Sonlight Core F – Matryoshka Dolls (Russian Studies)

Haley did a report on Matryoshka dolls at the end of her Russian studies. I bought unpainted wood nesting dolls, fine-tip paint pens, and The Littlest Matryoshka Doll for inspiration. I printed a template and challenged Haley to design her own set of Matryoshka Dolls. Haley designed all five dolls with a different pattern on … Continue reading Sonlight Core F – Matryoshka Dolls (Russian Studies)

Sonlight Core F – Rickshaw Girl and Days of Creation Art (Indian Studies)

Rickshaw Girl Haley continued her Indian Studies this week with Rickshaw Girl. She LOVED this book!  She read the book in one sitting and felt inspired to create an art project based on the alpana patterns (traditional drawings created for Indian celebrations). India celebrates Dewali, the festival of lights, around New Years.  I thought Haley … Continue reading Sonlight Core F – Rickshaw Girl and Days of Creation Art (Indian Studies)

Sonlight Core F – Watercolor and Haiku (Japanese Studies)

One Leaf Rides the Wind Since Haley was learning about Japan, I thought she would love writing and illustrating a Haiku poem. She read One Leaf Rides the Wind for inspiration. She gathered her art supplies and began painting. She used her ipad to record the entire painting process and set it aside to dry. … Continue reading Sonlight Core F – Watercolor and Haiku (Japanese Studies)