I LOVE Impressionist Art!
We studied several famous Impressionist artists this year ~ and the famous Van Gogh leads the way!
Last summer my irises flowered in a spectacular display and it reminded me of Van Gogh’s paintings. I decided that this was the perfect time to look at several of his works.
I cut a bunch of irises, placed them in a vase and draped a cloth to create a neutral background. We decided to work on A4 size paper. We created a quick border, sketched the flowers in pencil and used acrylic paints to paint the irises. It was a challenging lesson!
I taught art in public schools for 10 years I never saw any tears, but being their mom and teacher, I found that there is a network of emotional connections that spill out …
Somehow children process their frustrations and difficulties differently with strangers and acquaintances, like their sports coaches or art tutors.
- Do you also experience this in your homeschooling ?
- How do you work through these moments?
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