Category Archives: Art

Ludlow Castle + Shakespeare Festival

To celebrate Siena’s birthday, our friends Mac and Ros gave us the experience of going to see a Shakespeare Play. As You Like It. When Ros asked us few months before if that would be something we wanted to do … Continue reading

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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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