Tag: art

Vote for Max’s tee shirt art!

Max has entered her original artwork in the Threadless tee shirt contest. Help this design get printed on Threadless by scoring it. If Max’s design is chosen to be printed she will get $2,500 in cash and prizes. Help spread the word and give Max a 5!

Open for art 24/7

Art in the homeschool is often feared, and sometimes ignored. With a background in art, my approach to teaching art is a bit different. Creativity isn’t something you can schedule for one hour a week. The urge to be creative comes and goes, so you need to be ready when those creative juices start to…

2000 years of Vatican art and history

Coming to St. Louis! From the Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith & Art: Michelangelo items and works by Bernini, Giotto, and others. Objects dating back to the first century. From the venerated relics (bone fragments) of Saint Peter and Saint Paul to personal items of Pope John Paul II, this exhibit comprises one of…

Scrap Gowns blog

For some time now, Max has been creating costumes and gowns from various fabrics and unwanted dress parts. She is a very good seamstress and designer. She came up with the idea of Scrap Gowns, a blog that documents her scrap gown creations. So, for 10th grade Art this year, I assigned Max her blog.…

Brass Rubbings

Yesterday, at our homeschool co-op, our art teacher brought in 5 reproductions of brass English tomb markers from the 1300’s to the 1600’s. With black rag paper and special metallic crayons students and moms made rubbings of these ornate historic figures.