Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Gathering of Art

My boys go ga-ga for art. So much so that I purchased an awesome new art curriculum earlier this year that we couldn't wait to dig into! Unfortunately we've had mega issues obtaining an ebony pencil in order to actually use the first lesson. Not only are they not as readily available, at least not as "ebony pencils" in Australia, what I have found isn't nearly as cheap either.. While we nurse our frustrations and attempt to continue the search I found a half dozen art projects that will keep us busy. 

1. Autumn Leaves With Crayon Resist. My boys love picking up leaves of any kind, so this art project can make great use of some of those leaves they keep finding. It might also warrant another trip back to the Arboretum and a stroll through the North American section. I think this is one art project I'll join them in.

2. Stunning Winter Tree Silhouette. So it's not winter here yet, but it's getting close. This particular art project has been on my radar for some time now, and now that I know where our painters tape is I think we'll give it ago.

3. Olympic Masterpieces. Another water color art project that's been on my "to-do" list for a while now. I don't know if the boys will do Olympians or not. They may prefer to do a Footie star and a Soccer player, but I'm pretty sure they'll both enjoy this project. Morgan's big on water colors right now and Jayden loves painting. It'll be fun to see how this one turns out.

4. RainScapes. This has to be the best winter art project known for Tasmania! Seriously. An art project that requires moisture, most especially rain, to fall from the sky is right up our alley. The winter rains are impending with great enthusiasm lately. A project like this might have us looking forward to the next rainy day, at least for a while...

5. Glue Resist Dinosaur. Okay, so if you've been reading this blog for a while you might recognize this project from last year. It was in our workboxes for 2-3 weeks running. Yeah, well it turns out white glue is a tad harder to buy at times then others. I noticed a couple of bottles in the cupboard the other day and was reminded of this project. Let's just hope when we pull them out they are mouldy, and yeah that happens to white glue around here sometimes.

6. Bat Leaf Prints. I loved this project when we first saw it moons ago! Only, at that time leaves weren't exactly a plenty here because it was spring here. I was reminded of this project the other day when the boys found some of the biggest leaves in the library parking lot. I'm not sure that we'll turn ours into bats, and we might play with other colors, but we'll be using the same basic idea and method.

1 comment:

teannika said...

These projects look great Kendra! You've got me inspired to put some effort back into our art lessons (which have been on hold of late). I like the look of the curricullum too. I really like that it uses real life.
Will be eagerly waiting to see more art projects as they appear.