You’ve been waiting, and it’s finally here! Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days, an online course for elementary students. *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Please see the disclosure for details. Find 36 lessons to add fun to your homeschool or music classroom in the newest course from Gena Mayo: Music Lessons for Holidays & Special… Read More
We all know that hands-on projects can do so much to enhance our kids’ learning, and art is a large part of that. As part of the Bible Christmas Crafts for Kids series at Thinking Kids Blog, I’ve written a guest post with a fun Stained Glass art project and devotional lesson! This time of year, it’s so important to help our kids understand the real meaning of Christmas.
Santa and presents are fun, and there are fun events that only come around once per year. And the time with family…well, it’s what memories are made of.
But this isn’t all there is. There’s so much more
I have had so much fun writing a series on artists and art history over the past few weeks! There are still a lot of artists I’d like to get to, and I’m working on some unit studies, two of which are already available in my store. In the meantime though, I wanted to share some of my favorite art… Read More
Have you ever stood in front of one of those “hidden picture” works – the ones that are supposed to have a dolphin hidden in the field of flowers or something like that? I’ve never quite been able to figure those out, but I have always had a thing for optical illusions. Those are the basis of the Op Art… Read More
When I was little, I loved comic books. This was probably because my older brother had a massive collection of them that I wasn’t allowed to touch. Like any good little sis, I had a goal of sneakily reading every one of them. Maybe that’s why I love the art of Roy Lichtenstein. It just feels fun, like being able… Read More
There are certain images that are just plain iconic. You can place them immediately, whether you see them in a museum or screen-printed on a tote bag. Monet’s Water Lilies. Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans or Marilyn Monroe Series. *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Purchasing items through these links does not change your price… Read More
For the past few weeks, I have been writing a series of lessons to help you incorporate art and art history into your day. I hope you’re having fun with them! As a bonus, I’ve designed a set of notebooking pages to go along with the study. And the great thing? You can use these with many different ages and… Read More
When I was a kid, I was strangely drawn to Jackson Pollock’s paintings. I didn’t really understand them, but I loved the energy, the color, and the movement. *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Please see the disclosure for details. I also loved the fact that I could work with the method! Art is something I love, but… Read More
So far in this series, we’ve studied several fairly well-known painters, ranging from Michelangelo to Monet. We’ve studied everything from the Northern and Italian Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. This week, we’re going to delve further into the 20th century, starting with modern art and cubism. *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Please see the disclosure for details. There are… Read More
The works of Vincent van Gogh are some of the best-known paintings in the art world. Starry Night and Sunflowers, for example, can be found everywhere from items in gift shops to picture books and children’s projects. What is fascinating, however, is his sheer range. How could the man who painted The Potato Eaters have also created Field with Poppies just a few years later?