Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sandro Boticcelli Relief painting

WE are beginning our year using Short Lessons in Art History, for our art studies and a bit of history mixed in. The lessons begin with the artist of the Italian Renaissance. This past week we did Sandro Botticelli- he painted the birth of Venus, Primevera and other wonderful paintings-. We poured over art books to see copies of these works.

We then made relief paintings with crayon and watercolor. the effect was wonderful the kids where surprised at how the watercolor wash really made the crayon pop off the page.

Next weeks artist is Leonardo Di Vinci we may actually spend a bit more time on his works, I have a great add on book Leonardo for Kids which I am planning to use a bit as well.

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