O and I have started studying an artist a month (this is another great idea from My Montessori Journey
). The first artist that we have studied is Van Gogh. We looked at Van Gogh's art on the ipad (I downloaded Van Gogh hd, which is a great, inexpensive app), read several books about Van Gogh, and then did a few activities based on one of his paintings.
This great magnetic activity using the painting, Bedroom in Arles, came from the blog, little acorns
. I printed the activity on magnetic paper, and O arranged the pieces to match the painting.
After O completed the magnetic activity, we had fun coloring a picture of Bedroom in Arles. It's so much fun to color together!
This week we'll focus on The Starry Night.