Home Art Studio ~ Lesson 4

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We are reviewing a fabulous home art curriculum, Home Art Studio! We are using the third grade level, so Pac and Krash can participate together. I am blogging through our art projects to help keep me {the non-art lover} accountable!

Our latest project was Op Art, which I was excited about, since it did not involve paint.

We watched the DVD before beginning, and then referred to the printed lesson plan while working. The boys were both thrilled about this one and were eager to get started.  We worked together {I helped Krash a lot, Pac worked independently} and they soon realized how much work it was going to be to color the whole thing.  Home Art Studio

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They colored about 3 lines the first day. Home Art Studio

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They came back over a period of about 2 weeks and did about 2 lines at a time and Pac finally finished, Krash was very burnt out so we finished his together.  He was so close to the end this day!Home Art Studio Op Art

 

This is a shot of Pac’s final project.  He liked the end result but was discouraged about a couple of mistakes that were not able to be erased since they were markers.  I think it is awesome and it is displayed in our dining room!Home Art Studio Op Art


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Home Art Studio ~ Lesson 3

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We are reviewing a fabulous home art curriculum, Home Art Studio! We are using the third grade level, so Pac and Krash can participate together.  I am blogging through our art projects to help keep me {the non-art lover} accountable!

This week’s project was a Vegetable Watercolor Painting, when I saw the word paint I panicked a bit. The oil pastels were also involved, as well as a pencil-I could handle those.

Since we had recently begun a garden, this was a perfect project.  We began by researching vegetables that grow underground and looking up photos of them online.  We drew simple sketches of what we saw so we wouldn’t forget what they looked like!  Krash chose to just work on a carrot, Pac chose 3 vegetables.

We watched the DVD before beginning, and then referred to the printed lesson plan while working.  From start to finish this was a pretty stressful project for me.  I don’t handle art well and this one was tricky for me for some reason ~ maybe having multiple materials going at once {paint, pastels, pencil}. The project itself was fabulous, it is just me with this whole paint = stress problem..  The boys drew their vegetables, then went over them with oil pastels, then added the watercolor.

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Here are some action shots of their work in progress…IMG_7354

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Their completed projects, I love them!   IMG_7565

Project number 4 has no paint! I am very relieved and excited!  Stay tuned!


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Home Art Studio ~ Lesson 2

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We are reviewing a fabulous home art curriculum, Home Art Studio! We are using the third grade level, so Pac and Krash can participate together.  I am blogging through our art projects to help keep me {the non-art lover} accountable!

For the 2nd project, we used pastels to make analagous pumpkins!  Here is a glimpse into our lesson book, which is printed from a PDF file.  I keep this out on the table as a reference after we watch the DVD together.IMG_6331

I was thrilled to NOT be using paint!IMG_6340

The boys were instructed to have their tertiary color wheels available for reference, as they worked on their project.IMG_6333

Both boys LOVED this project and made more than one pumpkin!IMG_6334

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I made a pumpkin also, while working with the boys.  In the end we all decided to glue them together as a collage.  Mine is in the back, Pac’s is on the right and K’s on the left.IMG_6652

PacMan didn’t want to stop and also created another pumpkin, but this time with cool colors!  We all loved how this one turned out!IMG_6648

We all loved this lesson and are looking forward to lesson number 3!


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Home Art Studio ~ Lesson 1

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When Lindsey Volin contacted me about reviewing her new home art curriculum, I was thrilled.  I do not do many reviews on my blog anymore but this particular subject is one I was researching at the time she emailed me!  I was thrilled and said YES!  She helped me decide on the third grade level, so Pac and Krash could participate together.  The projects are a bit above Krash’s level, but good for Pac who hasn’t done any art like this yet.

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The lessons are in DVD format, and also PDF format for you to print out.  I printed out all of the lessons and made a Home Art Studio notebook to refer to during our lessons.  I plan to share each project with you as we progress, partly to share and partly to keep myself accountable!  I am HORRIBLE with art, by committing to share, I force myself to actually follow through with the program!  I will also do a formal review post after we are about midway through with my thoughts on the program as a whole.  For now, enjoy a peek into art in our home!

The first lesson was to create a tertiary color wheel, which the boys loved.IMG_6075

I did not love this lesson only because of the OH SO MUCH PAINT involved.  Anxiety to the max for me—but we got through without any major blow ups!IMG_6080

I gave Krash the option to participate and he wanted to.  I couldn’t believe how well he did!IMG_6079

After day one, the boys had completed the wheels and were VERY happy!IMG_6088

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A few days later, after the wheels were dry,  they painted in their black lines,IMG_6232

and then we cut the wheels out.  IMG_6233

Fun, simple, messy, and wonderful all at the same time!  The DVD portion is quick and the boys watched it prior to doing the project.  While working, we used the printable lesson and I guided them. I love that we have both!

Stay tuned for lesson # 2, no paint involved {happier mommy who strongly dislikes paint}! 


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Something Special ~ Snow Paint & Snowmen

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I saw “snow paint” on Pinterest here for the first time and pinned it.  I finally got white shaving cream and one day just decided to go for it!  The entire project was a 2 day deal, one day for the painting, one for the building of the snowmen.

What you need:

  • white shaving cream
  • white glue
  • tempera paint {if colors are desired}
  • craft cups, or bowls for the paint mixture
  • paintbrushes
  • cardstock
  • scissors
  • paper towels, or something to wipe messes and lay under the painting area.
  • trays if you plan to let the kids play in the cream when they are done painting!
  • items to decorate snowmen {glue gun if you have one}: pipe cleaners, twigs, beans, pom poms, buttons, string, etc.
  • PATIENCE…especially if you include a toddler in this process. 

First, I cut circles out of white cardstock for the little 2, and Pac Man cut his own, using kitchen bowls to trace as templates.

We mixed the shaving cream and glue together, I didn’t measure at all, just put a little of both and stirred it up!  I used disposable craft cups.

I let each child choose if they wanted to leave their snow paint white, or add a color to it.  They all chose to add colors.  A little glob of paint made for a pretty pastel color.

I let each of them go at it and have fun painting however they want.  IMG_0565

They loved seeing how this paint made “mountains,” it was really cool!IMG_0575

We laid them all aside to dry and then the real fun began.  I gave each child a tray and squirted some shaving cream onto it and told them to have fun.  Boy, did they ever have fun!IMG_0578

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The next day, after the paint had dried, we got busy creating snowmen!  We just taped the circles together {from the back} and I put out an assortment of goodies for the children to add as they wished.IMG_0682

Ladybug was insistent on her snowman having a sad mouth…IMG_0681

I needed to use my glue gun to keep a few things on.  The white glue wasn’t cutting it for the heavier items.  Krash added twigs to his-going out to get them in the middle of it all!  Here are the finished snow painted snowmen

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Be prepared, once you show your tot shaving cream fun, s/he may bug about doing every moment form then on!  Ladybug begged me to “paint the tray white” again that night, so I let her! She was occupied for almost an hour!IMG_0664


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