Discovering Great Artists is a book that makes art appreciation fun and easy. With over 60 artists and projects to choose from!
The words “creative homeschool” can conjure up images of arts, crafts, music, writing, and drama. It can also, however, refer to creatively fostering learning, to thinking outside the box and developing new approaches to the actual process of learning. Both of these aspects are vital parts of happy homeschools, so sit back, relax, and read about all kinds of homeschool creativity. We hope your family
Planning for art appreciation is one way to make sure it happens. Many times we leave the planning to chance and then when our busy week hits, we find ourselves dropping this important and fun subject from the schedule. Art and music appreciation is the counter-balance to all your academic subjects and for certain kinds of learners it is the breath of fresh air they
I love art and even considered making it my career. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on which child I’m talking to), I never seem to get around to teaching art as a hands-on, let’s-get-creative-and-make-a-mess activity. I don’t know why; it’s just one of those things. So what do my children do for art? Well, we do Charlotte Mason style picture study every few weeks, and each
This spring the National Gallery of Canada is hosting an exhibition about the Impressionists; we bought a membership for this exciting event. To prepare, I borrowed Monet and the Impressionists for Kids by Carol Sabbeth from the library. Since I love art myself and can’t help sharing it, our kids know about the Impressionists, especially Monet. In the past we used to do Ambleside Online’s
Our very favourite homeschool resource for Art Appreciation for the elementary years is Mike Venezia’s Getting to know the World’s Greatest Artists book series. I’ve never considered myself to be an art lover. In fact, before I started homeschooling, it’s not something I thought about very much at all. Sure, the names of a few famous artists may have sounded a bit familiar to me,