I am excited about a couple of new creative ventures I am working on. First of all I have started a new blog. It is Art For Homeschool.
Art for Homeschool is a website devoted to helping parents give their children art instruction through various ways. You will probably notice that I have placed links to some of my articles from My Creativity Blog on this new blog. They are on a page titled Articles of Interest.
On the site there will be a membership area in which parents/teachers/students can access my video series online as well as read teaching tips. The site will be evolving as I gather more and more information for my members. Right now a membership gives you the ability to watch my series of videos on the Elements of Art. You can access the videos online as many times as you wish. Cost for membership is $29.00. In a few days I will have DVDs of the series for sale also. The DVDs will be 39.99 plus shipping.
The Elements of Art Video Series is over 5 hours long with 8 lessons. In these lessons students get an in depth look at all 7 of the elements of art. Students will participate in activities such as drawing, painting, and weaving. Here are the titles of the lessons:
- Elements of Art Introduction
- Lesson One – Line
- Lesson Two – Value – Part I
- Lesson Two – Value – Part II
- Lesson Three – Shape and Form
- Lesson Four – Space
- Lesson Five – Texture
- Lesson Six – Color – Part I
- Lesson Six – Color – Part II
These video lessons came about when I moved thousands of miles away from my children and grandchildren. Before the move, I developed homeschool art lessons for my daughter, Lara DeHaven, to use with her children.
After I moved to Hawaii and then to Portland, I began producing video art lessons and mailing them to my grandchildren. As I made these lessons, I realized there was a need for art curriculum for homeschool parents and their children. I also saw a need for art curriculum for those in public schools that did not have the option of taking art classes.
The art lessons are aimed at junior high and high school students but can easily be modified to fit instructional needs for elementary students. Please look around the new site and let me know what you think. I will give more information about the video series later.
The Art For Homeschool motto is “Lessons for the Artist in Every Child.”