We are a family with three 'wee winkles' exploring the pleasures and perils of educating at home using Scripture, Montessori and a lot of love!

Monday, 16 January 2012


While on a trip to get new books from the library we came across a story about a little girl that steps inside the paintings of Monet and then does a rendition of one of his paintings herself.
Both children really took to it so, being a Montessorian, I printed out the Monet cards I had on file and popped them on the shelf.
Then we relived Katie's experience and did a Monet of our own!
Both children were up with the play with this idea and had an idea of which art work they wanted to imitate. Their decisions were different from each other too which really surprised me, I though perhaps Cherry would just follow her brother.

Here they are on a wet and rainy afternoon creating their masterpieces.
They painted for a half hour solid, discussing what colours they would use for each thing.
While Cherry's was a little difficult to disect, Lamb had a flowing blue stream and upside down heart shapes for lilypads upon which were little pink flowers. I painted with them and he was asking me how I did my shrubs. I showed him the circular brush strokes which is what he was trying to achieve in the top left of his painting.
I loved doing this with them!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you are looking at great artist's with such young children.

    I wanted to invite you to the all Aussie Not Back To School Blog Hop. The details are here - http://www.ourworldwideclassroom.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/nbts-blog-hop-meet-students.html