Submitted by Linda
Again, I'll just be sharing a glimpse of the beautiful art that we saw at the Vatican (Rome) and in Florence. Trust me when I say you could spend weeks in either of those cities and not see it all.
When we first arrived in Florence, we drove up to a park above the city for a photo op. I tried out my big long camera lens and I got this pretty shot of Il Duomo di Firenze (the Basilica of Saint Mary).
I bought the poster shown below while I was there. I genuinely don't want to minimize the incredible art that it is, but in kindergarten the nakedness would have been a huge distraction. So I gave Adam some board shorts so that we could keep our focus on the message of the painting.
So to simulate the experience, we did some drawing under the tables.
We did a basic 'direct draw', and I was so excited to see how their pictures turned out. In order to prepare for our annual spring trip to the Huntington Art Gallery, our friends learn about line, shape, color, texture, foreground and background. They were able to use many of those concepts in this simple drawing.