Friday, April 15, 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Michelangelo and Fresco Art

Ahhh ~ The end of the week! You know it has been a productive week when you look around the house and wonder if a bomb went off in the main living areas. Then you look at your camera and see that you only managed to take pictures on one day! Yep, it was a crazy and productive week around here.

We had another art lesson with Grandma. We had a lovely time learning about Michelangelo and fresco painting. Our homeschool friends, the twin girls, also joined us for the art lesson. The kids mixed their own Plaster of Paris for their "fresco" material and then painted one of their favorite things about living on the Earth. They enjoyed painting on damp Plaster of Paris.

Anne making Plaster of Paris

Plaster of Paris poured in a paper plate

Dean carefully painting on the damp Plaster of Paris

Anne painting

Dean's finished fresco

Anne's finished fresco

We are getting closer to wrapping up school. I have begun counting up our hours each week to see if we have enough hours to close out any subjects. This week Dean completed physical education. They both need only three more hours to complete their literature course. We will finish that up next week.

Next week is going to be very adapted. Goldilocks (our daughter placed out of the home and living in psychiatric setting) is having extensive psychological testing two mornings and then Dean is having his end-of-year testing and a learning disability evaluation on Thursday. We also have Lego Club and tons of dance hours. I am not sure how many hours of school we are going to accomplish, but we will give it our best shot!

Blessings, Dawn


  1. We did frescoes once, but we spread spackle on hardboard panels and let it dry before painting on them. It was an ARTistic Pursuits project. We did space themed paintings, which was perfect for the weird texture we got, lol. :)

    Best wishes for G's testing.

  2. Oh lovely week! I know what you mean about a mess - our most successful weeks are the ones with the most mess :)
    I love your children's frescos - very cool!

  3. What a fun project. I was always afraid of the fresco painting projects. I'm a bit challenged when it comes to those types of things. I hope the week has been going well with all your testing.