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

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

Themed Units

The Art of Engineering Unit

Is there anything more inspiring then studying the inspirations of the greatest innovators of all time?  I think this every year, but this year was definitely the best summer of learning fun yet, and so many of these lessons were so incredibly simple, considering we had spent the majority of our summer living out of… Continue reading The Art of Engineering Unit

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

Claude Monet for Kids
Art Appreciation

Claude Monet Activities For Kids

There was so much that went into impressionism that I spent the entire weekend reading art teacher blog, after art teacher blog compiling all the information I could fathom.  This movement was a cornerstone in art, laying the foundation of many great artists to come.  Such as Fauvism with Matisse and Kandinsky or Post-Impressionism with… Continue reading Claude Monet Activities For Kids

homeschool, Multicultural Studies

Continents and Landform- Geography for Kids

This summer we will be traveling around the world; in preparation, we needed to review our global basics! What are the continents? What are landforms? What does the word culture mean? I asked the kids over Spring Break what topics and concepts they would like to explore this summer, Li'l A was quick to answer… Continue reading Continents and Landform- Geography for Kids