Category Archives: Art and creativity

Art and colour

Art in our house has become both prolific and spasmodic.  Prolific in that the children, especially Edward, independently produce multiple drawings per day, Isaac is going through a papercraft phase (daily making paper creations of his own design) and we … Continue reading

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Picture Study – How we do it…Monet

I love art but have never learned much about it, much to my disappointment.  However, Edward loves drawing and painting and really enjoys art and I like the Charlotte Mason idea of picture study so I’ve decided to make it … Continue reading

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Our Week

This week has been dominated by our first little girl turning 2.  We had the teddy bears’ picnic party on Thursday and Gran came from Wednesday to Friday to join in the celebrations.  It was also half-term week in ‘school … Continue reading

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More Art Please!

One of my resolutions this year is to do more art – practice and appreciation. Today I was reminded of this when we started some art and Edward said excitedly “I love art!”  I’ve found a wonderful art book that … Continue reading

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Box zebra

We had a lovely day today.  This morning we all went for a walk at Anglesey Abbey to see hundreds of snowdrops.  It was a beautiful day, one of those days that feel like the beginnings of spring. At Arts … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts group

Edward is prolific in his drawing at the moment, producing several per day, usually of trains and tracks, cars, monster trucks or other vehicles (he made me a lovely picture for Christmas of unicycles!).  Isaac is also finding his feet … Continue reading

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Appreciating Art

Art appreciation is one part of Charlotte Mason’s idea of ‘spreading the feast’ before children, exposing them to great thinkers, writers and in this case, artists.  Her method of picture study is gentle and inviting: showing the child a picture, mentioning the … Continue reading

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