Thursday, February 19, 2004

Arts Alive!
We had a great art day today. We got a fun pack of crayola paints with 8 different colors in it. The kids spread out on the kitchen table and painted for a long time. We pulled out a bunch of our World's Greatest Artists books and looked at all the different paintings. We read a bit about each artist--the kids really enjoy this series. The artwork is interspersed with silly cartoons that make the books enjoyable. We read about and looked at some paintings by Monet, Matisse, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Pollock, Clee and Kahlo. It's neat to look at the different styles while the kids are actually creating for themselves. We talked about brush strokes, lines and color and how they can change the look and feel of paintings.

We have paintings all over the house now! The grandparents are going to get a nice batch in the mail soon!

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