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Chinese New Year pARTy

5th grader

I know Chinese New Year was January 31 this year, but when I found this Chinese Dragon painting project, we decided to make a homeschool pARTy of it, even if it was in March. A day of history and culture

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Blind Contour Drawings: Homeschool Art Lessons

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One of my favorite drawing techniques is blind contour drawing, drawing the outline of an object or person without looking at your paper, so I thought it’d be a fun end to our focus on lines. Using the blind contour drawing

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Lines and Bad Hair Drawings: Homeschool Art Lessons

5th grader

Last month we started concentrating on Lines. To begin, we talked about the types of lines and where in life you see each line. I created this basic worksheet (TypesofLines) for the kids to fill in as we talked about the

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Valentine’s Day Pop-Art: A Homeschool Art Lesson

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At the last minute, I threw in a project for Valentine’s Day because I found this great lesson on KidsArtists.blogspot.com about pop-art artist Burton Morris. The project in the lesson involves having the kids do a piece in Morris‘ style

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Georgia O’Keeffe: A Homeschool Art Lesson

5th grader

We started off the new year studying my favorite artist – Georgia O’Keeffe. To begin the lesson, I handed books out about O’Keeffe for the kids to look at and asked them to tell me what they observed about her

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Kandinsky and free Abstract day: Homeschool Art Lessons

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Wassily Kandinsky: Concentric Circles After Beginning Color Theory, our next lesson was about Kandinsky. Unlike when we studied Picasso, I was able to pass out books of Kandinsky’s work and let the kids browse through them. I asked them to

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Beginning Color Theory: Homeschool Art Lessons

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In December our little homeschool class started working with paint in conjunction with color theory and our continuing study of Abstract artists.   Color Theory It’s one thing to be able to name the primary colors and what colors are

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Pablo Picasso: Homeschool Art Lessons

5th grader

We got a late start on art this year so my first lesson wasn’t until mid-November. I chose Pablo Picasso as our first artist to study because he had so many styles and used different mediums. He’s well-known and I thought

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Becoming an Art Teacher

In our campaign to help our 10-year-old son get his mojo back and become engaged and interested in life again, we decided to homeschool him. Probably sounds like a crazy idea in the face of all we have to do

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