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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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Fine Arts Lesson: Grandma Moses

I prepared this lesson on Grandma Moses three years ago for Classical Conversations’ week 13 in Cycle 3. My class consisted of Masters (ages 10-12+). As this unit of the Fine Arts section is focused on the great masters and … Continue reading

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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

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How I Talk to My Students about Drawing on Day One

When I came into the Classical model of education, one of the things I loved about it is that it echoes what I already know to be true about the drawing/artistic “talent.” It’s not an “either you were born with … Continue reading

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