Today we opened our Romantic Period. We spent the day at Mormon Rocks in San Bernardino listening to Tchaikovsky, creating Russian names for ourselves, and then hiking up into a hill to meet Caspar David Friedrich who would teach us how to create atmospheric perspective using water color.
Now the students paint. They pull out their paints, brushes, and water bottles and practice atmospheric perspective.
|Atmospheric perspective of the San Gorgonio Mountains|
in Southern California
Heading up the trail:
Oh, look! Caspar David Friedrich is just preparing to paint:
Lorenzo's atmospheric perspective
This is Vincent's perspective of the mountains:
We always get a group shot with our visitor:
Gianna gets Caspar's autograph in her journal:
After lunch, it was time to head to the San Bernardino Railroad Museum:
Look at these guys. Guns are like accessories.
Trains pass by the depot frequently.
One more group shot with our tour guy:
Another perfect day at school!