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New Artsy. Origami. Arts. Jérémie Claeys (jeremieclaeys) on Pinterest. Anglo Saxons Houses and Saxon villages. We know what Saxons houses may have looked like from excavations of Anglo Saxon villages, such as the one at West Stow in the east of England.

Anglo Saxons Houses and Saxon villages

Here, an early Anglo-Saxon village (c.420-650AD) has been carefully reconstructed where it was excavated. Using clues from the what was discovered, archeologists have reconstructed the houses as they may have looked about 1,500 years ago. We know that the Saxons built mainly in wood, although some of their stone churches remain. Anglo-Saxons houses were huts made of wood with roofs thatched with straw. Much of Britain was covered with forests. There was only one room where everybody ate, cooked, slept and entertained their friends.

The houses were built facing the sun to get as much heat and light as possible. The Hall The biggest house in an Anglo Saxon village was the Hall, the Chief's house. The Hall was long, wide and smoky, with the fire on a stone in the middle. The windows were slits called eye-holes. On the walls were shields and antlers. Museum: Anglo-Saxon Discovery - Houses. Art ed-art history. Biography: Wassily Kandinsky Art for Kids. Biography >> Art History Occupation: Artist, Painter Born: December 16, 1866 in Moscow, Russia Died: December 13, 1944 in Paris, France Famous works: Composition VI, Composition VII, On White II, Contrasting Sounds Style/Period: Expressionism, Abstract Art Biography: Where did Wassily Kandinsky grow up?

Biography: Wassily Kandinsky Art for Kids

Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow, Russia on December 16, 1866. He grew up in the Russian city of Odessa where he enjoyed music and learned to play the piano and the cello. Kandinsky would remark later that, even as a child, the colors of nature dazzled him. Both music and colors would have a huge impact on his art later in life. Becoming an Artist Kandinsky went to college and then became a law teacher. Early Art Kandinsky's early paintings were landscapes that were heavily influenced by Impressionist artists as well as Pointillism and Fauvism. Abstract Expressionism Colors and Shapes Kandinsky felt that he could express feelings and music through colors and shapes in his paintings.

Miro Art Lesson. Joan Miro, a Spanish artist who studied in Paris, is best known for his whimsical abstracts.

Miro Art Lesson

Many of his paintings combine lines and colors that create wonderful shapes that may or may not tell a story–depending on your perspective! I love teaching Miro as his art is so engaging. For little ones, I like to implement a basic line technique that teaches children that when you bend and curve lines, they form shapes. For my older students, the fun wasn’t lost on them. I displayed a few Miro paintings and we talked about whether or not they were appealing to us. 6th grade Miro Painting Here’s what they did: On a sheet of 12″ x 18″ white paper, children painted lines and shapes with a small tip brush and black tempera paint. Although I did this lesson with my sixth grade students, it can easily be introduced to earlier grades. Sixth Grade Miros! Enjoy! This post contains affiliate links Share. Ruskin.ashmolean.