Sunday, January 29, 2012

Using Color in Art

We looked a little deeper in how artists see color in art with our art curriculum, Artistic Pursuits Book 1.

Using Color in Art - Coco (8)

Using Color in Art - Dreamer (7)


Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Ancient Greek Olympics

Sonlight Week 22 and SOTW Chapter 20 and 22

We focused on the Olympics this week.  We watched some videos on the various sporting activities that were performed in Ancient Greece to give the girls a frame for what each activity entailed.  Using some printables from Homeschool Share, we notebooked the events.


We used a lapbooking component for our notebooking activity this week. See link below.  I used Google Images for pictures of Ancient Greek Olympics


Honey and Sesame Fritters

1 c flour
1 c water

2 spoons honey

Oil for frying

1 spoon baked sesame seeds

Mix the flour, the water and one spoon of honey and make a dough. Heat 2 spoons oil in a frying pan and pour ¼ of the mixture. When it thickens turn it upside down 2 -3 times to fry it in both sides. Prepare 3 more fritters following the given instructions. Serve them hot, pour over the rest of the honey and dredge sesame seeds over them.

Extras!  Extras!

Olympic lapbook component


Monday, January 23, 2012

Silhouette Art

The Etruscan people always painted faces from the side.  For our art lesson, we shined a lamp toward a wall and traced the outline of the girls' faces.  The closer you get to the wall, the more distinct the shadow will be.  Then the girls used oil pastels to fill in their faces.  Since it was close to Christmas when we did these, the girls are looking at ornaments and Christmas-y things.

Coco's (8) Silhouette Art

Dreamer's (7) Silhouette Art


Friday, January 20, 2012

Glassblowing and Phoenicians

Sonlight Week 21 and SOTW Chapter 17

We didn't add anything to week 20 of Sonlight Core B, so I skipped it here.  This week for the Phoenicians, we did a bit more, especially notebooking, so I'll highlight it here.   I just haven't been motivated to get into activities lately.  Winter blues maybe?  I wanted to get to some dying pasta with purple onion skins since the coast-dwelling Phoenicians had access to the snails that dyed the rich people's clothes, but never got to it.  Oh well, maybe next time we come through the girls will want to do it themselves and I don't have to do it?  ;)


Phoenician Glassblowing coloring and notebooking page; see links below.  I made the Phoenician glassblowing page

Drawing of Phoenician ship and whale

Extras! Extras!

Odyssey Online Greece (SO fun!)

Phoenicians Glassblowing notebook page


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Greek Feasting and Cool Greek Art Notebooking

Sonlight Week 19 and SOTW Chapter 19

Just catching up!  Even though I'm posting this in January, we actually did this things in December before Christmas.  We always lighten up about a month before Christmas, as we're all ready for that nice 2-week long break!  Not much going on here, but I'd like to update everything.  :)


We got this Greek Art notebook page from The Notebooking Fairy; see link below


We had a Greek feast with goat cheese, feta cheese, extra-virgin olive oil for dipping some yummy chewy bread, and don't forget some artichokes and olives!

Extras! Extras!

Greek Art notebook page