Family Fun Saturday at NC Museum of Art

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Friday Dec 23, 2011 Under Art Museums, Claire, Homeschool, Kid's Corner

I am a little behind on my blog so I hope to catch up on a few things over the Christmas Break. I am actually not traveling for an entire month. I think it is my longest time at home all year. WHEW! I needed a break. Off topic, I learned the other day in Claire’s language arts lesson that words like whew, boom, zing, oink,  and pop are called onomatopoeia words. That was a new word for me. I don’t think they had that word when I was in school.

Well back on track,  Claire is my artist and  has been wanting to go to  the Family Fun Saturday at the art museum. Since we are actually in town, I thought it was a great opportunity. We ordered tickets online for only $3 per person for members. The topic was The Shape of Things. We first went to the gallery and  talked about several different pieces of art. She did a great job talking on the kids level. We then went to the studio were she went over some art vocabulary like geometric, opaque, translucent, etc. After our brief lessons and instructions we started our projects. We chose a picture of a famous piece of art and we made our own interpretation of the art using shapes. Claire had a great time! I highly recommend the class and hope it does not become so poplar that I can’t get in when we are in town.

If I don’t get to post again before Sunday! I hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


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