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Welcome to 2017 and another year of art sharing on the Virtual Refrigerator! Thank you for joining me and my co-hosts for our weekly art link-up. We all cordially invite you to add your link sharing artwork that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges too! As of today the Virtual Fridge will be moving to Wednesdays and I hope you'll continue to join us!
Since Kennady isn't doing an art curriculum this year, often we don't have new artwork to share on the Virtual Fridge that's kind of built right in to what we're doing in our homeschool. Even though she's in high school, it's still fun to do hands-on things, especially art, but I haven't taken much time to figure out what kinds of things we can do. So when my blogging friends Annette (at A Net In Time) and Amanda (at Hopkins Homeschool) decided to do another round of Blogging Through the Alphabet, I figured it might be just the motivation I needed. My hope is that it will provide a bit of creative spark in our homeschool, new material for the Fridge on occasion, and a theme for me to focus on as I participate in Blogging Through the Alphabet.
Kennady is studying world history, and of course one of the important ancient civilizations we're looking at is Greece. When I think of ancient Greece, I picture the Acropolis in Athens. The Acropolis is actually a large complex of buildings, including several temples and a theater, which overlooks the city of Athens. The Parthenon is the building most of us imagine when we're referring to the Acropolis. It's a temple to Athena that was constructed on the orders of the general Pericles after he defeated the Persians. It's a beautiful example of the Greek architectural style that emphasized symmetry and balance, and has been an influence on architecture design in all the centuries since.
One of the most striking features of the Parthenon is the series of columns all the way around the outside of the building. Greek architects used three main types of columns in their buildings, all of which are still used today on buildings all over the world.
I'd originally asked Kennady to sketch the Parthenon, but we weren't home all day yesterday, and this morning she wasn't feeling well. However, we did take a look at the Everyday Easels lesson from SchoolhouseTeachers.com about the Acropolis, and discussed the symmetry of the buildings and the artistry of the columns in particular. We also looked back at the drawings and sculptures Kennady (and Landon) did a few years ago. They sketched the three main types of Greek columns, and also made clay sculptures of them.
|Greek columns by KAT and by LJT|
|Greek columns by KAT|
You can take advantage of all the Everyday Easels lessons (and lots of other art lessons as well!) on SchoolhouseTeachers.com too. We've found tons of interesting lessons and artist studies, and I plan on making use of many of them in future ABC art posts!
We also made Greek-Inspired Emoticons for the Virtual Fridge in 2014.
Now it's your turn! Join us by sharing your art posts here on the Virtual Fridge!
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This post is linked at Blogging Through the Alphabet hosted by A Net In Time and Hopkins Homeschool. Join in to see what others are sharing related to this week's letter!
This post is also part of The Homeschool Nook Link-up Party hosted by Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling and Busy Boys Brigade.
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