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Allow me to convince you that mindful tracing is a great tool to use in an art class. Tracing has so many benefits. You probably have used it in your own life and encouraged your children to use it also. After all, this is how most children learn to write their...
What Could Do All That??? According to this article in the Chicago Tribune, practicing handwriting aids in memory and inspires confidence. It engages different parts of the brain than typing and correlates with better grades. “For children handwriting is extremely...
Homeschooling is a rich and unique experience for each family and student. So how do we find a planner that works for what we're doing? There's certainly no shortage of PDF Planners on the market- but what if you're life doesn't look exactly like everyone else's? You...
Berthe Morisot was successful in her own lifetime, both prior to joining the Impressionist movement and afterwards. She painted scenes from her everyday life as a fairly wealthy woman, giving us snap shots of the culture at that time. She liked to use very thick...
"Plein-air" is French for "open air." ("plein" is pronounced like "plain.") So plein-air painting simply mean going outside to paint. "Plein-air" is a funny little phrase I thought no one used anymore until I learned what it meant a while back. Now, I hear people,...
While Degas was considered an impressionist, he really didn't act like it. While most of the impressionists were doing their plain-air thing, Degas was sketching ballet dancers as they practiced or translating his sketches into paintings inside his studio. He just...
I don't know about you, but I really treasure the few photos we've had taken by professionals photographers. Family photography is an art all it's own and I have a lot of respect for it. But what did people do before cameras had been invented? They hired artists to...
Carl Linnaeus was a botanist before botany was a thing. He created the base of our modern classification system for living things. So, he is known as the "Father of Taxonomy." As part of this naming endeavor, he would create scientifically accurate drawings of plants....
In Classical Conversations we spend six weeks studying amazing artists and doing fun art projects to help us remember those artists. This takes place in the third quarter of our fine arts program. So, in week 13 of cycle 2, we'll be studying Rembrandt. Rembrandt was...
I'm so excited to begin the 3rd quarter of fine arts, when we get to study the Baroque, Classical and Romantic period artists. In my opinion, these are the best time periods. However, our study of these great artists does NOT come at the best time period of my year:...
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