Category Archives: Music and Art

Christmas Creations

The two-week Christmas break went by so quickly.  I felt like we were rushing to compete school work as we approached it and then it was gone.  Somehow though, the children have taken to making sure their hands got busy

Christmas Creations

The two-week Christmas break went by so quickly.  I felt like we were rushing to compete school work as we approached it and then it was gone.  Somehow though, the children have taken to making sure their hands got busy

Keeping Busy with “Handy” Crafts

The child is only truly educated who can use his hands as truly as his head, for to neglect one part of our being injures the whole, and the learned book-worm who is ignorant of the uses of a screwdriver,

Keeping Busy with “Handy” Crafts

The child is only truly educated who can use his hands as truly as his head, for to neglect one part of our being injures the whole, and the learned book-worm who is ignorant of the uses of a screwdriver,

Artsy Update

Bringing you up to speed on our progress with the Artistic Pursuits series following my In Pursuit of Art and fine Art: an update posts.  We have almost completed a second school year with the program.  In particular, here is what the

Artsy Update

Bringing you up to speed on our progress with the Artistic Pursuits series following my In Pursuit of Art and fine Art: an update posts.  We have almost completed a second school year with the program.  In particular, here is what the

fine Art: an update

As follow up to my beginning-of-the-schoolyear post “In Pursuit of Art” about an art  program discovery, I am posting some of the children’s work to date.  We are nearing the middle of our year.  Indeed, this is art that is

fine Art: an update

As follow up to my beginning-of-the-schoolyear post “In Pursuit of Art” about an art  program discovery, I am posting some of the children’s work to date.  We are nearing the middle of our year.  Indeed, this is art that is

In Pursuit of Art

My children have always been inclined to artistic pursuits.  However, until recently, we have been unable to spend time on art regularly and throughout the whole school year.  And this was not due to the lack of good art resources

In Pursuit of Art

My children have always been inclined to artistic pursuits.  However, until recently, we have been unable to spend time on art regularly and throughout the whole school year.  And this was not due to the lack of good art resources

Art is Fun: Watercolor

This school year, we had planned for my 5th grader to spend some time on the three art skill areas of drawing, painting, and sculpting.  We began with the Klutz book Watercolor: For the Artistically Undiscovered especially since it is open and go.

Art is Fun: Watercolor

This school year, we had planned for my 5th grader to spend some time on the three art skill areas of drawing, painting, and sculpting.  We began with the Klutz book Watercolor: For the Artistically Undiscovered especially since it is open and go.

Heavy Weeks

The last couple of weeks, my high schoolers have reached a point in their study of Tapestry of Grace Year 4 (20th Century) where they had to tackle World War I.  Quite a heavy topic, indeed, as they discussed history with

Heavy Weeks

The last couple of weeks, my high schoolers have reached a point in their study of Tapestry of Grace Year 4 (20th Century) where they had to tackle World War I.  Quite a heavy topic, indeed, as they discussed history with