This week we're going to listen to some of the Planets Suite by Gustav Holst and do some painting in response to it in our weekly homeschool class. I'll be posting pictures after the kids are done with their paintings. I'm using the following links in our learning time:
This is a link to various symphony orchestras playing the different pieces, with interesting commentary on the music.
Tony Ashton's paintings based on the Planets Suite
A painting done in response to the Mars movement in the Planets Suite.
painting in response to the Mars movement. I looked and looked for
other paintings based on this Suite, but this was all I came up with.
Here is a printmaker who is making etchings and prints based on the Suite, but he also began with Mars. Apparently he will complete an etching based on each of the movements eventually.
I found this review of the Suite interesting as I was researching.
This is a link to a fun lesson that an art teacher did with 2nd graders using the Planets Suite and chalk pastels.