Posts tagged ‘importance of the arts’


Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—Lullabies

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Have you entered the giveaway from Baby Steals? If not click here. Music is used in my home many times a day to help lift moods, to initiate laughter, to wake up but most of all to calm. Lullabies play an important part in our home life and I honestly can say our lives would be […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—Project from Great American Artists for Kids

Thursday, November 27th, 2008 in Crafts, Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

I promised I would post our first project we completed from the book Great American Artsits for Kids by MaryAnn Kohl and Kim Solga so here it is! We chose an artist from the seciont Early American Art named Mary Cassat who loved to paint pictures of mothers with their children. The girls enjoyed listening […]

Thursday: Importance of the Arts—Bread and Butter

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

For the giveaway click here. Yes Bread and Butter can be an art form, cooking is the biggest art form in our home. I bought this beautiful cookbook called The River Cottage Family Cookbook and it has quickly become my new favorite cookbook. The pictures are beautiful, recipes are written with love and it explains […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts–Art and Poetry Contest for Ages 12 and Under

Thursday, October 9th, 2008 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

The giveaway is a few posts down, have you entered yet? I love when I come across such fun things. While visiting one of my favorite blogs Mom Most Traveled I saw one of her posts talking about an Art and Poetry Contest for ages 12 and under. I thought this is my cup of […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—Art Group #2

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

The giveaway is a few posts down.  We finished up the art project from the sheet we sprayed with tempura paint filled bottles, from last month’s Art Group. My original idea was to do “stuffed art” but after cutting and sewing the pieces from the sheet they were a little to large to stuff. So […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—Beethoven

Thursday, September 18th, 2008 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Click here for the giveaway. Today was the first day I started to teach the girls about Beethoven. They both love listening to his music and loved hearing little facts and stories about him. I have listed some information on him below. I of course did not read them all of this and reworded some things […]

Thursday: Importance of the Arts—Art Group #1

Thursday, September 11th, 2008 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Click here for the giveaway. Art Group Activity #1 I planned on reading this to the kids before we began painting but I returned it to the library by accident so lets pretend I did “A frustrated grade school artist, Vashti sits slumped over her blank piece of paper at the end of art class. […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—Paper Mobile and Calder

Thursday, August 21st, 2008 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Click here for the giveaway.  For our second art lesson we learned about Alexander Calder, sometimes the artist known for his “mobiles” along with many other things. I explained to Abby that Calder thought of a new way to sculpt, by bending and twisted wire to “draw” his figures in space. Of course bending, twisting […]

ARCHIVES Thursday: Importance of the Arts—Visiting Your Local University’s Museums

Thursday, August 7th, 2008 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

The giveaway is a few posts down.   One of my local university’s museums is the Life & Science Bean Museum. I am sure this is a very incorrect description, but it is a museum full of stuffed dead animals or dried insects Here is a link for a more accurate description… http://mlbean.byu.edu/home/ and their […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—Pollock and Marbles

Thursday, July 31st, 2008 in Crafts, Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Today was Abby’s first real “art lesson” involving the painting Number 31 by Jackson Pollock and the marble art lesson from Scribble Art by MaryAnn Kohl. I let Abby pick out the colors of paint at the craft store along with a bag of inexpensive marbles, two different sizes. We lined a old yucky cookie sheet […]