Art

Drawing in Challenge: How to Avoid Tears and Enjoy Learning
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Drawing in Challenge: How to Avoid Tears and Enjoy Learning

Our family has been using the Classical Conversations curriculum since 2012, but this fall (2020) will be our first year in the Challenge level! As my oldest moves into 7th grade, I find myself having to re-work the way I approach school with my son. Among the many exciting changes is the introduction of a…

Art Resources
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Art Resources

I love the spirit of generosity I’m seeing among so many online businesses right now. Knowing that there are a bunch of people stuck at home, feeling a little confused on how to act, and maybe a little anxious, many businesses have made extra resources free for you while we all weather this ‘storm’ of…

Why Study Vincent Van Gogh? Podcast #62
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Why Study Vincent Van Gogh? Podcast #62

Vincent van Gogh is one of the best-known artists of all time. He’s known for his unique style and strangely beautiful works and art, but also for his short, tragic life. Today we’re talking about van Gogh and what we love about his art. OR, Listen on:  iTunes  |  Google Play  |  Stitcher  Help! I’m not sure how to listen to…

Why Study Berthe Morisot? Podcast #61
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Why Study Berthe Morisot? Podcast #61

Today we’re talking about one of the most famous female Impressionists: Berthe Morisot. Initially, she gave up on getting married and having kids so she could pursue her career as an artist. However, she later met a fellow artist who helped her keep painting while she married him and had a daughter. OR, Listen on:  iTunes  |  Google Play  |  Stitcher …

Why Study Claude Monet? Podcast #60
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Why Study Claude Monet? Podcast #60

Monet is probably the most famous Impressionist and he’s known for his beautiful depictions nature, particularly waterlilies. Join us as we chat about his life and his works of art. What Can We Learn from Monet? Practice, practice, practice! Monet painted the same subject over and over! Try plein-air painting! Be persistent in your craft….

Why Study Degas? – Podcast #59
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Why Study Degas? – Podcast #59

This unusual Impressionist didn’t enjoy plein-air painting (painting outside) or the airy natural light. Instead, he sketched and then returned to his studio to paint. He’s most famous for his paintings of ballet dancers, but he also painted everyday people in the city and action scenes from polo games! In fact, he was incredibly skilled…

Why Study Gainsborough? Podcast #58
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Why Study Gainsborough? Podcast #58

Thomas Gainsborough ( 1727-1788) was a life-long painter who loved creating magnificent landscapes but found they didn’t sell well. Instead, he paid the bills with portraits until he started combining the two into unique portraits with idealistic landscapes in the background. This made him England’s most famous portrait painter and the King and Queen’s favorite…

The Personal Renaissance Mindset- Part 1- Podcast #55
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The Personal Renaissance Mindset- Part 1- Podcast #55

We love telling all about our own personal renaissance activities each episode (the things we’re learning and creating)- But how can we foster this mindset of a lifelong love of learning in ourselves and in our children? We’ve thought up a few keys and wanted to share them with you! Elements of A Personal Renaissance…