The past couple of weeks we have been saving Fridays for art and loving it. It’s so easy to push the “extras” to the fringes such that they get dropped when the basics end up taking all our time and energy. But we drop art and creative pursuits around here, it’s like the energy has been sucked out of the room.
We’ve been doing English and math early Friday mornings and setting aside the rest of the day for art.
Not only are we not shoving art off the schedule, but we’re finding that we are sneaking it into the schedule more often. Finish the history lesson early today? How about another art project?
Here’s a peek at some of what we have been creating.
These are just a few of things we have been creating these days with the help of an art program I’ll be reviewing next month. I am running out of wall space to hang pictures---I knew having so many bookcases for our home library was a mistake! Not enough blank wall space!
If you want to take a look at the program we’ll be reviewing, it’s Creating a Masterpiece.
I also came across this fun looking set of free art video lessons and project ideas from Sharon Jeffus and Rainbow Resource Center. If you are looking to add a little something without much investment, they might fit the bill for you. The lessons discuss some of the great masterpieces as well as elements of art and there are even free downloadable pdfs. I think they would be a great addition to the other free art resources that I’ve included in my ultimate list.
Have you been doing any fun art lately? I’d love to see---leave me a comment with a link to your artwork!
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