Drawing Basics

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…

Making a Statement with Grant Wood’s American Gothic (C3W6)
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Making a Statement with Grant Wood’s American Gothic (C3W6)

In the 6th week of each year, we have a final drawing project to finish our six-week fine arts unit on drawing. This coming year (Classical Conversations, Cycle 3) we’ll be making an altered version of Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Even if you don’t recognize the name, I’m sure you’ve seen the painting. It has a woman…

Drawing Basic Shapes with American Landmarks (C3W1)
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Drawing Basic Shapes with American Landmarks (C3W1)

I’m excited to start another year in our homeschool community learning about the fundamentals of drawing. We’ll start week 1 working with basic shapes. Understanding how to see something as a collection of its basic shapes is a fundamental skill when drawing. In Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes, she talks about “the five basic…

Six All American Drawing Projects for Your Classroom
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Six All American Drawing Projects for Your Classroom

Thank you all for all your encouragement and support over the last few months! You guys are so kind and I just love hearing and seeing all the art projects you’re doing in your classrooms. We’re winding down our homeschool year and I’ve been focused on planning the art curriculum for next year! We’ll be…