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The kids are thriving and gaing new art skills and learning new art terms using my Storybook Artist Curriculum. We just finished our 2 weeks studying about the storybook artist Ashley Bryan. The kids were rather skeptical going into this section of the curriculum since the artwork by Ashley Bryan has a different look and feel to it than that of other storybook artists....

This unit is a fantastic example as to why I have created my Storybook Artist Curriculum. We just finished our 2 weeks studying about the storybook artist Quentin Blake. I had a passion when creating this curriculum back in January of this year but there are times that you just do not know how something is going to play out when used in the real world. These last...

I was tempted a few years ago to purchase a very expensive pack of painting texture tools at Lakeshore Learning. While what I have created in no which way competes with the longevity of the kit they sell we have enjoyed ours. I have found over the years that I end up having to make 2-4 sets per school year but it still amounts to a huge savings to our homeschool...

Every school year we seem to do some sort of whale unit study. This school year is no exception. I gave the kids my list of unit studies that we are going to cover this school year and hands down they both wanted to start the school year off with the whale unit study. We did this fantastic whale lapbook that you can find over at the fabulous Homeschool Share website. I...

I have been so excited to finally sink my teeth into my newly created Storybook Artist Curriculum. We just finished our first 2 weeks studying about the storybook artist Mitsumasa Anno. Beck and Elizabeth both studied the artwork throughout the storybook Anno’s Magic Seeds. This was a touching moment for me both as their mother and teacher was when they giggled...

If you are using my Storybook Artist Unit Study I wanted to let you know that it appears one of my original links in the Quentin Blake unit study has been moved. It has the appearance that his website is going through some construction and perhaps updating. The link you are referred to in the first lesson of this unit study should now be changed to:  http://www.quentinblake.com/en/meet-qb/bio The...

During the 2012-2013 school year most of our art studies we focus on using the Storybook Artists curriculum that I have created. I am hoping that this will create a fun, yet informative, way of looking at art for the kids (especially for our son who is not interested in art at all, but seems to has a passion for reading). I do want to make sure that the children’s...

I am so excited to share this curriculum I have created with everyone! This current school year I tried an art study curriculum that gave a lot of useful information, but our family found it to be very cut and dry. It lacked imagination and creativity in my opinion. From my experiences almost any core curriculum for history will dabble and teach the basics of art...

I found this wonderful idea today over at Muffin Tin Mom. This makes my day since now I can finally justify buying my Pumpkin Spice Latte’s to my husband as school supplies 🙂 lol. I am definetly going to try this with the kids this week. What a creative idea! Pop on over to Muffin Tin Mom to read about her No-Spill Paint Cups idea ...

  Every Fall our family does this art project. I thought that at 7 years old our son would not want to participate in this art project this year. To my surprise he begged to do it first thing in the school day once he saw it on my lesson plan pages. Although this project is simple the end result is so cute!   You will need to get out:   –         1 piece of white construction paper –         a small rectangle of brown construction...

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