Mandarin Chinese has been a foundational part of Aveline’s educational experience for years. In fact, six out of seven days of the week involve some sort of Chinese learning, and she’s spent spent every Saturday at Chinese school for the past 9 years. (Josiah, her faithful chauffeur, is a saint. And Aveline is incredibly devoted and focused, because she’s the only one in our family who speaks Chinese.)Continue reading “Teaching Chinese Brush Painting in your Homeschool”
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‘Natural World Workshop’ Gouache Painting Review
Our homeschool tends toward the colorful and the eclectic. We’re over here doing copywork in Prismacolor and jazzing things up by printing assignments on neon paper. Art projects, shelves of books in rainbow order, and primary-colored Lego bricks abound. Even when everything is tidy and cozy and organized, there is color.
In the summer, I take color for granted. But as the year creeps on and monochromatic gray takes over the landscape, I find myself craving color’s rich gifts more and more. Color brings hope, cheer, and has the power to transform.
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Teach Art Appreciation with a 365-Day Calendar
Homeschoolers make art appreciation too complicated — too fussy, too drawn out, too obscure. I see so many questions in forums and Facebook groups, posted by moms wholly intimidated by the idea of teaching art to their children.
Here’s the thing: you don’t have to tackle all the art at once.
You don’t have to learn how to draw like Leonardo da Vinci.
You don’t have to be an art historian.
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How to Study Art History with Kids: FREE Printable
Figuring out how to study art with kids doesn’t have to be complicated. This free, no-strings-attached printable provides art history discussion prompts you can use with any piece of art you encounter in your homeschool studies.
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