How to Engage Art History in your Homeschool in a Child-Directed Way

How do we engage art history in our homeschools that are oriented toward our child? 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, we…

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

Homeschool fine arts is mostly my thing, so how can I do it even if my kids don’t prefer it? I’ve only had one of four kids remotely interested in the arts, and this gal was not the kind of kid that would tell me she liked anything that I was giddy about. So how…

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how to do homeschool fine arts study

What do we do for a fine arts study in our homeschool? A departure from a typical public education, I’m eager to expand our repertoire into classical music, fine art, and traditional literature. Fine arts is definitely one of my interests.  Here’s how to do homeschool fine arts study with our homeschool kids. I didn’t attend…

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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…

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the passion of perusing Pinterest, playing, and crafting to conquer Slump Month

It was a morning in early February when the thought of another routine homeschool day struck me as satisfying as eating chalk for breakfast. We’d spent the last few months studying sentence structure and tackling new math concepts. I needed a break. We all needed a break. Why hadn’t I thought of it before? I…

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