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Are You Doing Art in Your Homeschool?

Are You Doing Art in Your Homeschool?

Even though I enjoyed art myself, I was resistant with my kids.  It took time to get the supplies and it was always messy. In my head, I imagined fantastic art projects, but never found the time to do them or buy the supplies.

Art for All Ages Bundle - 3 ebooks!I wanted to find ways to incorporate art instruction into our homeschool, but I’ve had a hard time figuring that out!  I purchased A Seasonal Start in Spring Chalk Pastels from Hodgepodge.  It was such an easy solution!  My kids thought their pieces were MASTERpieces!  I think that is what I liked most about this activity… we followed the instructions and got great results!  Pastels are such an easy medium and this gave my kids the confidence and desire to do it again!
~ Shannon at I Have No Greater Joy

Are you one of those moms who skips art because you’re not an artist? Or you don’t want the mess?

No problem!

Tricia Hodges, of Southern Hodgepodge, can help you!  Tricia is an artist and has some of the best art resources on the homeschool market.  Why?

Tricia is a homeschool mom herself. She knows what it’s like to try teach, cook, clean, chauffeur and try to add art projects on top of it all.  Plus, she’s a master artist. Tricia breaks down art into bite size-able chunks that you can do in real life.

Easy enough for your smallest one that is able to hold a piece of chalk, challenging enough for high schoolers and adults. No need for expensive supplies – head to your local mart or craft store and get the chalk that fits your budget… Go- This. Will. Bless. Your. Family. I Promise! Nana and Tricia do all the work, you just gather your little ones. ~ Angie at Petra School

Shark Art TutorialsNo lengthy art supply list!  All you do is add chalk pastels & paper.

How can you use Tricia’s art tutorials for ALL AGES?

  • Get started in chalk pastel art with these tutorials to show you what a joy it is!
  • Gather all your children. No prior skill level necessary – yet tutorials are challenging enough for older students.
  • Create a spark of interest in your students!
  • Try a new medium – chalk pastels!
  • Grow a love of art with tutorials that are successful in a short amount of time.

Tricia has an yearly sale on her art tutorials and you can SAVE 35% this week!  Take a look at all the tutorials you get . . .

Save 35% on these fantastic art tutorials

I cannot express to you how much my daughter enjoys chalk pastels. I’m so grateful that you wrote all these books. It gives her a mental and artistic release. ~ Michelle, The Holistic Homeschooler

 Get your tutorials now because Tricia’s sale ends on August 1st. SAVE 35% on Tricia’s “You Are an Artist Sale” by clicking here.

How do you feel about teaching art in your homeschool? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Come Hear Me Speak – The Woodlands, TX

Next week I’ll be in The Woodlands speaking at the THSC Convention and I couldn’t be more excited to meet up with many of you! If you haven’t had a chance to register your family yet – or if you’ve been trying to decide if you can attend, NOW is the time to register! The Woodlands, TX –… Continue Reading

Cool Math for Kids {Weekend Links}

Cool Math for Kids {Weekend Links}

Too often, kids don’t enjoy math because they don’t understand it. Today I want to share cool math for kids ideas you can use in your homeschool. I’ve tried to include cool math for kids at different ages. If you have a fun way to teach math, please leave a comment.  Click on any image… Continue Reading

How to Raise Christian Leaders in Homeschool

Recently, I mentioned ways to blend several approaches to raise Christian leaders in your homeschool. Today, I’ll take it a step further and talk about interest driven studies & structuring the time, not the content. Interest Driven Homeschooling Look at your kids’ interests and base your studies on those interests. When your kids are young,… Continue Reading

How to Blend All Homeschool Approaches & Raise Christian Leadership Education

How to Blend All Homeschool Approaches & Raise Christian Leadership Education

For the past several weeks, I’ve shared ideas on the different approaches to homeschooling & how you can homeschool your child the best way.  Today, I’d like to being to show how can we use a blend of these approaches to homeschooling to raise our children to be good Christian leaders? If you would like… Continue Reading

Today My Book Launches on Amazon

Today My Book Launches on Amazon

It’s TODAY! My very first paperback, Approaches to Christian Homeschooling, is available on Amazon. I am so excited & you made this possible. All the homeschoolers who read my blog or e-zine have helped me craft this book. If you’re a newbie to homeschooling, this Approaches will help you avoid making mistakes your first year…. Continue Reading

How YOU can get $160 Homeschool Resources

Well, it’s almost here – the launch of my first paperback on Amazon. In case you haven’t heard, Approaches to Christian Homeschooling launches this Wednesday, July 15th on Amazon.  I’m taking pre-orders right now: If you or your friends get your copy this week, you’ll also receive $165 in bonus resources for homeschoolers. Whether… Continue Reading

Come Hear Me Speak – Dallas, TX

Next week I’ll be in Dallas, TX speaking at the Teach Them Diligently Conference and I couldn’t be more excited to meet up with many of you! If you haven’t had a chance to register your family yet – or if you’ve been trying to decide if you can attend, NOW is the time to register! Dallas, TX –… Continue Reading

Getting Started with Homeschool Lapooks {Unschooling Approach}

Lapbooking is an easy way to present the information your children learn in unschooling. You might be saying to yourself, “I’m not quite sure what a lapbook is.” Cathy Duffy offers an excellent explanation of lapbooks. Lap Books offer creative ways for children to record information they are learning and create attractive presentations of that… Continue Reading

6 Types of Notebooks { Homeschool Notebooking Pages }

6 Types of Notebooks { Homeschool Notebooking Pages }

Notebooks are an integral part of the Biblical Principle approach. So, let’s talk about some different kinds of  homeschool notebooks and homeschool notebooking pages. Bible Notebooks What about a Bible Notebook? How would you start a Bible Notebook? Start at the beginning. If your kids are little, find a good storybook of Bible stories. Let… Continue Reading