how to do homeschool fine arts even if your kids don’t want to
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how to do homeschool fine arts even if your kids don’t want to

Bringing your kiddo home this fall? Here are four things you need to consider when beginning homeschooling: Your goal is to consider what an education is anyway and read about unschooling, deschooling, and learning.  I compiled a Homeschool Mama Reading List just for you! These books are ones that have taught me everything that has helped me structure my homeschool. Fine arts … Continue reading

how to do homeschool fine arts study
homeschool

how to do homeschool fine arts study

Bringing your kiddo home this fall? Here are four things you need to consider when beginning homeschooling: Your goal is to consider what an education is anyway and read about unschooling, deschooling, and learning.  I compiled a Homeschool Mama Reading List just for you! These books are ones that have taught me everything that has helped me structure my homeschool. What do … Continue reading

I call it art hour
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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

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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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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

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beauty is in the eye of the beholder

HorseshoeSunsetRainbow It was the girls’ first gallery exhibition. They each received judges’ feedback, had VIP passes that allowed them to bypass the end of the line, and gave them a reason to dress up. Since I’ve only begun a drawing class myself, I wouldn’t know about pallettes and backgrounds and colour mixing. But the girls … Continue reading