The kids and I are continuing with our art program, I am trying to do one artist per month. We are using the program Meet the Masters. So far it is going well. The hardest part is finding the correct and good art supplies. It is times like this that I miss shopping in the States where you can find anything you want at the mall:) Here it is a bit like a scavenger hunt trying to find the correct art supplies:(. In addition to doing the program on-line I have included having the kids complete a notebooking page about each artist that I am adding to their art portfolios. I also include reading additional art books about the artist, my favorite being Mike Venizia "The Greatest Artist" series.
This time around we have been learning all about Mary Cassatt and how to use chalk pastels. Mary Cassatt is an American artist who studied mainly in France. Her artwork is mainly relaxed portraits of women and children. Often wearing wearing decorative hats. In the art project the kids needed to decide on the type of hat they wished to add to their person. I did help the kids draw their hats based on a few sketches offered by the program. Then the children used colored chalk pastels to make a pattern on the hat.
Little Man chose a baseball cap and colored multicolors:)
Princess chose a Sherlock Holmes type hat and did a diamond pattern on her hat.
My attempt, fancy hat:) I tried creating a plaid pattern.
We all continue to enjoy this art program and look forward to working on the next artist!
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