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Morisot and Painting Texture

For the final lesson in our Fine Arts unit on famous painters (CC Cycle 2, week 18) we are taking a look at Berthe Morisot–another French Impressionist. Continue reading

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Degas with Chalk

…my favorite project so far for the year… Continue reading

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Teaching a Monet Landscape

In this lesson (week 14 for Fine Arts in Classical Conversations curriculum), the entire idea of Impressionism receives its debut. Continue reading

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Teaching Gainesborough, Master English Painter

Here we will study a little about Thomas Gainesborough, an English painter who lived in the 18th century, and I’ll walk you through my lesson of a painting project for students. Continue reading

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“Multiple Choice” Final Drawing Project, Week 6, Classical Conversations

I’ve seen a lot of panic over the years about the week 6 final drawing project for Classical Conversations communities. I’ve seen some tutors go to great lengths to find or create a project that combines all previous lessons: looking … Continue reading

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Castle Perspective Lesson, Week 5

Perspective. Journeymen and Masters (ages 9-12), whom I teach, have typically been introduced to the concept already, so what can they do next? Fitting with the medieval theme for this fall of Classical Conversations, I chose a castle. Continue reading

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Medieval-themed Upside-down Drawing: Week 3, Classical Conversations

“What? I have to draw something upside-down??” No, it is not mean to frustrate and torture. The idea behind having kids draw an  is upside-down image is to help students see only what is actually there, not what they think is … Continue reading

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