Hanna chose to study, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, next in her Usborne Art book. Whistler was American born, but ended up spending many years in France and London. I found it very interesting that he planned to serve in the Army, but failed the exams, so he moved to France and took up art. So amazing how events in our lives change and shape us without our even being aware of the significance at the time.
Our Usborne book featured Whistler’s, Nocturne in Black and Gold (the Falling Rocket), painted in 1875. Usborne called this lesson Spattery Fireworks—suiting Hanna chose this one with the fourth of July approaching.
- construction paper
- various assorted sponges
- various colors of acrylic paint
- a paintbrush to splatter (or flick) the paint and create the fireworks
I think she did a super job, and it turned out great!