Many moons ago, I was a substitute teacher.
It was a great gig during my single/newly dating (my now husband) phase of life.
I could pick and choose the jobs I would accept, and if it didn't work out, I wasn't obligated to return the next day.
An art position opened up one day, and I quickly jumped on it, even though the school was pretty far from my house...this one sounded interesting.
After showing up for what I thought was a "day" job, I later realized, the art teacher needed someone to cover for her for several months!
And the best part, I was able to create and implement my own curriculum (within certain guidelines of course).
My idea: Art Journals.
Each week, we'd study the artist, talk about one of their famous pieces of artwork, and then, in our own way, recreate our own version of the original.
Georgia O'Keeffe was one of our journal entries. I had been introduced to her artwork from a family I had nannied for and I just loved her viewpoint on taking a close up of flowers, and focusing on the details.
So, when education.com contacted me to see if I'd be interested in featuring one of their activities for kids...I was ELATED to see that Georgia O'Keeffe was their focus!
I have used activities from education.com for YEARS for my oldest son, as we explored homeschooling and educational summer activities, and I'm thrilled to be able to feature one of their activities here:
How To Paint Like Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O’Keeffe is a celebrated American artist who is considered a modern-abstract painter. She would often take walks around her house in Sante Fe, New Mexico to find inspiration for her beautiful pieces of art. When O’Keeffe found an object from nature that interested her, she would capture the part she liked most by magnifying it, and then painting just that part! Create some Georgia O’Keeffe inspired nature art with your child, and give his basic math skills a boost, too.
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Putting It To The Test
With a little help from me, both my older boys (6 & 3) REALLY ENJOYED this art activity.
This activity spoke to their creative side, but was also educational in the process.
Although my oldest son is a bit young for the multiplication aspect, it didn't slow him down from creating this beautiful masterpiece of his very own! And the 3 year old...well, his face just says it all!
Thanks, Education.com for this great idea!
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