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Learning the Art Basics: Colour Theory

This is a copy of Lillie’s eighth art lesson, which was all about colour theory. The final task was to create a colour still life of fruit. She loved this lesson and learnt such a lot that she will be able to apply to her jewellery making in the future. This time, instead of a… Continue reading Learning the Art Basics: Colour Theory

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 79

I woke up this morning to the littles almost done with their workbooks for the day. Apparently they’d been up early and organised their day. Hmmm. I’m fairly certain that was my job to do? Actually, they’d only planned up to the end of their work books. Y’know, dress, teeth, hair, breakfast, workbooks… Not sure… Continue reading A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 79

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir {Impressionist}

Last term Lillie spent a few happy weeks learning all about the Impressionist painters.  She has included Renoir, Seurat, Degas and Monet.  She studied one of these artists for two weeks.  This week’s artist is Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Pierre-Auguste Renoir Resources Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French painter who was instrumental in starting the impressionist movement of… Continue reading Pierre-Auguste Renoir {Impressionist}

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 80

Sometimes the day starts skewered, and today was that day. I woke at the fairly respectable time of seven. Within minutes I had Lillie telling me she was leaving for work, Charlotte bathed and fully dressed with chores completed joking about with an also fully dressed Thomas asking me which weekly chores I wanted him… Continue reading A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 80

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Charcoal Self Portrait {Learning the Art Basics}

This lesson Lillie had to draw a charcoal self portrait.  Charcoal is a tricky medium to use because detail is fairly hard to achieve.  Lil did lots of preparatory work and created a lovely self portrait.  She received 95% for the lesson, along with lots of ideas for her to try out.  The self portrait… Continue reading Charcoal Self Portrait {Learning the Art Basics}

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Edgar Degas {Impressionist}

For her project last term Lillie learnt all about the Impressionist painters.  She studied one artist for two weeks.  The latest has been Edgar Degas, which was very nearly a disaster!  But Lillie came up trumps and I think we both agreed that this was one of her best studies 🙂 Edgar Degas: General Resources… Continue reading Edgar Degas {Impressionist}

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Drawing Cutlery {Learning the Art Basics}

Lesson five was all about drawing cutlery.  The actual purpose wasn’t that one needs to become a connoisseur at drawing a knife and fork; no, the real reason why learning to draw cutlery is so important is on account of its shiny surface.  Shiny, reflective surfaces are notoriously difficult to capture accurately and the artist… Continue reading Drawing Cutlery {Learning the Art Basics}

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Portraiture {Learning the Art Basics}

This post will describe all of Lillie’s portraiture work. Lillie is doing so incredibly well with her art.  We requested a change of tutor, not because there was anything wrong with the one we had, but because we wanted more input into what Lil was doing well and what she needed to improve upon.  We… Continue reading Portraiture {Learning the Art Basics}

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Simple Art Study: Hicks

L13 is currently working her way through a simple study of the great artists.  She studies one artist per week and her goal is to learn one new technique with each study.  A couple of weeks ago she studied Edward Hicks using the excellent and free art lessons from Concordia University: I downloaded the lesson, which… Continue reading Simple Art Study: Hicks

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Simple Art Study: Reynolds

L13 is currently working her way through a simple study of the great artists.  She studies one artist per week and her goal is to learn one new technique with each study.  A couple of weeks ago she studied Sir Joshua Reynolds using the excellent and free art lessons from Concordia University: The lesson, which I… Continue reading Simple Art Study: Reynolds

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First Day of Home School 2021

This year I have one teen in work and living away from home, happy in his job as junior worship pastor. Our eldest twin is starting art university – Lillie received a distinction in her Foundation diploma which along with her diploma in Photography gave her the equivalent UCAS points to three A* A Levels!… Continue reading First Day of Home School 2021

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South America Unit Study

Yeeeehaa!  My unit study all about South America and the rainforest is done and dusted and is now posted all in one place 🙂  Enjoy! Part 1: South America: Learning through Literature Part 2: Project Based Learning: South American Animals Part 3: South America Adventure box  Part 4: Where in the World?   Part 5:… Continue reading South America Unit Study

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Simple Art Study: Norman Rockwell

L13 is currently working her way through a simple study of the great artists.  She studies one artist per week and her goal is to learn one new technique with each study.  Recently, she studied Norman Rockwell using the excellent and free art lessons from Concordia University: The lesson, which I downloaded and printed out for… Continue reading Simple Art Study: Norman Rockwell

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Black Ships Before Troy {Book Review}

Over the last few weeks I have been reading Black Ships Before Troy to my younger girls during our morning time together. Written by well-known historical writer, Rosemary Sutcliff, this retelling of Homer’s Illiad, is beautifully illustrated by Alan Lee (concept artist for The Lord of the Rings). As you can see, our copy is… Continue reading Black Ships Before Troy {Book Review}

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Graphite Still Life {Learning the Art Basics}

This lesson was a simple graphite still life.  And honestly, I think if Lil had just done the still life that would have been okay.  Thing is, she has me as a mother, and being art and all….well I can’t seem to help myself, I must tinker!  This means what should have been an quick… Continue reading Graphite Still Life {Learning the Art Basics}

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