After I spoke about picture study at the Charlotte Mason Educational Retreat back in February (which seems so long ago now!), I received a few emails and comments asking if I’d be putting my talks online. My sessions at the retreat weren’t recorded, but I hoped at some point in the future to do a series of posts here on picture study that covered the gist of what I spoke about at the retreat.
When COVID-19 started creeping on to American shores and schools were slowly shuttered, I saw many, many posts on various social media outlets going around with lists of online educational tools and services, many of which were free, to help these families through this transition. I decided that it might be time to work on at least one part of that series I had been thinking about doing – a free picture study session in video form.
So, today I’m offering an example of what picture study looks like in both our home and our co-op. I know sometimes it can be difficult to, well, picture what picture study looks like, so I thought it might be helpful to have a walkthrough. This is something you can use with your kids or just for yourself….however it benefits you!
Please also keep in mind that this is not the only way to do picture study. I emphasized in my talks that the most important part of picture study is taking time to look at the piece and then having a chance to narrate it afterward. If you do absolutely nothing else during your picture study time, you’ve still done enough!
If you find this little walkthrough helpful, I do also offer a picture study aid and professional, high-quality prints for Vincent van Gogh in my shop that cover this painting as well as five others.
Enjoy the video! 🙂