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
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?
When I was a little girl, I loved the ballet. I took classes when my family’s budget would allow, and when that wasn’t possible, I listened to music from performances and looked at pictures of dancers every chance I got.
Edgar Degas’ renditions of dancers were among my early favorites! I didn’t really understand everything that went into them, but I loved looking at his dancers. They were graceful, beautiful, flowy, and strong…but they were also real. He somehow managed to capture both the fantasy of the ballet and the reality of the dancer’s lives.
How he did this is really an interesting story!
“Charlotte Mason” is a term that is often heard in homeschool circles, but for many new families, it is a bit of a foreign concept. With terms like “living books,” “twaddle,” “Mother culture,” and “gentle learning,” it can seem a bit overwhelming to figure out.
Never fear, I’m here to help.