Category Archives: Art

London : Trafalgar Square + the National Galleries

On our second day in London, when we were still with our friends, we met them at St. Martin in the Fields that morning. Some friends from home had told us about this place.  It has free concerts at lunch time, … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : The Impressionist, Mary Cassatt

One of the few women artists at that time (mid 1800’s), Mary Cassatt became one of the painters from the Impressionist group in France.  Originally from the US, she decided to move to Paris, having lived there, and having to … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : The Impressionist, Pierre-August Renoir

  Pierre-August Renoir, the third Impressionist we study in our France unit of study this past spring. From the book we used to study most of the artists this time, we picked this activity to study Renoir. “How to Draw a … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : Art

After reading and learning about France chronologically, starting with the cave paintings of Lascaux, learning about its geography, some history, focusing in few important people in France’s history, we arrived at the time when art had a huge rebirth.  Between the 1800’s … Continue reading

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sewing for my paints

I made a roll for my brushes that I take when we go places.  Usually they go in a big box with everything in it, that keeps them well taken cared for.  But this time, I needed something a lot lighter. … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : The Impressionist, Claude Monet

I think, well I know, Claude Monet was our favorite French Impressionist artist we have studied so far.  We all loved him.  We liked his life story, the paintings, his quirkiness.  We read this book, and I think it gives enough … Continue reading

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France, Paris : The Eiffel Tower

We read the Night of the New Magicians (#35 Magic Tree House series) when we started our studies of France.  This is why we studied Louis Pasteur, together with other scientists. Here I’m sharing what we did to study the … Continue reading

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making : fabric + zippers + paper + wood… oh my!

There’s been lots of making in preparation of our trip this summer.  It’s funny, because I don’t really think we need anything made for it, but it is a such a great reason to search and do make something special for … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : The Impressionist, Edgar Degas

We began studying the French Impressionists Artists with Edgar Degas, because he is one we’ve had a few books at home already, from when Siena was in ballet classes and she liked reading about Degas and his dancer paintings, maybe 5 years … Continue reading

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making : pencil roll

A while back Siena asked me to make her a new pencil case.  The one I made her few years ago, was always too big for the pencils.  So she put two pencils per slot, which was OK, unless she … Continue reading

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