Starry Night Art Project and Home Art Studio Giveaway

We have been using Home Art Studio for a long time now.  You can see all of the projects I have blogged about here!

It took me awhile to get in the art-groove this school year as we went through some transitions. My kids were excited to get back to work! We recently used the 3rd grade DVD for a project that I included all 3 kids in on! That’s one of the things I love about this program, I can easily pick a project I think all three of my kids can do.  If I want them to work individually I can do that too, totally flexible!

I knew it would be messy, but I decided to give Starry Night a try with all three {K, 3rd, 7th}.

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I learned early on to gather the supplies ahead of time.  I am not an art-lover so I must be prepared to save my sanity. The printable lessons really help so I know what we need even before we watch the DVD lesson together.

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After we watched the DVD lesson all together, we went to the table to work.  I must be honest and let you know that I pre-prepared the shaving cream base for each child.  My sanity couldn’t handle them all ding this at once.

I did drizzle their paint but they did all of the stirring and mixing.

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We were all VERY impressed with the beauty before we even got to the paper part of the project!

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Making the marbleized paper for the background was messy, for sure but the result was beautiful!

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Ladybug drew her own city skyline and I cut it out for her.  She insisted that “Starry Night” needed star stickers. I think she’s right.

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The boys drew and cut their own city skylines and glued them on.  All kids were very pleased with the results!

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Home Art Studio Giveaway!

Home Art Studio is an award winning DVD/ROM based art education program, taught by Lindsey Volin,  designed for homeschooling families. Every fun art project teaches students experience, but who want to ensure that their children receive a well-rounded arts education.

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Home Art Studio ~ Falling

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We were given Home Art Studio to review over a year ago and are still using it! It is a great home art curriculum, we are happy to have it! This lesson, Falling Back in Space, is from the 3rd grade DVD, which I am still completing with PacMan.  Yes, I know I am slow and I do tend to avoid art. I am trying though!

He watched the DVD with me and decided he wanted to make himself falling back into the ocean instead of space.  Overall it took 3 different days to complete this project, to allow things to dry.

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I just love how it turned out, and how he added his own creative touches to it.

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Home Art Studio ~ Peacock

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We were given Home Art Studio to review over a year ago and are still using it! It is a great home art curriculum, we are happy to have it! This lesson, creating a peacock, is from the 1st grade DVD, which I chose to just do with Krash instead of all of the kids.  I need to save my sanity.

On day 1, he watched the DVD lesson, which taught him not only the art procedure, but also about peafowl.  He learned that only the males are called peacocks!

We then went to the table where he drew his outlines and painted the base of the peacock.

We did experience a minor setback, as all of my kids struggle when they can’t draw as well as the teacher. He had a bit of a breakdown which resulted in a hug and some pep talking from me.

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He wanted to start over and I let him.  He wasn’t completely thrilled with his second drawing either but was able to accept it and have fun from that point on. 

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On the second day, he added the stripes, eye, and circles.

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One lovely peacock! He was happy with the end result, and I am glad he stuck with it, I love his peacock!

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Home Art Studio Weaving

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We are reviewing a fabulous home art curriculum, Home Art Studio! We were using just the third grade level, but recently got the 1st grade kit to review also. I am blogging through our art projects to help keep me {the non-art lover} accountable, and also so I can prove to my kids that we DID do art!

Our latest project was Weaving, which I was excited about, although it did involve paint {which I normally dislike}. This is the second project on the 1st grade DVD, and is broken into 2 lessons. We watched the DVD before beginning, and then referred to the printed lesson plan while working.

On day 1, we painted…

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Ladybug joined us on painting day and really got into it, she loves paint!Home Art Studio Weaving-8550

On Day 2, we watched the 2nd part of the lesson on the DVD and did our weaving together…Home Art Studio Weaving-8714

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Ladybug was resting, so I cut her strips for her and did it with her later, but the boys both finished theirs and LOVED them!  This was a really fun lesson!Home Art Studio Weaving-8728


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Home Art Studio ~ Rollercoasters

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We are reviewing a fabulous home art curriculum, Home Art Studio! We were using just the third grade level, but recently got the 1st grade kit to review also. I am blogging through our art projects to help keep me {the non-art lover} accountable, and also so I can prove to my kids that we DID do art!

Our latest project was Rollercoasters, which again I was excited about, since it seemed pretty simple and fun. This is the first project on the 1st grade DVD.  We watched the DVD before beginning, and then referred to the printed lesson plan while working. On the DVD they enjoyed seeing real rollercoasters!

This was another project I knew Ladybug could participate in.  I cut out her strips and she drew the black lines on and told me where to glue stuff.  I helped her a lot, but she loved every moment of the project and the end result!Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3619

Krash was extremely into this one, he LOVED it!Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3643

He worked long after the other two, making many track pieces on his own and working hard to construct his coaster.  I didn’t help him one bit with it!Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3649

Naming the coasters was a part of the project too, Krash chose “King Coaster” for his.Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3658

Pac loves art, so he jumped at the chance to join us and completed his coaster on his own too.Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3652

The completed coasters with the happy bunch {happy because they love doing art projects}!Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3659

Since I know these won’t keep forever, I took a picture of each one for the kids, this is Ladybug’s, “Bat Coaster.”Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3665

Krash’s “King Coaster,” I love how he connected all of his pieces so thoughtfully!Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3667

Finally, PacMan’s “Stealth Raptor.”Home Art Studio Rollercoasters-3670

Yay!  No paint again!  I am going to lose it when paint comes back into the art project time!


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