Medieval Studies, 1st July 2015

As semester 1 comes to an end I thought I'd give an update to our medieval studies.  All the children have pretty well simultaneously come to the end of what they feel they can do with their printable drawing lessons.  I was pretty amazed  at the level Dd5 (yr 1) was able to reach.  I would say that these lessons have definitely improved everyone's drawing skills. 

Dd5 Year 1

Dd5 Year 1


Ds4 Year 4


Dd3 year 5


Dd1 Year 9

Dd1  Sometimes they draw funny things like this for their own amusement.  
The next step I have decided upon is to have them all copy the drawings and calligraphy of medieval manuscript.  The older two have been able to jump straight into copying the drawings of manuscripts but the younger three I have started on some drawing books to increase their skills and thereby confidence further before attempting to copy.

This is the book that the younger three (yr's 1,4,5) are using to increase their drawing skills.

Ds2 Year 7

Ds2 Year 7
Dd1 Year 9

Dd3 Year 5

Ds4 Year 4


We have been reading about medieval history from The World's Story by Elizabeth O'Neill and have been enjoying it so far.  The older four children are all attempting to use Drogin's Medieval Calligraphy to write uncial lettering.  The plan is to do a lot of copying from here on and then to decide on the subjects each child wants to choose to draw from the book of the Apocalypse to make some manuscript pages.






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