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The Ultimate Guide to Artist Studies

Art was not something I was exposed to in my childhood.  I wasn't raised around art lovers or artists.  Yet, I've produced sev...

A comprehensive guide to artist study resources, lesson plans, printables and more.

Art was not something I was exposed to in my childhood. I wasn't raised around art lovers or artists. 

Yet, I've produced several children with these natural talents (thank their dads for that gift). As a result, I learned to incorporate art not only into our studies but into our lives as well.


I believe we are all born with a natural appreciation for art. It's why little kids are so fascinated by all the handiworks of God, from flowers to bees. They see the artwork and love it. Give them a crayon and they'll draw on anything. Literally.

All children are artists. Whether they continue to be artists is up to us. 

  • Do we provide the proper environment to grow an artist?
  • Do we give them the tools they need to create art?
  • Do we praise and support their artistic interests?


Top 10 Pinterest Boards for Homeschool Art You Should Be Following

The last post in my 5-day series is to share some of my favorite Pinterest boards for homeschool art. In no particular order, here they a...


The last post in my 5-day series is to share some of my favorite Pinterest boards for homeschool art. In no particular order, here they are.

Chalk Pastels: Easy Art for All Ages

One of Lorelai's favorite pastimes is creating art with chalk pastels. In fact, my girls do some pretty creative stuff with them. ...

Chalk pastels are an easy and affordable medium for teaching homeschool art. www.HeartofMichelle.com

One of Lorelai's favorite pastimes is creating art with chalk pastels. In fact, my girls do some pretty creative stuff with them.



Chalk Pastels: Easy Art for All Ages


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Learning chalk pastels is easy and fun.

We got started with chalk pastels a couple of years ago when my friend Tricia came out with a book called A Simple Start to Chalk Pastels. I was able to obtain a copy and try it out with Lorelai. It was an immediate winner.

How to Include Art across Your Homeschool Curriculum

Including art as a subject is the most logical step when attempting to add art to your homeschool . But did you know you can include art ...

A couple of ideas to help you include art across your homeschool curriculum. www.HeartofMichelle.com

Including art as a subject is the most logical step when attempting to add art to your homeschool. But did you know you can include art in your other homeschool subjects? You can.

Just how would you do this?


9 Ways to Nurture Your Child's Artistic Interests

This week we're talking about ways to include art in your homeschool . Today, we're going to discuss how to nurture a child's...

Adding art to your homeschool includes nurturing your child's artistic interests. Here are 9 tips for doing just that. #homeschool #art

This week we're talking about ways to include art in your homeschool. Today, we're going to discuss how to nurture a child's artistic interests.


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From the time our children are very young, they have an interest in art. What child doesn't love to pick up a pencil or crayons and draw? Many children lose interest as time goes by, but why is that?


How to Develop an Appreciation for Art in Your Homeschool

Developing an appreciation for art in your children is easier than you may think. I didn't have any type of art education as a kid....

Developing art appreciation in your homeschool is the first step to including art in your children's lives. www.heartofmichelle.com

Developing an appreciation for art in your children is easier than you may think.


I didn't have any type of art education as a kid. I had no knowledge about artists or art. I had never even been to a museum until I was homeschooling my own kids. I'm not kidding.

So how did someone with my lack of art experience raise so many kids with such artistic talents?

Granted, the greater credit should go to our Creator who gave my children their gifts in the first place. Still, these gifts were nurtured in their homeschool atmosphere. How did I do that? How can you?


5 Ways to Include Art in Your Homeschool

Art is often overlooked as a homeschool subject. Sometimes, parents are simply intimidated by the idea of teaching art. However, the arts...

Adding art to your homeschool need not be intimidating. Here are 5 ways to easily add it to your homeschool curriculum. #homeschool www.HeartofMichelle.com

Art is often overlooked as a homeschool subject. Sometimes, parents are simply intimidated by the idea of teaching art. However, the arts are so important to a child's education, so it's important to make it a part of our children's lives.

Adding art to your homeschool curriculum needn't be intimidating. In this 5-day series, I'm hoping to help you easily add art to your homeschool.


100 Art Resources for Homeschoolers

Original Photo Art is a big thing in my family. Several of my kids are gifted with artistic talents such as drawing, painting, sculpting...

A huge collection of all sorts of resources for studying artists and their art. www.HeartofMichelle.com

Art is a big thing in my family. Several of my kids are gifted with artistic talents such as drawing, painting, sculpting, composing music and singing. It's important to us.


The arts are an important part of education, as well. As parents (not just homeschoolers), we need to create an environment that offers them plenty of opportunity to explore the arts.



All children have a natural appreciation for beauty and creativity. We only need to nurture it.
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We need to have plenty of resources to do this, right? Right. That's why I'm sharing with you 100 art resources today.


Art Supplies Every Homeschool Should Have

Original Photo Credit The arts are a necessary and important part of education . Keeping your homeschool stocked with some basics ...

