Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
We’re studying the works of Pablo Picasso as of the moment. Currently, we’re exploring the “blue period”. It’s amazing to discover that our reliable library got tons of art books for kids! I got a few ones for myself and I only selected a few suited for my boy. Here’s what he read had so far:
He wanted to paint the “blue” ones, its his favorite color. So I gathered all the coloring materials we have that is blue or has a blue hue.
Inspired by the “blue period”, his rendition of our backyard using crayons and pastels.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
We’re currently working on our North America unit. To understand a little bit of American history, we made this “cheerios” painting. This idea came from this book:
It contains lots of comprehensive introduction to American history, a peek at what the people eat and drinks, how they are dressed, their beliefs and how society was organized. Among the projects in the this book, my son picked the designing of a Navajo.
Because we don’t have colored sand, we pulverized cheerios.
Now I made a design in an art paper. I placed the cheerios in a muffin paper. As a guide, I place number on the shapes that are going to have the same color. Then spread glue into the shapes of color number 1.
I made my son cover the glue using the desired powderized cheerios. We did this with the rest of the shapes/colors. He loves filling the glue with cheerios, he was very particular with the colors mixing. I was telling him it’s okay because it’s unavoidable.
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