Saturday, 3 December 2011

Sculpting blind

We've finally come to the end of our time looking at Georgia O'Keeffe.
Towards the end of her life O'Keeffe's sight began to fail her and she turned more to sculpting.
To emphasise this point the boys attempted to make some models blindfold.
Neither much liked the experience of not being able to see what they were doing. Lamb lasted only a few minutes before he could stand it no longer, though Moo actually asked to be blindfold again later in the day to play with the blindfold :-)

They both got the point though, and found it much harder when they couldn't see what they were doing.
More than any of the art they have done thus far this little exercise has really ingrained the name 'Georgia O'Keeffe' into their minds.

There is a lovely free 'festivals of light' printable available on this winter's edition of 'Rhythm of the Home',
intended for use to make a little booklet. The kids used this to get in some good pencil control practise and scissor skills practise, which both of them need to work on, while we talked about the Winter Solstice and the various celebrations at this time of year.
Instead of making little booklets, the kids made some banners to hang on the wall using reflective baking foil
- which included a little bit of scientific discussion on why some things are shiny :-)

Now they are both desperate to start getting the Christmas decorations put up!

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