Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation

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I thought I'd give some glimpses into our homeschooling / unschooling,
natural-learning process. Here are just a few of our fun artistic explorations.

When I decided on the theme for this post, I thought I wouldn't have much to fill it, because my boys are in the minimalist category when it comes to drawing and crafts. But it turns out we've had plenty of opportunities, and they dove into quite a few!

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
Trying out tempera paints in our new spill-proof cups.

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
Color explosion

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
Twist-tie king at a children's museum!

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
Making music at another

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
They put on their own performance there, too.

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
Divo!

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
My mom decided we couldn't be the only ones without a rainbow loom

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
… and outfitted us with a whole set for Christmas.

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
Mikko and Sam have taken several parent-child pottery classes together, and Mikko's creations get more impressive every time.

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
His Club Penguin avatar and Black Puffle.

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
The artiste working on canvas.
(Hooray for backwards button-down shirts as smocks! Reminds me of my childhood.)

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
Order has something to do with art, right?
I loved how Alrik would line everything up like this for awhile.

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
Sensory play, too, an awesome & engaging idea I got from The Mahogany Way:
Old sheet, dried beans of different sizes …

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… and plenty of scoops and toys.

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
Just add kids! They played for probably an hour.

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
More sensory and sculpting play:
I cannot recommend enough our newest find, kinetic sand.

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
It's ultra-fine sand, but you can mold it, and it will stick to itself —
but not to you! It's really, really, really cool, and the boys love it.
It's easy to clean up, too!
(Shopping tip: It's cheapest to use the usual 40% off coupon at Michael's,
and you can show a coupon on your smartphone!)

Wordless Wednesday: Art appreciation == Hobo Mama
Sam bought these craft sticks to do a kinetic experiment (very fun!),
but Alrik had a collage in mind first.

How does your family like to explore art?




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3 comments:

Shere said...

Great pictures and lots of ideas for the kids!! the outfit of the canvas painting is sooooo cute.

Shere y Paul

Jessica Fiorillo said...

Adorable pictures... Thanks for sharing! :)

Karen Reekie said...

I love the penguin, particularly. Haven't linked up for a while, other things been going on. They're getting so big!

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