In our home, we strive to find time to fit in everything we want to learn about. There are the things the children are interested in — they all have different interests. There are the extras that drew me to the Charlotte Mason philosophy – nature, art, composer and hymn studies to name a few. Then of course there are the necessary things — reading, writing and arithmetic. Planning it all and finding time to do it all — and have fun doing it – whew! I’m tired!
I’ve shared before about Classical Composers Monthly. It has made it so easy to include those composer studies regularly. When you subscribe, you receive an e-mail each month for a new composer. You can also choose your own from the collection. There are three collections featuring composers. The third one also has artists as well.
Now, there is also a collection solely for great works of art. Fine Art Pages is a collection of pages featuring a famous work of art. Below the image is the “need to know” information. The who, what, when and where. There is also an interesting fact about the art or the artist. There is not a lot of information, but that is the beauty of this. After seeing the image and the little bit of information — you and your children will want to know more. If your time and interest allows, you can then dig deeper. For us, it has been a great way to learn and practice researching skills. No time? The included information is enough.
The sample available is of “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh. This happens to be my very favorite works of art. I love the bold colors and the movement within the painting. If I ever make it to New York, you know I’ll be thrilled to see this painting with my own eyes!
The other works of art are by Leonardo da Vinci, Seurat, Munch, Picasso, Caravaggio, Cezanne, Hokusai, Magritte, Rousseau, Kandinsky, Velazquez, Vermeer, Klimt, Brueghel, Turner, Renoir, Monet, Rembrandt, Van Eyck, Pollock, Manet, Degas, Gauguin, and Millais. This spans a wide time period and many styles. There is also a page on the Classical Composers Monthly site featuring Monet. This page is most like the composer’s pages.
How do you use this? Really, any way you wish. We have printed our chosen work and have it hanging in the same area as our calendar, etc. — someplace it is seen frequently. I read aloud all the information when we first put it up. If any of the children asks or expresses interest in knowing or doing more, we’ll take it from there. You can coordinate the art displayed with your history studies or choose by styles with art techniques you are learning.
So now that you know how awesome I think this resource is, you probably want the details to pick it up for yourself. Any of the collections can be purchased for $14.95 — and you have it forever. Through July 14th they are all on sale for only $9.95. The best deal? Win the Fine Art Pages collection I am giving away! Enter through the widget below. Do it now though, this is a short giveaway period. I’ll be closing it Sunday night the 14th.
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I received a copy of the Fine Art Pages for the purpose of review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.