#2 son spent 5 weeks in art class mastering Sumi-E painting.
Students began by creating specific brushstrokes and the project ended with a field trip to the local pond for inspiration. I was so surprised to see his portfolio at conferences! Although he literally ripped his art notes in half today (new semster starts Monday), he created several Sumi-E paintings in one day that were framed and given out to family for the holiday. I consider that a successful semester in art for a 7th grade sports-loving boy.
Science Fair part 2
#1 son spent 90 minutes today on the downtown mall attempting to get passers-by to estimate a distance. Close to 50% agreed to stand on a mark and guess how far a sculpture was down the mall.
We were struck by:
- how many people wouldn’t even look at him as he was asking for their help.
- how poor most estimates were. The range was from 20 feet to 350 feet. The sculpture was 180 feet away.