Simple Beauty for November 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for November, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. This month, we will study Vermeer, Chopin, the Brownings, Squirrels, and “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.”

Johannes Vermeer

Picture Study is simple. Look at the picture with your children for a few minutes, and then talk about what you saw. Try to remember as much about the piece as you can. Enjoy the beauty of it. Art is not a chore; it’s a pleasure.  We’ve chosen some works by Vermeer for this month. … Continue reading Johannes Vermeer

Simple Beauty for October 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for October, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. We will study European artists and composers, English poets, a classic hymn, and some fascinating jumping creatures.

Simple Beauty for September 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for September, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. We will study European artists and composers, English poets, a classic hymn, and some fascinating jumping creatures.

Diego Velázquez

Picture Study is simple. Look at the picture with your children for a few minutes, and then talk about what you saw. Try to remember as much about the piece as you can. Enjoy the beauty of it. Art is not a chore; it’s a pleasure.  We’ve chosen some works by Diego Velázquez for this … Continue reading Diego Velázquez

Simple Beauty for April 2022

In Simple Beauty for April, expect to learn something new about El Greco, meet Henry Purcell, learn about life in the Arctic, read more fables, learn the words and story of When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, and discover invertebrates who live in your yard or a nearby creek.

El Greco

Biography Doménikos Theotokópoulos, known as El Greco, lived from 1541-1614. He was one of the last members of the Italian Renaissance. He was born in Crete, where he was known for painting religious icons. Then, he lived for a period in Rome, where he developed a distaste for Michelangelo and didn’t make many friends. Eventually, … Continue reading El Greco