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happy star wars day

Because it’s Star Wars Day…you know, May the fourth be with you…I decided to reblog this post from last year. We’ll be taking a look at the Music of Star Wars today, with thanks to Gena from Music in Our Homeschool.  You can also check out my May the Fourth Be with You post from last year to see just how nerdy our family is.

Here’s another video:

Star Wars: What Makes the Theme so Great?

Hope you enjoy a little diversion in your homeschool day, too!

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“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’
then by all means paint and that voice in your head will be silenced.”
Vincent Van Gogh

Because yesterday was Star Wars Day, I decided to take the day off from History and do something a little different.  I decided to do an art class.

I was inspired by Star Wars to do a lesson on Van Gogh, particularly his ‘Starry Night’ piece.  Vincent Van Gogh is a post-impressionist (1886-1914) painter.  His early paintings were mostly based on a dark colour palette, while his later works, following his introduction to the paintings of impressionist artists (1867-1886), were brighter.

Impressionism is just what it implies.  It is not meant to be a realistic reproduction of an image, but a general impression or interpretation of a scene or object using primary colours (usually unmixed) and small, quick strokes or dots to develop…

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