homeschool fine arts
art study / homeschooling / self-directed learning

homeschool fine arts

Bring me to an art gallery and I am in my bliss. Visiting Paris’ Louvre was a dream, and the Met was divine. Where my husband brought our two youngest (of our four kids) to lay eyes on the Mona Lisa, then drag them back out as quickly as he could get in (which wasn’t … Continue reading

homeschool fine arts study
art study / homeschooling / self-directed learning

homeschool fine arts study

As a home educating mom, I can enlarge my interests as my children are being educated. Fine arts is definitely one of my interests. A departure from a typical public education, I’m eager to expand our repertoire into classical music, fine art, and traditional literature. These interests definitely originate with me. I didn’t attend a fine art’s … Continue reading

I call it art hour
art study / homeschooling / self-directed learning

I call it art hour

I call it Art Hour. The one hour in April to June that after lunch we sit in lawn chairs under the red maple for an introduction to my version of an abbreviated Fine Arts program. We read from the museum art book that I purchased at the Louvre museum. With four kids, we couldn’t wander the … Continue reading

art study / family life

van Gogh’s encouragement

Vincent van Gogh: What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. The way to know life is to love many … Continue reading

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afternoon liberal arts program

The kids would like to think they’re finished studies for the year. In reality, we’ve switched gears. A couple of the girls continue their math program for a short period each day, either keeping the concepts alive in their mind or learning new concepts awhile longer. I encourage them to continue journaling, and music lessons … Continue reading

art study

Art History

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” Pablo Picasso If we removed art, acting, handiwork, innovation and the written word from our homes, we’d be left doing the dishes and heading to bed after the kids were snuggled in their beds. Rather, we watch, we play, we read, … Continue reading