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Moooooo-dy Cows

Here’s another art project we did with guidance from Art Projects for Kids. Mine is top, Rafe’s underneath. When we showed them to the rest of the family, my husband commented that they looked slightly sad. Gman, always keen to get a pun in, said that they were probably just mooooo-dy cows 🙂

rectangle cow - v

rectangle cow - r

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O is for Owl, Ostrich, Octopus and Oystercatcher

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment: draw something that starts with the letter “O”.

Rafe has drawn a variety of whimsical animals:

beginning with O - R

I think the ostrich is my favourite.

I went with an oystercatcher:

beginning with O - V

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Miaow

I have been MIA for a while, huh? Nevermind, here’s some cats!

We followed the instructions from Art Projects for Kids to make cats in the style of Brazilian artist Romero Britto. We all followed the same instructions and I love how we still ended up with three very different cats.

Here’s my scary cat:

britto cat - viv

Rafe’s worried cat:

britto cat - rafe

And Mark’s cute cat:

britto cat - mark

If you fancy having a go at making your own Britto-style cats the instructions are here.

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Adventure!

This week’s Sketch Tuesday theme was “adventure“. Rafe drew this rather marvellous picture of a compass:

adventure - r

For mama, no adventure is complete without a picnic:

adventure - v

What would illustrate adventure for you?

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Hiding

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to draw something that hides. Rafe will use any excuse he can to draw something cute, hence this bunny:

hiding - r

Me – not so much! I drew a Pill Woodlouse which, according to my Collins Complete British Wildlife is “easily recognised by its ability to roll into a ball when disturbed”. This is exactly how I feel some days 😉

hiding - v

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Something that grows

This week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment was to draw something that grows. Rafe quickly figured out that this meant any living creature and chose to draw two of the cutest:

grows - r

I plumped on a drawing of my favourite vegetable, the much maligned beta vulgaris var. crassa – or beetroot as it is more usually known 🙂

grows - v

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Bouncing Back to (Not) School

It’s back to school for school kids and not back to school for home educated ones. What better way to bounce back into learning than with Sketch Tuesday? The first assignment of the new school year was to “sketch something that bounces“. Cue an education in 1970s TV programmes, and a drawing of Zebedee from the Magic Roundabout.

Here’s mine:

bounce - v

And here’s Rafe’s (if he is going to keep writing his real name on his drawings, it seems a bit pointless to carry on with the Waif pseudonym!!)

bounce - r

Don’t worry, we have also covered geography, with a game of City Country World 🙂 which, needless to say, Rafe won!

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And this afternoon it’s down to the local swimming pool! Who needs school?

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Modigliani Style Portraits

Here’s another of our Kids Art Week assignments. Portraits in the style of Modigliani (instructions here)

I did a self portait:

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Even my husband had a go at this assignment. Here's his portrait of an unknown person:

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But surpassing both of our efforts, is Rafe's slightly terrifying but eerily spot on portrait of Eminem. Check out those eyes!!

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Kids Art Week Lesson Two: Night Skies

Today we did the second lesson of Kids Art Week, which was to make these fun night sky paintings, using crayons as a wax resist.

I think there was a hurricane going on in Waif’s night sky:

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Mine is a bit more dreamy:

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We haven’t been doing as much art lately, and I think taking part in this workshop has made us both realise how much we have missed it. Here’s to including more art in our home education schedule!

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Kids Art Week Lesson One: Picasso Dogs

A few weeks back, I mentioned that we had signed up for Carla Sonheim’s free Kids Art Week class. Yesterday, we did the first lesson: Picasso Dogs. We had such fun with this that Waif (10) and I made two “dogs” each 🙂

Here are Waif’s two creatures:

picasso dog #1 Rafe1

picasso dog #2 Rafe

And here are mine:

picasso dog #2 Viv

picasso dog #1 Viv

We can’t wait for the next lesson!

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