The Fine Art of Homeschooling

This homeschooling family is tackling a subject that often falls by the wayside when the schedule is tight. ART! My secret to avoid neglecting those back burner subjects is simple. Invite a few families to join us each week. Nothing like a little accountability to put the pressure on!. In typical DIY fashion, we jumped right into a subject that we know very little about, and resolved to learn it together.
Week one was devoted to defining art and discussing why it is important for any given culture. Our studio time was spent designing our own personal logos which will eventually be digitally enhanced and applied to homemade art portfolios.

White duct tape and poster boards were used to construct these handy dandy carriers to hold 2 dimensional projects. Foam board would probably be more sturdy, but money and space are scarce these days. The poster boards came in a 10 pack from Wally World at a cost of $3.67.  We picked up sketch pads and water color tablets from Hobby Lobby using 40% discount coupons. Not so hard on the budget, even with 5 kids to supply.

This week we hosted 5 families with a total of  14 participating kids. The number one goal was to have fun broadening our knowledge of fine arts terminology and creating  Still Life Sketches Emphasizing Line, Shape and Color (Art in Focus).

 From the looks of these smiles, I'd say it was a successful venture.

 Next week we will wet the palettes with acrylic paint and venture into abstract designs. This is too much fun to be considered schoolwork. Looking forward to posting some samples of this gang's creativity throughout the year. Why don't you send us some of your own art projects so we can compare notes and share ideas? I'd love to see what other home educators are up to.


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