"'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, January 9, 2009

Radial Patterns in Secondary Colors

First thing this morning the kids played Blurt! instead of doing PLL or ILL. After finishing MEP and reading St. Thomas Aquinas and the Preaching Beggars, I looked through the Using Color in Your Art and put together this project.

I used the small radial cutter to cut 6 circles out of finger paint/wet media paper. I folded the circle 3 times to produce 8 segments. The boys outlined the segments and painted the same pattern in each using only secondary colors.

I asked what a radius was, and Ds#1 knew from reading Sir Cumference books.

They made some wonderful creations! As the book suggested we also looked at the use of secondary colors in The Green Violinist by Marc Chagall.


3 comments:

+JMJ+ said...

So nice to "meet" you.

What a beautiful blog you have created, very impressed.

I like this craft too and look forward to reading more of your blog!

+JMJ+ said...

What a second, I now realize from a picture that just loaded that I do "know" you!

Is this a 2nd blog or did you change your science blog to this?

Kris said...

LOL, this is my homeschool blog! I also have what I call a commonplace blog, My Ginger Jar with commentary about anything I come across--I even have a recent quote from you! I still have At Home Science too.