According to my July’s special days calendar, artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, was born July 14, 1606. He will be the subject of our homeschool/summer school lesson of the day. (And an excuse to bake a birthday cake. Studies are always better with cake.)
I so agree with Rembrants parents. They recognized that their son had talent and provided him with opportunities to study so that he could be his possible best. And because of that, he developed into one of the world’s most famous artists. If only they would have taught him money management skills too, as he became bankrupt from overspending.
Below are the links we will be following for our one day Rembrandt study.
For a brief biography, gallery, quiz, printables, and more we will go here http://www.gardenofpraise.com/art44.htm
For notebooking, we will use the free artist biography pages here http://practicalpages.wordpress.com/ (Practical Pages is an awesome site for free resources)
For a tour and documentary of the Rembrandt House we will click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmcR4Iqzuio
Because we like mysteries, we’ll research the theft of this piece. It has never been recovered.
And we may even make a bit of a mess and try some impasto (Rembrandt style 3D) painting. http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/impasto-presto!-lesson-plan/
Artist studies are one of my favorite homeschooling subjects. I always try include artists on our history timeline or our calendar studies. For other artist posts click here http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/12/leonardo-da-vinci/, here http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/06/raphael/, and here http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/07/art-day-sistine-chapel-style/
For my listing of July’s special days, click here http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/06/28/julys-special-days/