We discovered this book at the library and have started to work our way through it.  

We have only done the first chapter(3 projects) but it is becoming a favorite time of mine.  We are trying at least twice a week to meet together for an "art lesson". There are plenty of times during the day that the boys are creating on their own but this time is kinda a directed time. We start out reading the directions and as we are painting have discovered that we can go our own way. I stress to the boys that there are no mistakes. Even thought the book says it one way we can use it as a guideline and do it the way we would like.

We sit together and paint and have good conversations.  We slow down and enjoy being together.  We learn from one another. It is a magical time.

The first three lessons focused on primary colors and abstract art. There is also a small blurb about a famous artist accompanying most projects. I have learned how to use YouTube on our TV to find videos about Piet Mondrian and Vasily Kandinsky.  

I love that I am learning right along with the boys and creating with them. It is a quiet, peaceful moment in our day that is all LOVE.


  1. Great! Isn't art fun? I'm always amazed at the things that come out of my kids when we get the art supplies out. We really need to do it more often than we do, and it helps when you've got a good book to prod you on!

  2. Looks like a great book, thanks for sharing. I love creating along side my little man.

  3. I love what you do with the boys. Another wonderful project and a great way to learn. Love, XXXOOO


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