Spinning in Circles
|Our Monday morning chalkboard. I love to draw a lovely picture full of symbolism for the week of studies and what they are supposed to be focused on.|
We have literally been spinning in circles for two weeks now. I started off the new year with the intention of introducing some form drawing. We started off with two simple forms that are universally recognized among many cultures. We studied the spiral and the circle. I thought it would turn out to be fairly simple, we would draw and practice the forms and we would move on to new forms the next week. These two forms turned out to be more powerful for Cammy and myself than I could ever have imagined. We have been reading about community and the theme of being centered and of the connections we have with others. These two forms fit right into our current studies.
|This list literally went on for another full page.|
|Cammy and Karma bubble painting.|
|Here we drew concentric circles with sidewalk chalk on roofing tar paper.|
|Cammy was so proud of her homemade paintbrush.|
|A flyswatter has a long handle...why not paint with that too.|
We painted with a sponge mop.
Here is Cammy circling herself with the paint to form a kinetosphere. It took her a while but she really built up her kinetic energy but it didn't stay in the shape of a circle for her. It went everywhere.
Needless to say ....when my husband got home he was slightly speechless.
Below is one of Cammy's kinetospheres. It turned out like a sun.
|This kinetosphere was painted with a mop, a flyswatter, a pineneedle brush and feet.|
We studied balls and motion and talked about kinetic and passive energy. We rolled balls and bounced balls. We made graphs of what bounced and how high.
For the second week we talked about how the spiral is symbolic of the path we follow in life. We drew spirals, we walked in spirals, we made spiral cinnamon buns,we looked at spirals in nature.
|This was one our kinetosphere painting from week one and we just went in with our inspiration from the spiral studies of week two and painted the leaf together. Cammy is getting the hang of drawing the spiral form without the lines touching.|