Since September, we have had friends join us on Fridays for an afternoon art class. We usually talk an little about a particular artist, then do an art project using similar techniques.
First week was Mondrian, when we studied line and primary colors.
We did a Picasso lesson about portraits, "Fractured Friends."
We discussed Michaelangelo and learned how to paint a fresco. We made our own egg tempera paint with ground chalk and egg yolk, and painted like Giotto.
We made fruit and veggie portraits a la Arcimboldo.
We made Christmas ornaments with recycled newspaper pulp and cookie cutters.
This week we made gingerbread houses at our annual "Graham Cracker Spectacular."