11 July 2011
unschol monday :: science vs art
When I was at school, the kids that were good at science, weren't supposed to be arty. And vice versa. I was arty.
But I loved science. Particularly biology. I was ok at science. Almost as good as I was at art...
And to me, the two were always connected. I loved observation and experimenting with textures and colour. Staring at things and wondering about them.
The owlets love that too (who doesn't!), and I'm rather grateful we can spend afternoons indulging in texture and colour...
Making science experiments, playing with potions and turning them into art later. Or just appreciating them as they are. Our potions almost always end up on paper somehow. As art.
And our art almost always turns into a potion or science experiment of some sort. Even if it's just an observation as it swirls down the plug hole.
I love that unschooling means that science and art forever intertwine and that learning just happens through observation, experimentation and immersion.
No labels. No restrictions. Just experience, enjoyment and wonderment...