Sketch Tuesday – Insect

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Once again we have a fantastic slideshow from the Sketch Tuesday participants. There are several new sketchers joining us and I wanted to let them know how much I appreciate seeing all their hard work. I hope you enjoy the slideshow as much as I have!

Current assignment: Sketch an insect.

Due Date: Monday, September 25, 2017

Here is this week’s slideshow: Sketch something in the Big City.

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Note: You may need to click over and view the slideshow on the Flickr website in order to see all the sketches.
All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: sketchtuesday@yahoo.com by Monday, September 25, 2017 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at HarmonyFineArts.com.

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Music Appreciation Monday – Saint Saens

Music Monday on Harmony Fine Arts @harmonyfinearts.org Join us every Monday for a new musical selection.

This is a really fun week of listening! I picked two short selections from Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals for you to listen to with your children. They are very different so see which one your child likes the best. If you want to listen to more, do a search on Youtube for Carnival of the Animals.

Camille Saint-Saens – Carnival of the Animals- Elephants

Camille Saint-Saens – Carnival of the Animals – March of the Animals

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Remembering Our Visit to the MET in NYC

Remembering Our Visit to the MET in NYC

Gauguin at the MET

A few weeks ago, my grown up daughter Amanda who lives in New York, made a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. She had visitors from California who wanted her to play tour guide and the MET was on their list of places to visit. The visitors paid for an official tour but Amanda wanted to browse the museum all on her own.  She enjoyed three glorious hours wandering by herself through the galleries. Afterwards, she sent me some images and her comments reminded me of my visit to the MET a few years ago with my boys.

She felt that many of the paintings were her “old friends” since we had studied them in the past as part of our art appreciation. She actually felt a connection with several of the paintings and marveled as I did that seeing paintings in person had such an emotional impact on her.

MET in NYC

I shared our experiences at the MET in this entry: Metropolitan Museum of Art – Harmony Art Mom’s Visit.

Here’s what I wrote in that entry about seeing a particular painting by Renoir:

“Renoir’s brushes painted this painting. He stood right where I was standing to create this artwork, capturing a moment in time for me to enjoy over a hundred years later. How awesome is that?”

I invite you to click over and read the entire entry…so many great thoughts to encourage you to visit the MET.

Art appreciation is something our family has enjoyed for many years together. It has created a bond and mutual respect and awe for many artists and styles of art. We didn’t do anything extraordinary to make this happen; just by taking a few minutes on a regular basis to view a piece of artwork, we were able to grow a love of great art.

Favorite Klimt

My daughter sent me a postcard from the MET of one of my favorite paintings…which just happened to be her favorite of the day. Here is a bit of what she wrote on the postcard:

“I bought this postcard to send to you before we talked and you said it was your favorite Klimt….I kept wishing all day you were here with me. Thank you for teaching me about the great artists. I love that I can recognize different painters’ styles from across the gallery.”

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You may also be interested in reading this entry:

Tips for a Family Visit to the Art Museum

Harmony Fine Arts What is in each plan

I would love for you to consider using Harmony Fine Arts plans in your family to create a love of great art and music. The plans are flexible and can be used by multiple ages all together in a matter of minutes per week. Each grade gives you specific artists and composers to study by giving you links and resources in a simple format. You really can just open the plans, click, and view/listen. You can download sample weeks and see the plans in action by visiting the Harmony Fine Arts store and clicking the particular grade you are interested in using. Make sure to click the “more information” link found on each product link for more details about each year plan.

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