Our recent art lessons have been focused where art can be found. First we studied cave art and Olivia tried her hand at it.
|On this cave wall, we have identified a seagull, a duck, and a person. We are still working on identifying the other figures. :)|
A couple days later, when it was completely dry, it did prove to be impossible to get out of the bowl without breaking apart the clay. "Okay, how am I going to approach this with Olivia? Do I just make it disappear? Do I just try to explain that I messed up and see if she wants to do it again?" The answer came to me when I was looking at our art project for this week. We are learning about Minoan Fresco Paintings. They were paintings found on palace walls and floors. The lesson says that most of this art was found in fragments and restorers have put them back together like a puzzle. The light went on in my head! So we chipped her scratched clay pot out of the cereal bowl. We talked about archeologist that dig up the pottery fragments (along with other things) and we also talked about how the restorers would attempt to put the pieces back together. :) When things don't go the way you plan, just look for a different approach or a way to turn it into a learning opportunity.
|The remains of her scratched bowl. It has a border and then a flower.|
|Her Fresco piece using the black outlines, a border pattern, and the somewhat typical colors of blue, black, rust and brown.|