Showing posts from March, 2015

Art Journaling

My oldest daughter has recently become interested in art. We have done numerous activities together, such as painting canvases and pottery. I decided, I wanted to involve it in her school work more as well, since she has taken a liking to it. I have recently tried to figure out ways to try to incorporate different subjects with art. Sometimes we are learning about an artist, but learning about that artist and the time of history he lived in makes us learn about history, too.
We took the time to learn about the artist named Kadinsky. He was an artist born in Moscow. What was so interesting to know is that his art work, during World War II, was labeled as Degenerate Art. We didn't know the meaning of this. So of course, we had to look it up. This was a lot of modern art during that time, that Hitler and Nazi's banned and didn't allow because it was "un-German". Kadinsky used a lot of geometric shapes in his paintings. So my daughter did quite a few drawings hers…