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Berthe Morisot

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 Berthe Morisot for this … Continue reading Berthe Morisot

William Blake

Poetry is a simple thing to enjoy. Pick a poet. Read a poem for the enjoyment of it. Listen to the rhythm of the words. Hear the music in them. We’ve picked a few poems by William Blake to share with you this month. Poems The Lamb The Chimney Sweeper  Little Boy Lost Little Boy Found Holy Thursday … Continue reading William Blake

For the Beauty of the Earth

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy as well as a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. Some of this … Continue reading For the Beauty of the Earth

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Composer Study is simple. Pick a composer to listen to over some time. Every once in a  while, play a composition by him or her. Listen to it. Think and talk about it. This month, we are listening to compositions by Pytor Tchaikovsky. Pieces by Composer:  Symphony No 6 in B Minor Piano Concerto No.1 … Continue reading Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Claude Monet

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 Claude Monet for this … Continue reading Claude Monet

Rudyard Kipling

Poetry is a simple thing to enjoy. Pick a poet. Read a poem for the enjoyment of it. Listen to the rhythm of the words. Hear the music in them. We’ve picked a few poems by Rudyard Kipling to share with you this month. Poems If — The Secret of the Machines   Mesopotamia Recessional Resources  Websites: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/rudyard-kipling  … Continue reading Rudyard Kipling

Holy, Holy, Holy

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy, as well as a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. Some of this … Continue reading Holy, Holy, Holy

Johannes Brahms

Composer Study is simple. Pick a composer to listen to over some time. Every once in a  while, play a composition by him or her. Listen to it. Think and talk about it. This month, we are listening to compositions by Johannes Brahms. Pieces by Composer:  1. Variations on a theme of Haydn Op 56a https://youtu.be/PeYEcZQvBkU  … Continue reading Johannes Brahms

Edgar Degas

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 Edgar Degas for this … Continue reading Edgar Degas

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poetry is a simple thing to enjoy. Pick a poet. Read a poem for the enjoyment of it. Listen to the rhythm of the words. Hear the music in them. We’ve picked a few poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge to share with you this month. Biography Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a Romantic poet who lived from 1772-1834 in … Continue reading Samuel Taylor Coleridge