I get a bit annoyed with art and music appreciation programs that give the impression that art started in the Renaissance and music started with the Baroque. I think studying Bach while doing the ancients, and Rembrandt while doing the middle ages is...odd. (Unless it is covered as a separate subject.) Art and music are two of the things that make us human, after all. Humans have been doing them in some form or another all along. That said, I don't have fantabulous ideas for the perfect Year 2 Fine Arts Appreciation Study! I did try to emphasize the idea that Scotland and Ireland are not the only lands with a Celtic past. To that end, well, we listened to Chieftains albums! We listened (during our HOURS of car time) to traditional Irish music, and then listened to the Chieftains' "Santiago" album which features music from parts of Spain with Celtic heritage. Nutmeg seemed to enjoy trying to identify the "Celtic" sounds amidst the "Spanish." Buttercup was not as impressed. *Sigh*
For Art Appreciation, they colored tons of swoopy-loopy, interlocking celtic coloring pages from the 'net while I read aloud about Finn McCoul and The Salmon of Knowledge, among others. We also spent time looking at Hill Figures, in particular the Uffington White Horse. (and then they asked about chalk, and we discussed dead sea-creatures bones, and they were grossed-out...)
Our landmarks were the Uffington White Horse and Giant's Causeway
You saw this side of Buttercup earlier in the week.
We did tons of other stuff too: math, latin, german, grammar, piano, violin, science. But the Celts were definitely the favorite!