Tag Archives: Classical Conversations

Eleven Tips for Making/Tweaking the New Homeschool Schedule

We’re 7 weeks in. And there was a surprise of the unexpected variety. It’s working. I’m ENJOYING the time with my children. I’m having more fun than I did last year. I’m actually teaching from a place of rest. (And I’ve barely gotten through the first chapter of that book…) Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in homeschooling | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Week 6 “Final Project” Drawing Lesson: Character and Landscape

The final project I used in my masters class gave the students a few choices. Continue reading

Posted in art lesson, homeschooling, teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Perspective Drawing Lesson, Week 5, Lego Figures

Applying principles of perspective to Lego figures. Continue reading

Posted in art lesson, homeschooling, teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Abstract Drawing Lesson, Week 4

Designed for week 4 of the drawing unit for Classical Conversations, this lesson uses students’ faces–realistic or cartoonish representation–as inspiration. Continue reading

Posted in art lesson, homeschooling, teaching | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Upside-Down Drawing, Week 3

The biggest impediment to drawing is our assumptions. We often miss the actual size or shape of a line or area because we get stuck or intimidated about what we think it should look like. The idea behind having kids draw an  is … Continue reading

Posted in art lesson, homeschooling, teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mirror-Image Drawing, Week 2, Classical Conversations, Native American

I don’t think anyone can learn to draw well without the foundational principles discovered in mirror image drawing. The longer I teach drawing, the more I am convinced this lesson is key. Continue reading

Posted in art lesson, homeschooling, teaching | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Basic Shapes Drawing Lesson, Week 1, Classical Conversations

Keep reading for step-by-step instructions to draw a Narnian centaur using the OiLs method, aimed at Masters level students (ages 10-11). Continue reading

Posted in art lesson, homeschooling, teaching | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment