The plan to keep the kids occupied this Summer and to keep their momma sane is working so far. Here are some pics and some info from our second week. This week's theme was "FINE ARTS." With the big event being a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (a whopping 1 mile from our house.) But, who says you have to go far to have fun and to learn a lot?
This week's agenda: Art. Drawing. Artists. Inspiration. Create. And, Spanish words. Yes, we like Spanish. So, we're learning some new words.
We looked at masterpieces and we worked on our own inspired by our favorites.
Here are our pieces inspired by Van Gogh. left to right from the top and clockwise: Bakri, age 7. Maddux, age 5. Leeland, age 21 months. Trinity, age 3.
We ended up spending about 5 hours at the Museum. It was a wonderful day.
We needed another trip to the spray park to cool off...
We are so silly!
And, for our final project of Fine Arts week, we went to Michael's. We bought a canvas and some paint and new brushes. My oldest son said to the others "We have to all agree on this." "We are painting a "Starry Night"" I guess they all agreed, because we painted a painting for their dad's father's day gift inspired by "A Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh. Here are some pictures of that process: