Pablo Picasso and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov



Moving (Listening?) right along in our Harmony Fine Art plan – we find ourselves studying Pablo Picasso and Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov. We learned that Pablo was from Spain, and started his drawing quite young with his dad as an art teacher. We read a biography that detailed where he studied. Both boys found it interesting in the text that one of the ways he was taught was to study the great artists and learn from their works.

I was interested in Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov, as I’m reading a book about a little girl who was adopted out of Russia, and Kosakov is from Russia.  We listened to a couple of his works and they are breathtaking!

We ventured into the Drawing with Children book while listening, and we learned all about the rubber kneaded eraser. I didn’t know you were to mush, stretch, pull, mush, and then form it back up. We also learned to use the eraser to wipe the pastels off of our hand and table, that using water would make the sticking of the color worse.  We used hairspray as a fixative, and they’re not kidding – it flat out doesn’t move after a little spritz.

I am just Luh-huh-hoving Wednesday Art Day! 

Pablo Picasso 1881-1973  Boy in a Sailor Suit

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 1844-1908 Listened to a Pod Cast of his life and watched a video – Scheherazade (Young Prince and the Princess)


The boys circled a number between 1-8 and picked #5 – Angi Wirrick as the winner of the Mini-Unit. She didn’t leave an email address – so if she doesn’t respond – then Nate picked #3 Blossom – I’ll  let you know!  Thank you everyone for spreading the word!  Now get out there and introduce some great classical music and art to the kids!


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8 Responses to Pablo Picasso and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

  1. amy in peru says:

    It looks like you’re having as much fun as your kids!! I love that! 😉

    amy in peru

  2. Beth says:

    I just saw your blog at the Homeschool Blog Awards and decided to come check you out. We just finished a pIcasso study to =-)

    I am your newest follower and would love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)


  3. Blossom says:

    YAY!! Thank you, Barb!! YAY! I will get that email sent… just as soon as I can decide which mini-unit I would like 😀

  4. It looks like you guys are having an amazing time! I am not familiar with that composer. I will have to put him on our list. He sounds very interesting (especially after reading what Barb said).

  5. Nothing like a little Russian composer music to spice up your day! Scheherazade is magnificent and if you can hear it live someday…well, it will blow you away. I am love, love, loving your posts about art and music because I know that you were having such a rough time at first with it and now…it is alive and I can tell the difference. This is why I do what I do. I want to help as many families as possible have this experience.

    Thank you for sharing your learning and as an added bonus…let’s give Blossom a mini-unit too! Have her email me with her preference and Angi W can do the same.

    • pebblekeeper says:

      That’s Awesome! I was so bummed that I couldn’t get ahold of Angi – but by the power of Facebook, I now have her email too. 😉 Yeah to both of the winners~ Don’t forget that anyone can go to the page and download the first mini-unit for free!

  6. Blossom says:

    What kinds of pastels do you use? What brand, I mean? I keep wanting to try them but the only set we have are simply glorified generic crayons- really, they do not work well.
    I love my kneaded eraser! It is wonderful.
    LOL I saw my name at the end of the post and jumped to conclusions 😉 I certainly don’t want to give the impression that I don’t want Angi to get the mini-unit….but… 🙂 I hope she replies but I will be anxiously waiting until I know for sure 🙂

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