The Arts: Carolingian Art

Weeks 9 and 10 of school we learned about Carolingian Art using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 6.

We copied scriptures and poems and then illustrated them like monks and scribes did.
The Arts: Carolingian Art

We made religious art.
The Arts: Carolingian Art

We looked at architecture and identified what had carolingian influence.
The Arts: Carolingian Art

We watched a video showing examples of Carolingian architecture.
The Arts: Carolingian Art

We talked about epic poems and made up one of our own.
The Arts: Carolingian Art

We learned about kennings and came up with some (for example, tiger: savannah pirhanna; whale: water beast).
The Arts: Carolingian Art

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The Arts: Viking Art

Weeks 6 and 7 of school we learned about Viking Art using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 4.

We drew dragons. Adrian wants everyone to know he just didn’t feel like finishing the details on his.
The Arts: Viking Art

The boys worked together to design and name a Viking sword.
The Arts: Viking Art

We made cups out of clay.
The Arts: Viking Art

We made image stones.
The Arts: Viking Art

The boys wrote their names in runes.
The Arts: Viking Art

We made Yggdrasil, the tree of the world.
The Arts: Viking Art

Art in May

Art in May
Off: The boys had to turn off a screen and then take a picture of it. Cameron picked the TV with a reflection of part of our living room. Fritz picked Adrian’s Fire with a reflection of a drawing he made. Adrian picked Cameron’s old phone with a reflection of part of my Harry Potter phone case.

Art in May
Proposals: The boys each had to respond to one of three proposals. Cameron assisted in discrediting Bishop Berkeley’s theory of the non-existance of matter. Fritz imagined his feet in a mountain stream. Adrian dressed like his father.

Art in May
The Art of Complaining: The boys had to think of something they wanted to complain about and represent that somehow. Cameron was sick that day so he chose to complain about being sick. Fritz really, really hates cliffhangers (at the end of a chapter) so that’s what he decided to complain about. Adrian couldn’t think of anything to complain about so his complaint was having nothing to complain about.

Art in May
Emotional Furniture: The boys had to arrange furniture to portray confidence, envy, and melancholy. Fritz chose confidence, Cameron did envy, and Adrian picked melancholy.