"'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

Friday, November 14, 2008

String Art

This week I went back to our Color book and got this idea for string art.

We use only primary colors for this and blend them to form secondary colors.

We cut lengths of string and dipped two at a time each into a different primary color, wiping of the excess. We placed the strings randomly onto a folded piece of paper, leaving a tail outside of it, and then slowly pulled out the strings one at a time while holding light pressure on the folded paper.

Ds#2 figured out even before we pulled the strings that the result would be symmetrical.

When we were done I mixed together small areas of the intense primary colors to form the more muted secondary ones.

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