Picture study is an enriching addition to your homeschool.
Charlotte Mason best gives instruction to this art:
“Linger with the same artist for several weeks until the children become familiar with his style. By studying just three artists per year, your students will easily enjoy “a couple of hundred pictures by great masters hanging permanently in the halls of [their] imagination” (A Philosophy of Education, Mason)
This is a simple printout of some famous works by John William Waterhouse. The history of this artist can be researched independently (not included). The art is pictured, gives the year completed and where it is currently located. There is a blank space for writing words and thoughts as you let your children linger in its imagery.
Suggestions: observe one piece per week with a famous composer’s music playing in the background. They can observe for as long as the music is playing. When the music is off you ask what they saw in the photo: what color did you see the most of? What emotion do you think was portrayed? What details did you notice first? etc. Encourage them that there is no wrong answer as with art interpretations vary person to person.
Print the piece alone and post it around the house for them to see regularly and on demand.
Subject: Art/Picture Study
Page Count: 18 (8 observation sheets and 8 full pages copies of the art)