"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Saturday, October 25, 2008

More abstract art

We've continued with primary colors, abstract art, and lines. This time we traced tools on our paper and then drew lines across them. Each new little section is colored in a different primary color.

I happened to have a board book with pop-out cardboard tools in them that I used--it was easier than trying to hunt them down in the garage.

I've moved art to Wednesdays and Science to Fridays in hopes of doing more art, since we do so much science anyway. It seems to be working so far.


Melissal89 said...

I love their abstract art! Great job! We attend a co-op on Fridays, and this semester we brought in a Art teacher to teach a class. They just got finished with their abstract art class and loved it.

Blessings, Melissa

Kris said...

We brought in an art teacher for our co-op, too; it just so happens to be my mother, LOL. She has gotten ds#1 to produce some really wonderful art! I have not given up trying to do something at home on a regular basis, anyway. Maybe the talent will skip a generation...