Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Art Week

We've been doing lots of art projects over the last week. It's been fun to focus on different things - art, science, lots of books, HOPEFULLY some history if we can find our (once again) lost history book. I was really hoping to catch up in history this week. Oh, well! Maybe tomorrow?

Here are some fun pictures the kids have done...

(crayons and watercolor)

By Amirah - a vase and shabbos candles on a table

By Eli - he threw in a havdalah candle and a tzedakah box for good measure

By Raizel

(We've developed a certain fondness for them since our ranch trip.)

By Amirah

By Eli

By Raizel

(What's not to like about silver paint pens and black construction paper?)

(This project definitely had the largest amount of giggling,
and is our current topic of study in zoology.
Done in oil pastels.)

By Amirah (who turned her cow into a bull)

By Eli

By Raizel

(Amirah's rocketship must have blasted off somewhere;
it's nowhere to be found...
Done in watercolor.)

By Eli - he says his rocket ship is exploding

By Raizel

We have had so much fun doing these and lots of other projects! Looking forward to a few more this week, than I've really got to make sure we do at least a couple of projects every week. It's so relaxing!


Inbal said...

WOW! You have quite some talent there!!! Love the artwork!

alpidarkomama said...

Thanks. They certainly have a good time! :)

gittel said...

I've really been enjoying your blog! Do you have any art books to recommend for a non-artistic leaning parent? I would love to do more open -ended art projects, but often get stuck - what are good supplies (other than basic markers, pencils, paint)and some interesting starting off points that my 5 and 6 year old sons would enjoy.

alpidarkomama said...

Thanks, Gittel. :)

All of the ideas on this post, and about 75% of the projects we do (or inspiration for similar projects) comes from artprojectsforkids.org. Hands down, it's the best site by an art teacher I've ever seen. :) She also lists her favorite art materials on her entry titled "My Favorite Art Supplies." I'll say more about what we do in a (BE"H) future blog entry. But for now, that's a good start! :)