Art Fridays: Homeschool Art Lessons

I was pleasantly surprised that they got into my lesson about still life. If I had more time, I would write a post after each art session, but instead I'm trying to catch up this homeschool year on my blog. (This is why I've been posting more lately, or actually, why I scheduled a bunch of … Continue reading Art Fridays: Homeschool Art Lessons

Homeschool Art Lesson: Making a Color Wheel

So far I have had more fun doing the suggested activities from Amy Hood’s fantastic e-zine, Art Together. Her first issue discusses color. Who doesn’t love color? As I wrote in my main post about art, 1st Grade Art Explorations, I have wanted to introduce some artists and their techniques to my son. We do … Continue reading Homeschool Art Lesson: Making a Color Wheel

Homeschool Art Lesson: Tommasso Masaccio

Above: After he had his profile traced, my four-year-old painted it. I love it. This is the third art lesson we did using the book Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children.  I’m not going into great detail about the artist or details on how to do the activity because you can get those details … Continue reading Homeschool Art Lesson: Tommasso Masaccio

Homeschool Art Lesson: Fra Giovanni Angelico

This is the second art lesson we did using the book Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children.  I’m not going to go into great detail about the artist or details on how to do the activity because you can get those details from the book, but rather I want to show you what my … Continue reading Homeschool Art Lesson: Fra Giovanni Angelico

Homeschool Art Lesson: Giotto di Bondone

"Motorcycle" by the seven-year-old using egg tempura paint This is the first art lesson we did using the book Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children.  I’m not going into great detail about the artist or how to do the activity because you can get that from the book, but rather I want to show you … Continue reading Homeschool Art Lesson: Giotto di Bondone

Homeschooling: 1st Grade Art Explorations

When it comes to art, I’m extremely grateful that we’re homeschooling. This may not make me popular, but I have to admit that “crafts” make me cringe.  I rarely look at Pinterest because it makes my head swirl in a bad way. Don’t take me wrong – I don’t think crafts are bad.  In fact, … Continue reading Homeschooling: 1st Grade Art Explorations