Picture Study Art Questions
Easy Homeschool Art Lessons! No curriculum needed!
Purchase these art cards from Memoria Press. They have Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade card packs.
Choose one piece per week and hang it somewhere the kids can look at it all week. I cut a plastic sheet protector in half, keeping the bottom half with the pocket, and put a magnet on the back. Then I hang it on our magnetic whiteboard.
Twice per week (or as often you want to do art study) introduce the piece (title, artist and date painted - it's on the back of each card). Choose a few of the questions from the list to the left!
Once per week (usually Fridays - after all the other work is done and we're caught up for the week!) we do art time. We usually just try to recreate the painting. If it's Matisse, maybe we cut shapes from construction paper and make a collage. If it's Picasso, maybe we cut body parts (noses, ears, arms, shoes) from old magazines and try to create a collage person. It it's Vincent van Gogh, maybe we paint Starry Night over Rhone with pastels on black paper. If it's a sculpture (Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Memorial, The Thinker) then maybe we work with clay. And for A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, we paint with acrylics and Q-tips to demonstrate pointillism.
That's it! Easy peasy. We've been doing this system the last two years and it makes Art Study really simple. Have fun!