Saturday, September 07, 2013

Homeschool Art

This year I am using Sister Wendy's American Masterpieces. I chose Sister Wendy because I trust her sense of Art, and because her books are beautiful and filled with colorful, large reproductions. Also, as opposed to others of her volumes, this one is of a manageable size. In fact, if we read and study two per week we will cover the whole book! I plan to do a reading/discussion with the kids, then do a study of one of the two (their choice) in their preferred medium. Another reason for choosing this volume is that the kids, and myself included, can do well by learning more about great American artists! Yesterday we worked on studies of Josef Albert and James Audubon. Beautiful results.
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