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Cycle 3 Weeks 5 and 6 are here!

  Good morning! Here are weeks five and six for Cycle 3. Sorry things are so haphazard in regards to timing, but moving has not been as streamlined as I remembered (I’ve done this five times before, you’d think I’d know how to do this.  Of course, this is the first time moving with more […]

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You Say You Can’t Draw…But Can You Write? (This is technically a trick question…)

Between packing for our move and working on the children’s book I’m illustrating, yes, I AM working on Cycle 3 tutorials. While working on those, I ran across this fascinating quote from an 1885 report about the importance of teaching art in the 19th century American public schools.  This quote jumped out from that long […]

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Resources for Rembrandt

So, we studied Rembrandt this past week at my Classical Conversations group, and I thought you might like to see and/or use some of the resources I made for my class to illustrate the lesson. As much as I love how CC is set up, and the “Discovering Great Artists” book by MaryAnn Kohl and […]

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Okay, I Won’t Be Intimidated…But Where Do I Start Learning About Art?

If you want to explore art, explore it!  Don’t be scared of art or artists, we’re crazy, just like you.  If you’re not sure where to start, start with Daily Art. (See below).  Here are some other tools, especially if you want to expose your kids to the wonderful, crazy, amazing stories that weave through […]

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Art Seems Intimidating…But it Doesn’t Have to Be.

Hello again! So many times, I hear people saying, “Art is so intimidating, I’ll never get it”.   Case in Point: ArtPrize I grew up just outside Grand Rapids Michigan, and my parents still live there.  For three weeks every fall, the largest outdoor art festival in the world, ArtPrize, takes over the entire city.  […]

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Week 5 is DONE!!!!!!

  I should have known. I was able to knock out weeks 1-4 relatively quickly, but week 5 always kicks me around.  Which is strange, because I LOVE Perspective drawing.  It’s regular, it’s got rules, I can always draw a little house in one or two point perspective just for fun when I’m frustrated that […]

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