In our Creation to the Greeks co-op, the kids are learning about the famous composer Antonio Vivaldi.
Our co-op purchased Homeschool In The Woods Composers lapbook. The kids will be working on the time period appropriate pieces as we go through the 5 year cycle with My Father’s World.
They listened to “Autumn” from Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, and painted a watercolor autumn landscape.
I chose the the leaf-blowing autumn landscape project from Art Projects for Kids (I love her blog!).
The project taught them about perspective, noticing that the closer items are to you, the bigger they appear.
Here are Kathy’s original directions. You can click on the link above to go directly to her post.
1. Draw a very simple landscape with a tree, hill, and multiple layers of bushes. Add leaves around the tree, and at least one big and several medium size ones.
2. Trace all the lines with a black Sharpie marker.
3. Add some lines of color with crayons: squiggles for grass, lines in bushes, veins in leaves, etc.
4. Paint all with watercolor paint. I used my favorite Dick Blick brand, especially their Turquoise Blue!
The project was a hit, everyone seemed to enjoy it!
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