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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Project Day: Abstract Art

Each morning, my kids ask me some version of this question: "What are we going to do today?"  If I say "nothing" or "school today" there are moans and groans and occasionally tears.  Even grocery shopping is a better option then staying home aallllll dddaaayyyy......Miserable, I know.  There are some answers, however, that lead to the eruption of cheers and bouncing about the room in ecstasy.  One of those answers is "Today is Project Day."
Since my sister was still on "House Arrest", we headed in to her house yesterday for a lesson in abstract art.  It was a bit of a challenge for some of the kids,
but eventually they all seemed to get it.  They made designs and then filled in the shapes with different patterns and colors.
After completing one totally abstract drawing, the more cooperative (or possibly those with cleaner ears), made a second drawing of a person, and then applied the abstract concept to decorating that person's clothes.  Queens with beautiful robes were a favorite with the female members of the class.
We also got to welcome the newest member of our family to class - cousin Jocelyn.  She got so excited when she heard it was Project Day that she insisted it be her first outing after coming home from the hospital.


~ Tandis ~ said...

Haha... "cleaner ears". You're getting funnier and funnier.

Jocelyn was the best part! :)

Jessica said...

It wasn't so much a lesson in abstract art, but more learning how versatile a color crayon can be. I HATE markers. They can only work two ways; rich color or dried up. Crayons can be applied many different ways for a wide range of looks.
I did not make a believer out of a single rotten kid.

Aaron said...

The rain came down in long knitting needles

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations

But my heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill.


Aaron said...

@ Jessica: I'm told that markers are no big fan of YOU, either...


Jessica said...

@Aaron: You have that special ability to ALWAYS make me laugh. :)