Category Archives: Art History/Art

Invitations to Play and Learn: Kandinsky Circles

In the annals of “sometimes homeschool moms have great ideas which they plan for and then forget about” …..   I recently found a picture which I had printed out several years ago so the children could do some art … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play and Learn: Snowflakes With Chalk

  One thing that I love about the “project table” in the corner of the living room is the ability it gives me to present art or craft projects and then see how the children interact with them! I’m trying … Continue reading

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A Normal Day?

Actually I’m not sure we have any “normal” days, but here’s a little glimpse of a somewhat typical day. 5:30 am: The alarm goes off. I turn it off and snuggle up to S to drowse for half an hour … Continue reading

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Art History Outings at the VMFA: Renaissance and Age of Exploration

We’ll be looking mainly at paintings this month and noticing the shift from mostly religious subjects to portraiture, landscapes and still life paintings. Once again I’ve prepared a little scavenger hunt as well as a drawing prompt. Perspective is one … Continue reading

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Art History Outings at the VMFA: Medieval Art

This month we will be looking at Medieval European art. Much of this are deals with biblical themes and we will be looking at depictions of saints as well as some utilitarian items with decorative scenes. The printable is a … Continue reading

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Art History Outings At The VMFA: Ancient & Classical Greece

This month’s outing will take a look at the the art and architecture of ancient and classical Greece. I’ve prepared two scavenger hunts to help us engage with the art more fully! One will be easy even for little children … Continue reading

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Art History: Prehistoric and Ancient Art Activities and Expedition Report

We’re kicking off our study of Art History with a look at some ancient art forms from around the world. Since we’ll be looking at Greek and Roman art separately I want to start by looking at cave and aboriginal … Continue reading

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Art History for Second and Third Grade

This post contains affiliate links. I’ve been working on putting together an art history curriculum/unit study for the big children this year- mostly because I want to start training them to recognize beauty and I found some excellent resources at … Continue reading

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Art History Outings At The VMFA

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 … Continue reading

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