That’s an intimidating title for us culturally deprived parents who have never been exposed to any form of Art
Appreciation! But don’t be scared off. This rewarding hobby or enrichment project can take as little as five minutes a week. It may be accomplished with little cost. Here are some ideas to get your notebook started.
Charlotte Mason called this subject “Picture Study.” She recommended studying one artist
at a time so children can become aware of that artist’s style and can recognize his works even when a particular painting was not studied. Six works of the artist should be studied. ...
the rest of this article, you may purchase the newly revised, 10th anniversary edition of the
Charlotte Mason Study Guide
. This digital e-book is available for $5 from this site.
You may search for art work and print it out by visiting Artcyclopedia,
Artchive, and, my personal favorite, CGFA Virtual Art Museum. Google now has art work available for viewing on googleartproject.com. View list of artists to consider including in your studies.
NEW: Quotes from artists
. Use quotes for copywork as you study particular artists.
The artwork below was done by my children from memory during our art appreciation studies.