The day before Sm'Arties , Earthgirl and I took a little hike on the nature trail that adjoins our property, collecting ferns and mosses for the mini-co-op to study. Science Geek did her thing, looking at vascular and nonvascular plants, then it was time for art.
We made a fern print using an ink pad, a fern rubbing using a crayon with the fern, vein side up, held under the paper, a pencil sketch, and a "magnifying glass" pencil sketch.
|Clockwise: Magnified view, crayon rubbing, ink stamping, pencil sketch|
I'm looking forward to tying science and art together - it's a great school year already!