|Some of the books we look at while discussing Charles Dickens life.|
|I love this picture because it shows you that not all our gatherings go smoothly and this pictures captures the boys's mood perfectly for this day!!!!|
Next we worked on our Van Gogh lessons (which are done over a 2 week period).
|Some of the books we look at|
|Mom lecture notes-- we always do a little history of the artist|
|Boys reviewing some of Vincent Van Gogh art work|
The first project was to recreate the painting "Wheat field with Crows". I found a free lesson on line giving step by step directions.
|Next the boys gave it a try|
|Their final work|
|I copied the basic pattern of the sunflowers onto a 8-10 canvas board (which is step one for this books on recreating the art)|
|I did allow the boys to change the color of the table and background to make it individual but emphasized that it must be their best work|
|Finish project. It is amazing how good they can do when they want too! Now we just need to frame them and they will be given as presents to the grand parents for Christmas:)|
|This was my sample...I was pretty pleased with it considering I am not an artist:)|