A Charlotte Mason Picture Study Resource

Here is Part 2 of the Australian Artist Picture Study featuring the work of Tom Roberts. I've concentrated mostly on his portraits this time. For a short biography of his life see Part 1. Download the PDF for Part 2 here. I hope you find this helpful and if you find any errors or have … Continue reading A Charlotte Mason Picture Study Resource

Free Picture Study Resource: Tom Roberts – Part 1

Australian artists tend to be neglected, partly because there isn't anywhere near as much information about them compared to artists from other parts of the world. I put this guide together for those who would like to explore some great works by an Australian artist who made an important contribution to the art world. Tom … Continue reading Free Picture Study Resource: Tom Roberts – Part 1

On Being an Initiator

The other month I wrote about bringing our children into ‘a large room’ where the doors are open to a wide and generous curriculum. In School Education, Pg 170, Charlotte Mason points out that we have a responsibility to our children to ‘...initiate an immense number of interests.’The idea of being an initiator was sparked … Continue reading On Being an Initiator

Picture Books for Art & Book Lovers

These are some of our favourite picture books because they are either beautiful and/or unique. I only realised as I was putting this post together that three of these books have some connection with France. Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson - Illustrated by Christine Davenier; edited by Susan Snively     Emily Dickinson is a … Continue reading Picture Books for Art & Book Lovers

Art Appreciation & Picture Study

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a series of art appreciation books written by Richard Muhlberger that we've used for upper primary and the highschool years. Sometimes I've read portions aloud to everyone or they've read them individually. Each book is about 50 pages in length and explores how a particular artist differs from another … Continue reading Art Appreciation & Picture Study

Picture Study: Inspired by Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall was one of the artists featured in a set of Montessori artist cards I used with my children when they were little but it wasn't until earlier this year when I was reading Island of the World by Michael O'Brien that I became interested in learning more about him and his art.  The … Continue reading Picture Study: Inspired by Marc Chagall

Free Bits & Pieces: Art & Craft, Latin, Books

Latin The Bible in Latin, (the Vulgate or 'common translation') The New Testament in Latin (and Greek) - audio. A PDF of the book below, A Junior Latin Reader by Sanford and Scott can be found here. Latin dictionary and Grammar aid. A History of the Latin language. I found this website very helpful generally … Continue reading Free Bits & Pieces: Art & Craft, Latin, Books