Our first Fine Arts Tuesday has come and gone. What a lovely day it was!
Then we headed downstairs for some peppermint tea and cookies.
We did a picture study of “Lilacs in a Vase” by Manet. After a brief biography session, we used the idea from Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning) to create melted crayon still-life paintings.
Caleb chose to do a still-life of red hot peppers in a vase, while Mahayla found some clover in the yard.
They had fun, but we had to continually stop painting to re-warm the crayons in the oven since we don’t own a warming tray. (Don’t use a good muffin tin – it will never be the same again!)
We didn’t do a morning nature walk this week because our Creation Club met in the afternoon. Here are a few pictures from the wildflower walk and journal time.
I can’t wait to keep you posted on our Tuesday learning! I think Tuesdays will turn out to my favorite day of the homeschool week – never mind the kids!