"'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

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Artist study and art project

I got this idea from this post at Eclectic Education. It is so natural, so obvious, yet I didn't think of it until the post, part of the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival, probably because of my general art neglect, LOL.

I read the post but did not do the art project until a few days later. I chose Van Gogh's Sunflowers because ds#3 has actually drawn that picture before (yes, and still the idea did not occur to me.) I went back to comment on the post and saw she had actually used the same work! I must have really liked the whole idea, LOL!


Jimmie said...

Lovely reproductions! We usually do one reproduction for each artist we study. We just finished Cassatt. And our next is a huge jump -- Picasso!

Cheryl said...

Great looking artwork!!! What do you mean your general art neglect. You do a lot of art in my opinion! This is really fabulous. Give the kids a pat on the back for me.