Home Art Studio ~ Peacock

Home Art Studio

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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Draw, Write, Now Book 4 Printables

Draw, Write, Now Book 4 Printables 

I am continuing to plow through creating the Draw, Write, Now printables and recently got book 4 completed and will be completing the rest of the books, I promise!

Book 4 has some fun themes; The Polar Regions, The Arctic, The Antarctic . If you aren’t familiar with Draw, Write, Now, you can see the post I wrote last year when we gave a set away and learn more about them!

You may remember me sharing Book 1 last year, and the printables to go along.  These printables are exactly the same, two different options.  One for tracing, one for copying.  Both have the same drawing space.

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Visit the new webpage I created to host these printables to download this set and the book 1 set!Draw-Write-Now-Printables42

Thanks to Barker Creek Publishing for their permission to share these with my readers!

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Draw, Write, Now Book 3 Printables

Draw, Write, Now Book 3 Printables 

I am continuing to plow through creating the Draw, Write, Now printables and recently got book 3 completed and have plans to complete the rest of the books, hopefully this summer!

Book 3 has some fun themes; Native Americans, North America, and Pilgrims. If you aren’t familiar with Draw, Write, Now, you can see the post I wrote last year when we gave a set away and learn more about them!

You may remember me sharing Book 1 last year, and the printables to go along.  These printables are exactly the same, two different options.  One for tracing, one for copying.  Both have the same drawing space.

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Visit the new webpage I created to host these printables to download this set and the book 1 set!Draw-Write-Now-Printables4

Thanks to Barker Creek Publishing for their permission to share these with my readers!

Draw, Write, Now ~ Book 2 Printables

Draw, Write, Now Book 2 Printables

Many of you have asked for more Draw, Write, Now printables and finally I got book 2 completed and have plans to complete the rest of the books, hopefully this summer!

Book 2 has some fun themes; Christopher Columbus, Autumn Harvest, and The Weather. If you aren’t familiar with Draw, Write, Now, you can see the post I wrote last year when we gave a set away and learn more about them!

You may remember me sharing Book 1 last year, and the printables to go along.  These printables are exactly the same, two different options.  One for tracing, one for copying.  Both have the same drawing space.

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Visit the new webpage I created to host these printables to download this set and the book 1 set!Draw, Write, Now Printables

Thanks to Barker Creek Publishing for their permission to share these with my readers!

Home Art Studio Weaving

Home Art Studio

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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