Every homeschool should encourage artistic creation. Here is a list of art supplies for young and older kids.  www.HeartofMichelle.com



The arts are a necessary and important part of education. Keeping your homeschool stocked with some basics will help nurture a love of the arts in your children. 

Art Supplies Every Homeschool Should Have


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Art Supplies for Little Artists






How to Teach the Arts Even if You Have No Artistic Talent

Original Photo Credit I am not an artist. I have absolutely no creative ability, no drawing or painting skills, and certainly no pro...

Tips to help you teach the arts to your homeschool student even if you don't have natural artistic abilities.



I am not an artist. I have absolutely no creative ability, no drawing or painting skills, and certainly no profound bits of art knowledge to share with my children. I'm pretty much lacking the entire right side of my brain. 

Oddly enough, I do have children who are very talented.



  • Michael paints, composes music, draws, plays piano, enjoys photography and even whittles flutes from bamboo!
  • Lee Anne sings and draws. She even designs and builds movie/theatre sets.
  • Alexis draws. She's begun painting, but mostly draws. She also enjoys photography, singing and dancing.
  • Lorelai loves creating art with pastels.
The arts are important in education. How did a mom with very little artistic ability (I only sing and write) raise children who enjoy art so much? I may not have talent, but what I do have is a desire to infuse art into their world. That's all I need.

How I Teach Fine Arts to Multiple Ages Using the Charlotte Mason Method

This is day #5 in my series on " How I Teach to Multiple Ages Using the Charlotte Mason Method ."  There is a lack of appreci...


This is day #5 in my series on "How I Teach to Multiple Ages Using the Charlotte Mason Method." 


There is a lack of appreciation for the arts.


Once upon a time, the fine arts were taught to all students, whether before the day of institutional learning or in those institutions. Children were taught an appreciate for music and how to play instruments as a matter of standard course. They learned to paint, draw and learned about the artists and composers. 


We now live in a society that invalidates and minimizes any interest in those things. The schools have all but done away with music and art to redirect money elsewhere. Kids who play instruments are the the butts of jokes in school. Students who want to study music and art in college are portrayed as flakey, young people with their heads in the clouds. 


As for me, I believe n
o education is complete without fine arts. 


There are so many benefits from learning fine arts. Why would we deprive our children of these things? I'm happy that I can decide what to teach my children. 



Going Screen-Free with Art

Welcome to Day 3 of my 10-day series on Screen-Free Family Activities . Today, I want to talk about art. Art is not only very important...

Art is a natural interest that requires no screen-time. If we involve our children in artistic endeavors, they're less likely to resort to screens for their amusement.

Welcome to Day 3 of my 10-day series on Screen-Free Family Activities. Today, I want to talk about art.

Art is not only very important to creating well-rounded children, it improves their academic abilities and social skills. Equally important, learning about and participating in art activities is fun. 

Children love creating masterpieces, whatever they are. We can see this in even the youngest of children as they bring us their drawings of "mom and dad" with over sized heads and stick arms. It's a natural inclination within humans.

Unfortunately, many of us have grown up without the proper tools and experiences for expressing our creativity through art. I can't draw draw or paint. Nearly all of my 5 children, however, have artistic talent. 

Art is a natural inclination which must be encouraged.

Sharing My Daughters' Artwork

As I've mentioned in previous posts, Alexis loves to draw . Lorelai doesn't particularly "love" it but she does it with ...

As I've mentioned in previous posts, Alexis loves to draw. Lorelai doesn't particularly "love" it but she does it with Alexis in order to spend time with her. A few months ago, I wanted to share with you Lorelai's first attempt at anime (it was a more humorous moment when she showed it to everyone.. even she was cracking up) and then her second attempt (much improved). Unfortunately, with the move, I can't locate that first oh-so-funny drawing. Suffice it to say, that she drew a tongue sticking out of a person's face and it looked more like a buck-toothed hillbilly. 

Today, I am sharing with you several of their drawings. The photos won't be all that great because I am using my android (not exactly photography quality!) because the real camera has dead batteries and I'm impatient. 

Are the Arts Important in Education?

Visit any Charlotte Mason-related website or blog and you're certain to come across information about the arts. Artist studies, art...

Two girls painting

Visit any Charlotte Mason-related website or blog and you're certain to come across information about the arts. Artist studies, art studies, art lessons, composers and their compositions abound on these sites. In fact, it's not only Charlotte Mason educators who believe that the arts are an important part of education.

Vincent van Gogh Artist Study: An Adventure Game

The girls and I are reaching the end of our "Starry Night" studies. This has been so much fun! I've learned so much about...

an artist palette

The girls and I are reaching the end of our "Starry Night" studies. This has been so much fun! I've learned so much about Vincent van Gogh. I never liked van Gogh's work until now. I feel that we've learned about him as a person and this gives his paintings more appeal. The very broad brushstrokes that I disliked are what made him such a unique artist. I've come to appreciate his work.