Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mondrian at KidCulture

I wrote up my Mondrian art lesson for the preschoolers over at KidCulture. I've got some great pics of the class working on their art, including the Picasso portraits, but must do some photo editing before I post them. I don't think it's appropriate to post pics of kids that aren't my own (I'll blur their faces in photoshop). Art class is going well - it takes a lot of time but I really do enjoy it!
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Mondrian's Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow, 1930

My friend and KidCulture author Becca just told me she's been invited to join a Fine Arts Class with 8 other mothers from her ward. They rotate having the children in their homes and preparing an arts lesson for them (I assume it includes music, literature, etc). Doesn't that sound lovely?

I was recently on a blog where the author-mother wrote that she decided to put away her passions like sewing projects and other creations in an attempt to spend more time with her children - teaching, helping them practice instruments, etc. I thought to myself how happy I am that my passion for art can be translated into projects, museum visits and time with my kids quite easily!

1 comment:

Lempskies said...

Does defining "liability" to explain why kids can't climb outside of the play equipment at McDonalds count as combining my education w/ child rearing?
How about letting them pretend to drive the car while I read my continuing education materials in the backseat?

It is tough to stay balanced as a mother & I admire that other blogger's wisdom to prioritize. It is lucky that you can combine your interests with parenting & help your girls develop in an area you are passionate about.