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Susan in MO

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  1. Not formal, but here is a great little booklet that teaches about the elements and principles of design. BTW, It is easy to break down and create art lessons from the elements and principles of design using youtube and links found on the internet. Here is how I use it. Example: Element #1 Line 1. Learn about Line: 2. Recreate the line posters from the above booklet. 3. Make a contour line drawing. 4. Make a continuous line drawing; 5. Make a blind contour drawing. 6. Make a drawing that emphasizes line quality. 7. Draw with cross contour lines. 8. View works of art that show line: Link: 9. Make line drawing Doodles - Flowers Faces Harry Potter etc... 10. Make Zentangle line drawings - ​ Honestly, a whole year could just be spent exploring line and drawing simple line drawings (doodles) in a sketchbook. : ) I also agree with shinyhappypeople. Just jump in and do art. Draw, paint, etc.. every day. : ) It doesn't need to be difficult. Just a sketchbook and a box of art supplies. If you pick up mixed media sketchbooks they can also paint in their sketchbooks. For art history, YouTube has loads of great videos. I love the videos from Goodbye-Art Academy BTW, when your children are older, here is one of the helpful sites I recommend. It is a fully designed art curriculum for JH and HS: (scroll down for courses) HTH
  2. Hunter, have you ever heard of Don Marco the master crayon artist? I am amazed with what he can produce with crayons!
  3. I am currently teaching a Sharpie Art Class at our "just for fun" Co-op. The class filled up so quick that we had to cap the class at 16 students just a couple of days after signups began. I have had a blast preparing for this class. If you are interested, here is the link to the blog that I created to support the class. It is only a one hour class, so the students who have had the most success spend a little time planning their project in advance (otherwise they run out of time or rush with varying results.) HTH
  4. Wow, I had no idea of the cost! I'm not much of a poster (I'm not much for chit chat in real life either), but I have deeply appreciated the information on TWTM boards since the old boards. I too would love a donation option. Heck, if even half of the people who used the boards donated a dollar each you would no longer have to worry about cost.
  5. One thing I noticed in your decision process is that you have listed only subject matter. Since CC is Skills Based, I would encourage you to compare skills as well. Here is the post about the skills my daughter gained in Challenge A. Found Here but copied below. (edited because I must not have used spell check. :eek: ) Also, here is a link to our week 4 Challenge A "To Do List", so that you can see how the week is scheduled. Sorry it lost some formatting when I pasted it to Google Docs. Really, you can't go wrong here. Both will provide great learning opportunities. I would encourage you to find/create group dialectic opportunities, if you choose not to go with Challenge A. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We did Classical Conversation's Challenge A this year. Writing - Bible Based Writing by IEW Literature/Writing - Read Newberry books and discussed with Socratic method, wrote a paper on assigned topic/analysis of each book. Geography - Draw the world memorize Counties, Capitals, Features and Geography Terms Research/Biology - A total of 17 research papers and memorization of Human Body Systems and terms Latin - Latin's not so Tough and Latin Charts Rhetoric - Don't Check Your Brain, It couldn't just happen, Catechism, and much debate/recognition of fallacies Math - Saxon What has amazed me more than the topics/subjects she studied are the skills my daughter acquired this year. She has developed the skill of writing, by writing 45 papers, and by listening and discussing papers with her tutor/peers this year. She has developed the skill of speech, by presenting her research papers, receiving feedback, and discussing rhetoric/book topics this year. She has developed the skill of key word note taking, and can even speak to an audience using her notes. She has developed the skill of drawing, by drawing the world and body diagrams this year. She has developed some debate skills/analytical skills this year, and has learned to express herself even when she needed to respectfully disagree with someone. She has learned the skills of retaining information long term (Brain Training.) I will never discount again the value of dialogue in this dialectic stage. If we were not a part of CC, I would work hard to get her involved in dialectic conversations with others. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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