Slipper Posted July 11, 2012 Share Posted July 11, 2012 I am trying to set up a wonderful art curriculum for our girls. My MIL is an artist (and her mother who passed away last year). She has been giving the girls lessons once a month since January. (She lives a couple hours away). We are visiting her now and she's doing extra projects with them currently. My husband's family has very strong artistic and musical talents. One of my girls is talented in both areas and my youngest has a complete passion (and talent) for art alone. For this reason, we will be heavily involved in art. MIL's main art is from sculptures, usually involving metal. She paints as well (commission and contests) but her passion is sculptures. Their (now deceased) great grandmother created sculptures of painted blocks and also painted. I'm trying to set up an art room with painting materials (which we already have) along with wooden blocks (not sure about the metal stuff honestly). They are currently learning about Jackson Pollock (sp?) method of paint flinging and they want to continue doing it at home. They are also starting wooden sculptures. I plan to continue with MIL's lessons, do Meet the Masters as well as studying specific artists (mostly local) to study their style. (Folk art - MoseT for example since we have some of his stuff). Is it going to be harmful to have them learning all different styles rather than sticking to one type? I hate to hem them in since there are so many styles that DH's family does. When I say they are really good, I'm not boasting - they appear to have natural talent and for my youngest, she would happily do nothing but art. Any suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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