Category Archives: Art

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Among my recent writing projects have been some new pieces over at TheHomeSchoolMom.com. Join me at THSM to read about using movies as part of a literature curriculum and creating and using a library of field guides — a great … Continue reading

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Art: Glass Fusing

We went with some homeschool friends to All Fired Up ceramics studio to get creative. We decided to make some fused glass mosaic pieces. With fused glass, you use pre-cut pieces of glass or snip your own glass shapes and … Continue reading

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The Homeschool Table

Homeschooling families should keep fresh fruit available on the kitchen table as a nutritious and convenient snack. Seriously, this is one of Nick’s projects from today’s art class. And this painting is his other project.

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Drawing on a Friend’s Recommendation: Free Animation Software

Through the time warped weirdness of technology, this hint pointing you toward Pencil–a cool free and creative computer animation program you and your kids will enjoy–is brought to you by Steve Ogden. I think it was in 1980 when I … Continue reading

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Art Lessons and Arm Wrestling

Nick’s enjoying a bountiful, boyful art class with some friends several times a month. He likes his art teacher, who tells wonderful stories from her travels around the world as the kids create. One of the things Nick enjoys most … Continue reading

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