What's so great about art ,you ask?
Well, for one, it gives me an hour and a half break every week to exercise with a fellow homeschool friend.
But that's not the real reason. It's because, aside from being taught by an instructor from the Art Institute who happens to adore my kids, it's also producing some great frame- worthy pieces for my walls. Not just finger-painting, my friend.
Mackenzie has been taking the art classes for several years and has been advancing through the curriculum pretty quickly. She is working on still life right now and enjoying that process of arrranging and getting the shadows just right. Below is a piece from the last few week. She took a break and worked on this realistic chalk pastel cub. I particularly love the background and all the detail and shadow.
Kibru joined the class in Sept and jumped right into crayons, markers and colored pencils. He has had a steady stream of creatures, animals and cartoon characters but I like this one for it's simplicity. The colors are vibrant and they match my kitchen really well.
As for the best part, the kids spend innumerable hours drawing at home and building on the skills they learn in this class.
The workout it great too!