshall Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin Viking Tales by Jennie Hall Hero Tales (Christian History)…

Art Lesson: Showing Size, Proportion and Perspective

Look at these paintings, the first is by Jan Vermeer “View of Delft” 1160-61. The second is Claude Gellee called Claude Lorrain “Seaport at Sunset” 1639. In both pf these paintings you can see how well the artist depicts the size of objects by the way you compare it with other objects in the painting….

Our "Clouds in Art" Study

We have been doing a Weather Nature Study for a while now. So this Art Study that I came across on the Hearts and Trees (HAT) fit right in. It is called “Clouds in Art” Study and the owner of Hearts and Trees put together a very nice Mini Unit Study (Notebooking Pages PDF). “This…

Have FUN with Magic Nuddles

My oldest got something for his birthday that I had never seen before. It or should I say they are called magic Nuudles. It is a Biodegradable building product. The boys loved them, they had a lot of fun using them today. Their imaginations were on overdrive while they were building =o) I just wanted…

ART LESSON

ART LESSON: FACIAL EXPRESSIONS You can view all the above Art work HERE and you can click on each pick to ENLARGE. ************************************************************************************* WHAT is a FACIAL EXPRESSION? A look on one’s face that shows one’s feelings. Here are just a few different types of facial expressions =o) ************************************************************************************* First we started out by talking…

Make a Nature Wreath

“Instead of buying one, this year we’re making a holiday wreath for our front door. It’s a great craft project — and another fun way to spend some time outside on a cold afternoon.”–NWF GreenHour Read where I got the idea HERE. Another set of directions HERE. We’ll be making one next week!! =o)

Art Lesson # 7

We actually started today by talking about Blue Jays and a little about Birds in general. Then we sat down to paint a Blue Jay. We were inspired by the painting below. Blue Jay by John J. Audubon We then moved to the second part of our lesson. I talked just a bit about Vincent…

Art Lesson #6 The Art of Kandinsky and the use of Lines

Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944) He was a Russian painter, printmaker and art theorist. One of the most famous 20th-century artists, he is credited with painting the first modern abstract works.–from Wikipedia Definition:(noun) – A line is a basic element of art, referring to a continuous mark, made on a surface, by a moving point….

"Autumn Leaves" Painting

This Painting is from this blogs featured artist: John Singer Sargent. “He was the most successful portrait painter of his era, During his career, he created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings.” –from wikipedia As you see from the two paintings highlighted through my…

Family Update as of 9/11/08

This is the Ring neck Snake my hubby found in our basement that we observed for a couple of days. These pics were taken right before we took it out and released it. Here is the latest woodworking Projects our boys worked on. The Covered wagon I helped our youngest build and the boat my…

Art Lesson #5

Lines and Motion: Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal Lines, Swirly and Circular Motion/Lines ****************************** Definition:(noun) – A line is a basic element of art, referring to a continuous mark, made on a surface, by a moving point. A line is long relative to its width. It can define a space, create an outline or pattern, imply movement…

Why I do Picture Study in our Home School

*** This is an old post that I ran across and I just wanted to throw it out there again for anyone just starting to home school or thinking about it.*** Why I include Picture Study in our Home School Artist: John Singer SargentA friend of mine explained it best on her blog. She wrote…

Art Lesson #4

Color Wheel, Shapes, Vertical, Diagonal, Horizontal Lines and Circular Motion. This lesson started with the boys making their our own Color Wheel. The Color wheel consist of these colors: Red, Blue, Yellow, Purple, Orange and Green. I made all the wheels a little different and I let the boys choose what they wanted to use…