Artist Study- Diego Velazquez
For our second term artist, we studied Diego Velazquez. The first thing I did was request books from the library. Here are the ones we got.
This was my preferred book. One page was the picture and the other page had information. I used the information to help guide us as needed. It did not have two of the pictures we needed but it had enough to be valuable.
For our lessons, I printed out the pictures from online. The problem was that the pictures tended to come out darker than I would have liked. I took the picture we were working on and wrote a few things from the Art for Children book that I wanted to focus on. Next we spent one minute looking at the picture but not commenting on it. I told him to take a picture in his mind and hold onto to it. Then I turned the picture away from him and he told me what he remembered. I dated it and wrote what he told me. Then we turned it over and he looked for what he remembered. That was the end of the lesson. I waited a few days then we did another lesson on the same picture. First we talked about what he observed the first time he saw the picture. Then we looked at the picture for thirty seconds, turned it over, and he told what he observed this time. I dated and wrote it on the back of the picture. Then turned it over and discussed what he saw the second time. If he struggled, then I would use something I wrote down already and we looked for it. So far, I like this method the best.
This will take you to the Artists Schedule on Ambleside Online. It lists the different works for each artist.
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