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Art Appreciation

Jazz Lesson For Kids of All Ages

Jazz music pumps through my speakers in our home throughout the day, everyday.  Houston bred, I feel a near spiritual connection with it, and when it place I feel as if I can hear the echoed songs of my late grandfather's soul. So, we just concluded a week of exploring four different music genres at… Continue reading Jazz Lesson For Kids of All Ages

Art Appreciation

Andy Warhol Inspired Activities for Kids

 Andy Warhol's talents have been questions, criticized and ridiculed through the decades as being in-genuine, unoriginal, and 'not his'.  This week we are going to explore not only the techniques of Warhol, but study the world events that surrounded his life.  With all things considered, at the end of the week, I'm going to ask… Continue reading Andy Warhol Inspired Activities for Kids

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Art Appreciation

Henri Matisse Acitivities for Kids of All Ages

I cannot iterate how much all ages of kids loved this week's Henri Matisse inspired activities. Each unique piece was simple enough to instill confidence and came out with the perfection to inspire even the most creatively timid to want to create more! This week was spent with so many smiles, and so much excitement… Continue reading Henri Matisse Acitivities for Kids of All Ages

Art Appreciation, Learning Resources

6 Favorite Art Supplies That Cure Summer Boredom

For several years now the kids and I have been through a sea of different art projects and supplies as we explore the world around us each summer and school year.   Although it is fun to find exciting new supplies the kids have our basic staples that seem to get us through just about any… Continue reading 6 Favorite Art Supplies That Cure Summer Boredom

Art Appreciation, homeschool

Pablo Picasso Activities for Kids of All Ages

My oldest has been begging to study Pablo Picasso for two years now, and finally he has gotten his wish.  "Cubism," he answers for every question that is style related in art...even if it is wrong, and I know he was so ready to be right.  Picasso though sold over a thousand paintings in over… Continue reading Pablo Picasso Activities for Kids of All Ages

Piet Mondrian Activities
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4 Piet Mondrian Activities For Kids

Piet Mondrian, a man who was raised to breathe, sleep, and devour art by his father, and who seemed to regurgitate the exact replicas of the masters who came before him.  That is until he broke away and became his own man.  He found great influence by his stint in Paris and friendship with Vincent… Continue reading 4 Piet Mondrian Activities For Kids

Art Appreciation, homeschool

Michelangelo & Artists of The Renaissance Activities for Kids

And as we enter day two of our unit, so do we also enter the Renaissance.  My Favorite time of history!   Art is a big part of engineering, and so a study of a famous artist, or two, is important to understanding the big picture of innovation.  You as instructor do not have to study… Continue reading Michelangelo & Artists of The Renaissance Activities for Kids

Art Appreciation

5 Fun Activities That Introduce The Art Basics to Kids

Before diving into a week-by-week, artist-by-artist study this past summer I wanted to first give the kids an opportunity to become familiar with the supplies and practices we would be engaging in for the rest of our hot summer afternoons. The idea of this week was to instill the basic boundaries of knowledge that would… Continue reading 5 Fun Activities That Introduce The Art Basics to Kids

Art Appreciation

5 Fun Grandma Moses Folk Art Activities For Kids

I can't say the kids were one hundred percent ecstatic when I introduced the idea of studying a "Grandma Moses" this week. Perhaps it was the name, or maybe it was the seemingly simple skills that may appear at first glance to go into her landscapes.  Whatever the case, as we began to dig they… Continue reading 5 Fun Grandma Moses Folk Art Activities For Kids

Art Appreciation, homeschool

Georgia O’Keeffe Activities For Kids

I planned Georgia O'Keeffe activities this week solely due to our mornings being filled with activities revolving around mummies, pyramids, and dances along the Nile.  I wanted to stick to the idea of deserts, and it also allowed for a bonus opportunity to discuss the differences in varying deserts from the soft sands of the… Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe Activities For Kids