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Art Week for Spring Break

Monday morning the paints came out. Everyone was still in their pajamas, but creativity was on the rise just thinking about an entire day with nowhere to be and nothing scheduled to do!

One six-foot collage later I knew exactly what our theme for the week would be: Art!

Tuesday was a trip to the arts and crafts store for a few additional supplies: more brushes, water color paper, palates, and canvases. The day also included a trip to the library to procure a litany of books on the subject of art. Although the two trips took a considerable portion of the day, we still ended the day with new art on display.



First, we poured over the lovely pages of the children's art book that sample art throughout history. My daughter was particularly fond of the Matisse style paintings. I renewed my love for Degas. My son found his inner cartoonist.


Our goal is to end the week with a more permanent work - one on canvas - that will be displayed in our home for years to come! I will report back.


For now, I wanted to share our theme in case you are looking for some creative outlet with your children. Supplies can be much simpler for younger children (and cost less, of course), but I have to tell you that splurging on a set of quality bushes and working toward painting on canvas is a wonderful experience for our kids. I can even image spending a weekend afternoon painting side by side with one of my kids, capturing the world outside our window.

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