Saturday, April 11, 2009

Medieval History

At the Legion of Honor
For the past several months the senior kids have been working on Medieval History projects. Karen led a two month art history session in which they did mosaics, frescos, made gargoyles and grotesques from clay (did you know that gargoyles spout water, and "grotesques" dont? So, when you see a building with a gargoyle on the front, is it really a gargoyle or a grotesque?) illuminations, rose windows, asian brush painting and much  more. We ended the study by going to The Legion of Honor in San Francisco to view the medieval art live and in person. Last week the kids made maps by hand of Medieval Europe. I liked that this project was drawing, art, geography and history all in one. I think they did a pretty good job! Don't you?

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