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Vincent Van Gogh Study

Rebecca was born holding a pencil and paintbrush. Not really! But pretty much from the time she could hold anything, her chosen anything was inevitably a mark making utensil of some sort - a pen, pencil, marker, crayon, paint brush...literally anything she could get her hands on. She is the first child of mine who…

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Winsor McCay Artist Study

As part of our Edwardian studies, we have been learning about cartoonist Winsor McCay. McCay was the first artist to have had a comic strip printed in a newspaper. He is best known for his Little Nemo comic strip (1905–14; 1924–26) and his Gertie the Dinosaur animation (1914). Our focus for this study was the…

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Art Lab Lesson Six: Scrape Art

I'm playing catch up a bit, so these art lessons were done last year sometime. I use the book above, Art Labs for Kids, and we are working our way through it slowly. This week's lesson was about Scrape Art Art Lab: Scrape Art: Trying Out The Medium This is another lesson that Lil helped…

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Art Lab Lesson Five: Oil Pastels

In our sixth Art Labs lesson, the girls tried out using oil pastels creating some beautiful sketches of Winnie the Poo and of their giant teddy bear

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Art Lab for Kids: Anne O Smith Artist Study – Bird Walk Scribble Drawing

Anne O Smith Scribble Drawings: Introduction I am really loving Art Lab for Kids. It is so simple to use, takes very little time and the labs are interesting and unusual enough to capture the imagination of the girls. Art Lab 3 is about scribble drawings. It is fascinating to see recognisable pictures take shape…

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Art Lab for Kids: Susan Schwake Artist Study – Large Scale Ink Drawing

We are half way through our second Art Lab, which is about giant ink drawings. As part of this lesson, the girls have been doing a Susan Schwake Artist Study. Actually, it was more of a picture study but Susan Schwake didn't name the giant ink picture she used for the lesson: I wanted the…

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Art Lab for Kids: Lab 1 – Contour Drawings

In my quest for simplicity and ease, I was directed to Art Lab for kids by Susan Schwake. I used this resource for the first time last week, and I have to say, it's great! And better still, it fulfils the whole ease of use quality that I need at this time in our homeschool.…

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Art Lab for Kids: Picture Study – Rose Sielian Theriault ‘Pear Squared’

With each of the art labs comes an artist study. I love artist studies, they are one of my favourite ways to teach the children! This study was on Rose Sielian Theriault: Rose Sielian Theriault: Pear Squared The art chosen was an etching called 'Pear Squared'. The girls cut out, labelled and stuck in their…

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Hundertwasser Art Study

Hundertwasser Art Study: The Artist Hundertwasser was both an exceptional and individualistic artist as well as being an environmentally friendly one!  He liked to create his art within nature as well as having it point towards nature.  As a man passionate about nature, he used his art to spread the message on conviviality between man…

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir {Impressionist}

Last term Lillie spent a few happy weeks learning all about the Impressionist painters.  She has included Renoir, Seurat, Degas and Monet.  She studied one of these artists for two weeks.  This week’s artist is Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Pierre-Auguste Renoir Resources Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French painter who was instrumental in starting the impressionist movement of…

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Artist Study: Henri Rousseau

As part of our South American/ rain forest unit study we looked at the art of Henri Rousseau, which was perhaps a strange choice given he was French and had no connection with South America in any way whatsoever!  That said, he is well known for his paintings of jungles and it is there you…

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Artist Study: Tony Cragg {Sculptor}

Lillie has been learning about artist and sculptor Tony Cragg in her Saturday art lesson.  I thought as she had struggled a bit with the concept of abstract art we would do a bit of extra work using Cragg as our inspiration.  During her lesson at the university, she had helped to make a Cragg…

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Impressionist Artist Study: Monet

For her project this term Lillie is learning all about the Impressionist painters.  I have set her particular goals so that this project will hopefully stretch her a bit more than her artist studies last term. General Resources She will be using the following books throughout her project:    As well as the courses found…

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Simple Art Study: Norman Rockwell

L13 is currently working her way through a simple study of the great artists.  She studies one artist per week and her goal is to learn one new technique with each study.  Recently, she studied Norman Rockwell using the excellent and free art lessons from Concordia University: The lesson, which I downloaded and printed out for…

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Simple Art Study: Reynolds

L13 is currently working her way through a simple study of the great artists.  She studies one artist per week and her goal is to learn one new technique with each study.  A couple of weeks ago she studied Sir Joshua Reynolds using the excellent and free art lessons from Concordia University: The lesson, which I…

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