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"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales
painting by Katie Bergenholtz

Curriculum: Fine Arts

Highhill Education has started a new Lesson-Planning Linkup and this week's topic is Music Curriculum and next week's is Art Curriculum. I decided to combine the two and post our Fine Arts plans. I often use the plans laid out at Ambleside Online as they are great plans already laid out for you. I add in some art technique and music theory and we have a plan. This year I may be adding in Drama (since that is what my BA degree is in.)

Art Technique

CP-complete-bundle


Art Activity with our study of Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo2011

Picture Study and Composer Study

Making our Own Paints with a lesson on Raphael Sanzio,  
Music Theory lesson, December 2008

Music Theory

music lapbook
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I plan to make and use this music theory lapbook with the boys.

Drama


We might join a co-op, and if we do, I will be teaching a theater class, with perhaps a Christmas production.

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Next post will be about our Handicrafts Curriculum.

Highhill Education's Lesson Planning Link-Up Schedule
July 11 - Writing
July 18 - Math
July 25 - Science
August 1 - History
August 8 - Music
August 15 - Art
August 22 - Handicrafts
August 29 - Geography
September 5 - Foreign Language
September 12 - Reading
September 19 - Organizing your Classroom/Schedule

7 comments:

  1. I have always said that I would love for Keilee to homeschool with you. You have the best lesson plans. You put so much work into your days. I used to spend so much time perusing the internet for things for Keilee but I don't do that so much anymore. It makes me sad. Great plans Phyllis!!!

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  2. I am always amazed with the quality of your work!

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  3. I need to look and see what types of artwork would be coming up historically for the Ancients, I have a general idea, but I wanted to start adding that in for the coming year.

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    1. As per your request, the links to our Ancient Art posts...
      Cave Art: http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/first-artists.html
      Sumerian Headpiece: http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/art-from-sumer.html
      Jericho inspired Clay Pottery: http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/first-farmers-first-towns.html
      Assyrian Bas Relief: http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/bas-relief-art-tutorial.html
      Greek Amphoras: http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/greek-amphora-cut-outs-art-project.html
      Etruscan Portraits: http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/etruscan-italy-art.html
      Chinese Sumi-e Painting: http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/sumi-e-painting.html
      Roman Coins: http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/roman-coins-art-math-and-history-all-in.html

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  4. Your list of paintings got me thinking of that, just so you don't think the comment is completely out of the blue.

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    1. I got the connection immediately. We did our art selections along with our history the last time around. We did cave paintings, a Sumerian headpiece, Jericho inspired clay pottery, Egyptian wall paintings, Assyrian Bas-Relief,Greek Amphoras, Etruscan Portraits, Sumi-e Painting, Roman Coins....that is all I can remember. If you need links to any of these, let me know.

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  5. Awesome! We use the same base study also. Great minds think alike.

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