Art…just the word strikes fear in my heart.
I am just not artistic.
I dreaded art class from my early days of elementary school.
While I love coloring and preschool crafts, give me something a little more challenging, and it is all over!
My word for 2016 for our homeschool is growth.
And I have decided that art will be no different.
For me, teaching art in our homeschool means we need to outsource.
I have found the perfect woman for the job. Bonus: we will not even have to leave the house.
Alisha Gratehouse offers beautiful online art courses.
The first thing that drew me into Alisha’s courses is the fact that you have lifetime access.
This means that I do not have to stress about finishing a certain project by a certain date. We can go at our own pace!
Secondly, I want my kids to love and enjoy art. Since this is not my expertise, I know that Alisha’s new course will be the perfect fit.
What are the workshops?
Some are seasonal and some are classic. She has workshops to fit it all!
Alisha’s latest workshop is titled: Mixing with the Masters – Volume One.
Mixing with the Masters will give you and your kids a FUN, hands-on way to connect with the old masters and some of their most famous works.
By becoming involved in the same processes these artists used, the elements and principles of art will come ALIVE!
In this first volume, we will study six artists from various eras and movements.
We will learn about their lives, art styles, techniques, mediums, and genres.
Then comes the fun part: We will recreate a few of their most famous pieces, giving each our own mixed media twist!
Doesn’t that sound impressive?
I will be using this program with my fourth and second graders while allowing their kindergarten sister to join in as she pleases.
Instead of just learning about art and artists, we will create a unique work of art.
The three main goals of this workshop:
- to ignite a love, even passion, for the old masters and their works
- to encourage kids and teens to actively engage in the art process and have FUN doing so
- to inspire them to utilize and further develop their own God-given creativity
Details of the workshop:
This is a 6-week e-Course which means classes will be taught via videos in a private, password-protected site.
You can watch them on your own time and adjust them to fit your family’s schedule.
This e-Course will have detailed videos and supply lists of each project. Each unique art piece will reflect the artist’s original style and intent, but we will playfully reconstruct it in our own whimsical way.
18 different art lessons altogether (3 per artist), plus 6 art challenges!
In addition to the art lessons, there will be:
- A short biographaphical video on each artist
- Printable PDF study guides
- A weekly student “challenge”
- Printable patterns and templates
- Inspirational quotes by each artist
- Suggested books, videos, and websites for further learning
- Private Facebook group in which to share students’ works of art
Volume One will feature the following artists from six different art movements:
Leonardo da Vinci – High Renaissance (available August 1, 2016)
Rembrandt van Rijn – Baroque (available August 8, 2016)
Claude Monet – Impressionism (available August 15, 2016)
Vincent van Gogh – Post-Impressionism
Pablo Picasso – Cubism
Georgia O’Keeffe – American Modernism
What other moms are saying…
“This class is so much more than I thought I was buying. I thought I would get some ebooks with pictures and written instructions, but the videos are so much better! It’s great to see exactly how to do it and get new ideas for using the media. I’ve done a lot of acrylic painting on wood, but your ideas on canvas – using a wash over the papers, using fingers to apply an edge, and dabbing with bubble wrap……wow! And for my 7-year old art buddy, this is exactly what she needs, to see the different possibilities demonstrated, complete with the ‘oops’ moments. (Please don’t ever edit those out!)” ~ Pam C.
“Thank you for your great classes online! [They are] so much fun! Thirty years ago I remember wanting to make creative things but there were not any resources available to me then for such luxuries as art. But now I can enjoy your class with my children. So wonderful!” ~ Kim H.
“Both of us had a great time with the Art of Fall Mixed Media class working together and trying new art ideas. My daughter adored the time I spent with her and I found it to be very therapeutic! The projects are explained well and the videos make them easy to try on your own… It was just plain fun! The results were excellent and made lovely display pieces.” ~ Heather W.
Join us as we learn, create, and just have plain fun!