For a while my 12-year-old has
avoided been reluctant about her art. So sad. Somehow, her perfectionism got in the way of her creativity. And, perhaps I focused too seriously on Charlotte Mason art appreciation lessons rather than presenting her simple art fun.
I was delighted when I came across this book at our local library ~
A Usborne Activities 365 Things to Draw and Paint by Fiona Watt
According to the title, this book offers amazing art activities for every day for a whole year! Actually, each double page layout presents several interconnected ideas, and so you have about 126 lessons here instead of 365.
Much to my delight, Miss.L12 immediately tagged about 30 pages and we decided to try to do one a day!
Here is how fabulous Miss.L12 felt about her first art lesson!
And I’m smiling too!
What I like about these art activities is the simplicity of the lesson combined with an exploration of different creative techniques such as printing, rubbings, splatters, cutting out, doodles … superb creative fun!
Here is our “Laboratory Experiments” activity with blowing, splatter and print art elements ~
And here is our “Printed Fruit & Vegetables” with finger painting, print techniques and rubbings for the fruit crates. Again, huge success!
I’m doing these art activities along with my daughter and we are having such a lovely creative time!
I guess that I am going to renew this library book several times! [smiles]