Art just doesn’t seem to be getting done during the school week so I’m thinking about making art a subject that we do on the weekend or during the holidays.
The idea certainly fits my beliefs about art. To me art isn’t an ‘academic’ subject. It’s a pleasurable hobby, like crochet or knitting, that should happen once our real work is completed. Yes, there are a minority who make their career out of it but that’s a terrible reason for forcing everyone to study it.
(Of course, art appreciation is a different matter. To be culturally literate you should know something about the major artists and artworks.)
We do enjoy creating things though. Brayden particularly. But art isn’t going to be the boys’ main direction in life. Hence all my thinking about moving art out of our school hours, and into our leisure hours.
We did two art projects this Sunday afternoon. I found a few 3D sculpturey things to do.
First we made this 3D woven pillow. Super easy.
However something went a tad wrong and we didn’t end up with the proper woven look. Oh well. Maybe we’ll try it again another time.
To us it’s still pretty cool. I love the 3D effect these produced.
Our second project was a 3D paper cube. These were very fast to make.
Then, jointly using our cubes, we enjoyed photographing several different cube sculptures. Ideally we should have made more, but, like I said, art isn’t our draw card.
We enjoy dabbling but there’s many more things we’d rather be doing. 🙂
How do you handle art?