When I set out to create Artist Mats for our Classical Conversations Cycle 2 year, I had no idea how much I would enjoy it! Although I have almost no artistic ability, I remain interested in the history of art, the techniques of art, and the stories of the artworks themselves. Each little alleyway in the study of a specific artist has had treasures untold!
In case this is your introduction to our Artist Mats, I will give you a brief description of the Artist Mats but there is more about the Artist Mats here). Artist Mats are intended to be used in community but are also perfect for at home unit study of specific artists. Each Artist Mat includes:
- an extended biography of the artist
- a timeline
- portraits of the artists
- quotes from the artists
- eight selections from the artist’s catalogue
- four “Art Terms to Know”, and
- art study questions
Currently I have plans to make 6 sets of Artist Mats this year.