Friday, December 18, 2015

Art History month #3: Jackson Pollock

Welcome back to month 3 of our Art History Series.  This month we dove into Jackson Pollock.  Neither one of us are very fond of his artwork, but other people seem to like it.

Week 1 we read:

Jackson Pollock
by Joanne Mattern

Our first project was to take paint bottles and squirt them onto a large sheet of paper.

Make sure they fill the paper up!!  After that, add some nails or other items to it as Jackson Pollock was known for that!

Ours even has some soap shavings on it!!

Week #2 we read:

Jackson Pollock
by Leonie Bennett

You need a shoe box, rubber bands, and paint!

Finished project:

Week #3 we read

Action Jackson
by Jan Greenberg

Our project was to use a shoe box and several marbles coated in various colors of paints.

Week #4 we read

(forgot picture!)

Jackson Pollock
by Mike Venzia

I had him use a string and and put several different colors of paint on it and put it all over his paper.

Stay tuned for next month when we study Claude Monet!


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Mystery of History Volume 3 Lessons 73-75

Lesson 73  The Scottish Covenanters

Wearing our Red Oak Leaf!

Lesson 74   K’ang-hsi the Manchu and the Ch’ing Dynasty

You wouldn't want to be in the Forbidden City! 
 by Jacqueline Morley ; 

Lesson 75   Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton and gravity 
by Yoming S. Lin.

We also did the activity in the book on his 1st law of motion.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Mystery of History Volume 3 Lessons 70-72

Lesson 70  George Fox and the Quakers

Rachel and Obadiah
by Brinton Turkle

Lesson 71  Blaise Pascal

Charcoal shape drawing!

Lesson 72  Louis XIV: The Sun King

The King's Day:  Louis XIV of France
by Aliki

Project out of book:


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mystery of History Volume 3 Lessons 67-69

Lesson 67 John Amos Comenius

We looked at the Orbis Pictus on-line HERE

Lesson 68  The English Civil Wars

Lesson 69  Robert Boyle: The First Modern Chemist

For this lesson, we did an experiment on acid and alkali.

First, we put water in a jar and dropped a couple of raisins in it.  They of course sunk!

Then, we put vinegar in a jar and added some raisins.

we then put baking soda in it and watched.

The raisins started to rise off the bottom of the jar when there were enough air bubbles surrounding them.  They float to the top, the bubbles release the carbon dioxide, and then they sink to the bottom of the jar again.