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

The Georgia Museum of Art

Photos courtesy of the Georgia Museum of Art Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on April 9, 2014. Believe it or not, I wasn't planning this field trip when I started writing my art series. It's serendipity at its best! My boys love to produce lots of original artwork. I keep their supplies … Continue reading The Georgia Museum of Art

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

The Little Projects: Project-based Homeschooling

{A.K.A. I don't plan any crafts in this house.} {In between projects} {Exploring mediums} I've written about what I've considered our "project-based homeschooling" in terms of long projects in which my son learned about a specific topic and also spent some considerable time constructing something, such as in Building the Titanic and Rockets and the Benefits of … Continue reading The Little Projects: Project-based Homeschooling