Author Archives: Renee Lannan's blog

About Renee Lannan's blog

I live, write, teach and enjoy life from a place of hope and a belief in miracles from seeing first-hand the depths of redemption

Jim Davis Art Lesson

I used this lesson below for my Masters class (ages 10-13) at my local Classical Conversations campus three years ago. For week 18, learning from the masters, the curriculum veers into the contemporary era and focuses on cartooning (much to the joy of this age of students)! Continue reading

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Lichtenstein, Pop Art Lesson

For this lesson on Lichtenstein and his 1960s comics’-inspired art, I thought a smaller-scale project would work better than what the Discovering Great Artists book suggests (considering time and space). Continue reading

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Looking for Readers for My Novel

Love to read contemporary/literary fiction about family secrets, marriage and forgiveness? I’m looking for volunteer readers to let me know what works and if I’m really done with this novel yet! Continue reading

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Andrew Wyeth lesson

The goal is to use watercolor to create a winter outdoor scene using dried glue–an easy method to create the illusion of snowflakes. Continue reading

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Georgia O’Keefe lesson

Three years ago, this lesson was used in my Masters class (kids ages 10-13) for Fine Arts, week 15 of cycle 3 for Classical Conversations, but really, I would do this project with even apprentices (ages 6-7). Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell lesson

I created this lesson three years ago for my class of 10-13-year-olds, and I chose to make the lesson about facial expressions, just one of Rockwell’s ingredients to make his magic. Continue reading

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When You’re Expecting During the Holidays (and how others can help)

9 things for you–and your family and friends–to consider. Things that makes having a baby around the December/January holidays different than having a baby at any other time of year. Continue reading

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