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How to Host Painting Parties with Emily Magone- Podcast #48
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How to Host Painting Parties with Emily Magone- Podcast #48

Why not earn some extra money hosting painting parties this summer? As homeschoolers, our summers are usually a little bit more relaxed than the school year. That makes summer the perfect time to start a little business on the side! My friend Emily Magone is offering all her advice and experience about hosting painting parties…

3 Simple Principles for Art Classroom Management- Podcast #46
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3 Simple Principles for Art Classroom Management- Podcast #46

Welcome to Season 3 of the Anyone Can Teach Art podcast!! This week we’re talking about classroom management. We’re focusing on the art classroom but, of course, most of this applies to any classroom with children or even adults. Classroom management can be a real challenge for all of us, but there are some key…

Best Of: Using the Classical Model to Teach Art- Podcast #43
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Best Of: Using the Classical Model to Teach Art- Podcast #43

Episodes #23-27 were about how to use the Classical Model to teach art. We’re summarizing them for you in this ‘best-of’ episode as a great refresher if you listened to those episodes last summer. Or, if you didn’t get to listen to them then, this will be an excellent introduction to the Classical Model of Education…

Why Study Michelangelo- Podcast #40
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Why Study Michelangelo- Podcast #40

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was an amazingly talented painter, architect, and poet, but his favorite art form was sculpting. He was probably the most talented sculptor who ever lived, perhaps even the most talented artist who ever lived. His art was dramatic, detailed, and always perfect. The people he sculpted were usually twisting or displayed in striking…

Cornstarch Clay
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Cornstarch Clay

I’ve been so impressed with how naturally most kids take to clay. It’s a medium without mistakes- Just keep playing with it until you like what you see!  I laid out all the basics of working with clay here. Air-dry clay is nice because it doesn’t need to be fired in a kiln (a special…

Why Study Albrecht Durer- Podcast #39
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Why Study Albrecht Durer- Podcast #39

Albrecht Durer was known as the “Leonardo da Vinci of Germany,” but he was a Renaissance trendsetter in the whole European art world. His impact reached far beyond Germany, partially because he traveled to other countries, but more because his Woodblock cuts were far beyond what anyone had ever created! However, Durer wasn’t just an artist, he…

Intro to Clay
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Intro to Clay

Looking for a fun art project? How about clay!? We’ve been experimenting with clay as I create a few art lesson plans that use clay: Creating Relief Sculptures with Ghiberti Sculpting like Michelangelo We’ve tried several different varieties of clay and we’ve each found our favorites. I’m using the term ‘clay’ loosely here to mean…

Why Study Fra Angelico- Podcast #38
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Why Study Fra Angelico- Podcast #38

Fra Angelico is another great Renaissance artist. We can see the Gothic-to-Renaissance progression over the years in his works of art and have rich conversations about the underlying philosophies and worldviews that influenced art at this time. Fra Angelico’s artwork also shows some examples of foreshortening, a key drawing skill! Listen on iTunes   |   Listen on…