“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Alice…in Wonderland
Our Fine Arts Friday is officially kaput. Next week, Fridays will be devoted to enrichment days at a local private school. To be fair, the kids will be taking art (at least three of the four will), and we’re going to be stopping and picnicking and hiking at our local nature preserve. But it won’t […]
The Getty Publications is offering over 250 art volumes as free downloads. A myriad of topics are covered, from Pieter de Hooch to Ancient Gems and Finger Rings. That got me thinking about other fine arts resources available for free. I feel rather strongly that while information may want to be free and whatnot, violating copyright […]
This past week has been camp week. MTG has taken the girls to Girl Scout Twilight Camp*, and I’ve taken the boys to Cub Scout Twilight Camp. I’m so tired it hurts. The main reason we study fine arts is to give our children a repository of beauty from which to draw. So today, I’m […]
Last week, we started looking at a new artist, Pieter de Hooch (or Hoogh). He’s also a Dutch painter from the 17th century like the previous artist, Jacob Van Ruisdael (or Ruysdael). Dutch pronunciations are . . .fun, so I found a video that demonstrates the proper form. The narrator pronounces his name at 0:53 […]
Today is the last day of our fine arts co-op, and we won’t be doing it again next year. For the past two years, we’ve attended two different co-ops dedicated to studying fine arts in a manner consistent with Charlotte Mason’s philosophy. These co-ops have focused on the things that normally get pushed aside when […]
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