"'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 18, 2008

Wow, another art project

Amazingly, I was able to get in another art project before making lunch, frosting pumpkin bars, and heading out to a casual and fun harvest party!

This is based on the work of abstract artist Piet Mondrian. Trying to create something with just the right balance of color and white, just the right rectangles (golden ratios, perhaps?) gives an appreciating for this style of art.

The kids' work came out pretty well. We used oil pastels on sketch paper. The oil pastel tends to smudge into the white space, though.

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