One of the things I’ve wanted to do for some time, but haven’t managed to work up the courage to do, is to take the children to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. It’s free, it’s ten minutes from here and it has a quite extensive collection!
This year I decided that the thing to do was to incorporate those outings into our monthly schedule and to invite others to join us, which would force me to keep the appointment I had made!
With that in mind I looked for art materials at the HEAV convention and found several including a timeline book with stickers for the various periods and a book with art projects based on the techniques and materials of famous artists throughout history!
Since Tuesdays are already our unit study day, I chose the second Tuesday of each month for the event and posted it on Facebook and our local homeschool list. There were a number of interested people and I’m really looking forward to putting this together. I’ve added an Events plug-in to the site (or rather my awesome tech support did!) so that people can sign up to come to the event right here and I’ll be providing materials for download to accompany our expeditions.
The dates and topics are listed on the event and families can participate on some or all of them as schedules allow.