Homeschooling on the Fly Fine Arts for an Artless Mom

This turned out to be a crazy month and our afternoons were filled up with making and remaking Halloween costumes. But we did have time to squeeze in a little Beethoven. Did you know Beethoven eventually lost his hearing but continued composing some of his most famous works though he was completely deaf?

 

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Listening to music while making play dough. Our only other listening this month came in the form of my childhood jewelry box which happens to have a music box which plays Fur Elise, convenient right?.

 

 

 

We learned about the painter/sculptor Michelangeo. This website gives a quick bio and highlights a few of his most famous pieces. Seriously what this guy did was amazing and I’m glad I took the time to stop and think about it. The Pieta was a little too heavy (a statue of Mary holding the recently crucified Jesus) so we went for Madonna of Bruges (Mary with baby Jesus).  And rather than carve out of stone we used clay, close enough for me.

 

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For poets this time around we did John Keatsbright star.  Gotta love a website dedicated to short poems.

 

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Making these poetry collages is one of my new favorite activities.

 

I’d love to hear what sort of fun stuff you are learning and teaching in your house.

Thanks for being here!

 

Erica
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