Art Tuesday – Winter

Welcome to Art Tuesday!

Even though we’ve been enjoying very mild temperatures here in Ohio, it is still winter. Therefore, we will study the painting on page 12 of the book Can You Hear It? by William Lach today. Here are links to the pieces of art and music in case you weren’t able to purchase your book, yet.

Art

A Winter Landscape with Skaters and a Bird Trap 

Music

The Four Seasons : Winter (Allegro) by Vivaldi

 

Discussion

Today’s piece of art is perfect for playing I Spy. Can you count 20 birds? How many churches can you find? Can you find the boat? Are all the people on the ice skating? Can you find the hole in the ice? Why do you think it’s there?

What instruments do you hear? How does it fit to this painting? For some ideas, read the Sonnet Vivaldi wrote to go along with the music (Winter, No. 3) .

Get Creative

Supplies needed:

  • construction paper (manilla, various browns and white)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • white paint
  • glitter
  • snowflake stickers
  • paintbrush
  • pencils

1. Cut out squares, rectangles and triangles from brown construction paper to make houses.

2. Cut out pond from white paper.

3. Glue the pond and houses on the manilla colored paper.

4. Paint the roofs white and sprinkle with glitter. The paint acts as glue so make sure you sprinkle the glitter on before the paint dries.

5. Stick on snowflakes.

6. Color skaters on ice, if desired. We did not do this.

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Art Tuesday lesson. Come back for a new project next week! Oh, and please invite your friends.

 

(Note – The links in this post are my referral links.)

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