I considered signing up Bear for an art class, but reconsidered after observing said art class. Instead, I am going to start up my Artists and Art lessons instead. Today I whipped up a Paul Cezanne lesson. Of course, I decided this last minute, so had NO library books to go along, although I did put a few on hold to read later.
I did find a gem called An Apple a Day. It’s an interactive book that is read to you and it is based on Paul Cezanne’s still life of apples and a pot of primroses. We listened to this and looked at some of Cezanne’s art work, read his biography, and looked closely at the apples on his painting.
I draped a white table cloth over her floor table and Bear went to work placing the apples.
We had to move the floor table on top of her work table because Bear couldn’t see it from where she was sitting.
Then we each drew the composition and painted it with tempera paint.
I finished first, so while Bear worked, I quickly set up a Paul Cezanne display. I already had the three part cards. Was I planning a Cezanne lesson earlier this year that I forgot about?
Another great tie in with our Five in a Row book: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World.