Myth, Legend, Literature: The Art of John William Waterhouse

English painter John William Waterhouse is best-known for his portrayals of women in Greek mythology and Arthurian legend. This collection is one of my favorites for drawing together myth, literature, history, and art.  You’ll find Cleopatra, The Lady of Shalott, Orpheus, damsels in distress, and more in this Fine Art Pages set.  

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The Art of E. A. Hornel

Edward Atkinson Hornel was a Scottish painter in the late 1800s/early 1900s that specialized in works depicting children in nature. This beautiful new collection includes ten of his works that feature girls from Japan, Burma, and Sri Lanka, among others. For families that desire to expose their children to more diversity in art, this is a wonderful collection to become familiar with. Hornel also has a very unique style of art that kids really respond to. His bold use of texture and many dashes of color is a technique that children can appreciate and try on their own!  You can purchase this collection here.

 



Berthe Morisot Fine Art Pages

Fans of Impressionist art are going to be thrilled to see our new collection of works by famous French painter Berthe Morisot!  Her timeless works are beloved around the world, and I trust your family will enjoy getting familiar with these paintings as well.

This month you can get this collection for FREE if you are a Subscriber Perks Member.  Simply sign up to the right, or click here, and I’ll send you your coupon code right away!  You’ll also receive my ebooklet How to Use Fine Art Pages in Your Home, which will help you get started with my best ideas right away.



Make Your Own Art Meme Language Arts Activity

As a longtime homeschooling mother of six, I love it when I can find ways to connect different subjects in a way that my kids also enjoy. When I came across this hilarious, surprising, and fun art by Joseph Ducreux, I knew I wanted to bring it to you in a way that both showcased the timeless sense of humor that it embodies, while also inviting you and your family to interact with it. So, Let’s Make a Meme!

To share this language arts activity with your kids, simply print out the art, fun fonts, and accessory pages, and get to work! Let the kids cut out the letters, frames, and emojis, and have fun arranging them and gluing them into place. You’ve got a golden opportunity here to combine art appreciation and language arts in a way that’s current and engaging for your kids, and will have the whole family laughing and having fun!

You can get our Let’s Make a Meme Language Arts Activity Pack FREE by signing up below:



$120 Grammar Galaxy Giveaway Feb 12-18!

If grammar gets groans at your house, you’ll love Grammar Galaxy. Using story to engage children in every aspect of language arts, Grammar Galaxy isn’t your typical English curriculum. In fact, moms tell author and homeschool mom, Melanie Wilson, that their children beg to do the lessons every day!

This week I’m hosting a fabulous giveaway from Grammar Galaxy Books. One fortunate winner will receive:

Grammar Galaxy Nebula (Volume 1 for 1st – 6th graders) in the winner’s choice of print or digital

Grammar Galaxy Protostar (Volume 2 for 3rd – 6th graders) in the winner’s choice of print or digital

Winner can be from anywhere in the world!  YES, even a non-US resident can win and choose the physical books!  Woot!

The value of this giveaway is $120!

What Your Child Will Learn in the Galaxy

Short, comical stories teach concepts in a memorable way. Students discover the havoc that ensues when the evil Gremlin tampers with the English language. Fiction books are labeled as nonfiction and begin coming to life. Rhyming poems and books are ruined when Word Harmony matches words that don’t rhyme. Classic books are relegated to a long-term care library and can’t be checked out.

The royal English children invite students to become fellow grammar guardians in order to save the galaxy from crises like these. Students or teachers read one of the mysteries. Vocabulary words are defined in the text. Discussion questions follow each lesson to check for understanding. Students then complete a corresponding mission in the mission manual that reinforces the concepts. Missions require a minimum of written work and typically include a game or activity to engage students.

Grammar Galaxy: Nebula, the first in a series of language arts texts for first to sixth graders, teaches:
*reading skill development
*literary concepts
*vocabulary
*spelling
*grammar
*composition and
*public speaking

Grammar Galaxy: Protostar, the second in a series of language arts texts for first to sixth graders, teaches:

*literary concepts
*vocabulary
*spelling
*grammar
*dictionary skills
*composition and
*speaking

Grammar Galaxy is a great choice for homeschoolers, teachers, and parents:
*Who want their student to have excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills
*Who want their student to spend less time doing seatwork and more time reading and writing
*Who have a student who is a beginning or reluctant reader (1st/2nd grade and up) or who has mastered Nebula skills (3rd grade and up)

Free for all!

Everyone who enters will be able to be guest guardians with a free, complete lesson from Nebula and Protostar.

Free Nebula and Protostar lessons

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering!



New! Celebrating Blacks in Art collection!

At first glance, it can easily seem that the arts has solely been the domain of white men, for white men, until the last hundred or fewer years. Thankfully, there is plenty of diversity within the history of the arts, if we are willing to seek it out.
This new collection includes 30 printable works of art featuring people of color, from a wide range of artists, from the 1400s to the 1800s. You’ll learn about prominent men and women that were active in the arts world, politics, and their communities, and enjoy a glimpse into various cultures and time periods that is interesting and diverse.
This month our subscribers can get this collection completely FREE!  Enter your email here and we will get you set up!

 

You may also enjoy this blog post and talk I did about Why Black History Should Matter to Homeschoolers.



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