The book for the week was about the artist Giotto. The book explained that Giotto was a shepherd boy, but he developed the ability to paint very real looking figures which was unusual in his day. He eventually became one of the most celebrated artists of his day.
For their craft, the kids worked with their own version of gold leaf. Meg, inspired by Giotto, stuck with the theme of Madonna and Child in a fancy frame.
Following Stories in Art, our focus became Beatrix Potter because Monday was her birthday. Meg and Clare made chocolate scones, I brewed chamomile tea and we pulled out as many Peter Rabbit items as we could. We then had a lovely birthday tea party for Miss Potter. Here is the aftermath of the party.