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Friday, September 6, 2013

Art and Music

Our art and music lessons are very informal, but I want to expose my boys to different art and music and to the beautiful and wonderful world of music and art.

The basic lesson plan format is:
  1. Sing a song
  2. Short music lesson
  3. Listen and dance
  4. Short art lesson
  5. Art activity
I am not necessarily an artist or a musician, but I love creativity and I love exploring creativity. I'm excited to learn and explore with my boys.
This week this is what we did--We began by singing two requested songs: The Itsy Bitsy Spider and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Next, I read two books with the boys (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle and The Big Red Ball and the Little White Kitten--Scholastic) to work on color identification. We watched Baby Einstein's Colors and had to dance whenever we were wearing the color being presented in the video.  Then we made rainbow cookies. (http://www.soudersstudios.com/recipes/rainbow-pinwheel-cookies.php) The cookies were kind of a last minute whim but a tasty one!)

Here are some of the concepts we want to learn about:
  • Different mediums (watercolor, oil painting, sculpting, paper folding, etc.)
  • Artists
  • Shapes
  • Colors
  • Textures
  • Patterns
  • Art projects according to holidays or seasons (Ie. Halloween art and crafts in October)

  • Musical Instruments
  • Different styles of music
  • Beats and rhythms
  • Favorite songs

Wee Sing (the library has these books and CD's available for check-out)
Baby Einstein (videos)
White Horses (Sam did a wonderful class last year with a neighbor called Sound Beginnings. You can check it out here: http://www.letsplaymusicsite.com/)
Discovery Gateway offers art classes with membership
Little Einsteins (videos)
Young At Art--Susan Striker (book)

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