|Our local library didn't have any books on this artist so my friend had to do an interlibrary loan to get books. We never did find a picture of the actual artist--many there isn't one?|
|We always try to give the boys a brief history of the artist before our lessons. We also like the boys to examine the art work|
|One of his famous pieces|
|We spent a little time understand how he created his sculptures. Donatello was one of the first artist to understand perspective and attempted it in his various sculptures.|
|What Donatello thought was his greatest statue|
|Next we added air dry clay to the form and I asked the boys to create a face of their choice. My only instruction was there had to be a nose, mouth, ears, and at least one eye.|
|boys had free range of their painting choices|
|hard at work|
|My sample -- kids thought mine was rather creepy looking....I have to agree:)|
We got our first snow day this year already! Firedrake was thrilled to have her first ever public school snow day called. We got about 5 inches in all.
|MarioFan measuring the snow on the deck!|
|Kids put to work on shoveling the driveway and side walk. For payment they demanded hot chocolate and freshly made pumpkin bread-- I think my husband also paid them:)|
|Dad supervising the work!|
Elvis is settling in more in the house and we have even got the old boy playing a little.
Dog and Cat still aren't friends but at least the ignore each other for the most part. Luna the dog is super jealous if we play with the cat.