So, Imagine this...
Each month you get to explore a different famous artist with your kids, introduce them to important art history ideas, and invite them to create some amazing open ended art of their own... and all of the research is done for you!
When you join The Studio, this is exactly what you get!
The Studio is our membership program where we explore a different artist each month, and you get an easy-to-follow guide each week!
Imagine... No more wondering what to do for art. No more hours spent on lesson plans, only to feel confused and unsure of what to do next. No more mom-guilt for throwing together a random last minute arts-and-crafts activity you saw on Pinterest because you ran out of time to put together anything else.
Nope! Those days are over. When you join The Studio you just log in, download your plans, and dive right in to the fun stuff– confident that you are supporting your kids creativity and inspiring their imaginations!
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Get instant access to a growing library full of art history lesson plans!
But, Imagination is only the beginning
The Studio offers so much amazing value, you'll wonder what you ever did without it!
You get a new fun topic to explore each month, broken down into weekly lessons that you and your kids will LOVE.
The activities are open ended, and you can spend as much or as little time on them as you like. It's all up to you and your kids. The Studio works perfectly with your schedule, and is tailor made for your homeschool lifestyle.
it's Fun for the whole family!
The Studio projects will work for all of your kids, and will support them wherever they are in their artistic development. Your 3 year old can do their version of the activity, and your 12 year old can do something related, but involving more complexity and depth.
No experience needed!
Never taken an art class in your life? No problem! You can learn right alongside your kids. There's no need for any previous art knowledge, and you don't have to be able to draw, paint, or sculpt. You just log in, introduce that week's topics to your kids, invite them to create a project of their own, and enjoy the creative atmosphere in your house that follows.
Every homeschool mom has a few subjects she's most passionate about. That's where you shine! Use your energy there, and let The Studio come up with your art activities and lesson plans.
Easy for you, fun for them.
Open-ended project ideas make teaching and learning a blast! Since there's no right or wrong, everyone just gets to explore. Process oriented activities ensure your kids will stay curious and engaged, because they are invited to direct their learning in a way that makes sense for them.
Have you seen how much an art class costs? For just ONE child?! The Studio offers you all the same learning opportunities at a fraction of the cost. And, your price will never go up! This is our last open enrollment of 2017, and the price will be going up in January. But not for you! As long as you remain a member, your cost will stay the same.
The Studio will close it's door to new members on September 14, 2017... and it won't reopen again until next year! We have a LOT of fun projects planned this fall, and you won't want to miss out.
Get access to The Studio for just $15 per month!
The price will increase later for new members, but as long as you keep your membership, your price will stay the same.
Your Membership Works like this...
- A new fun theme to explore each month. Every month, we'll follow the same blueprint.
- Week 1- Introduction and overview
- Week 2- Going deeper (focus on one aspect of the art)
- Week 3- Connecting the dots (relating it to other subjects)
- Week 4- Review and explore more
- Easy to follow lesson plans delivered each Monday. Begin your week with creativity! It's effortless with lesson plans from The Studio greeting you each Monday morning. You'll practice the art of conversation with pre-planned discussion guides and chat prompts that will lead you in some great art talks with your kids. Never wonder which book to read! Book lists are all researched for you. And, your kids will love the open-ended project ideas every week. They're always process-oriented, so the artistic journey is more important than the destination. Finally, you'll learn to implement The One Thing Theory. It's my secret trick that banishes homeschool overwhelm for good!
- Personalized feedback from me. Email me any time. I'll usually get back to you the same day.
- BONUS: Welcome Week. Once enrollment closes, we'll spend a week looking at different aspects of the membership, and you'll get a guided tour to walk you through everything. I'll also share tips on how to set up an amazing art area for your kids, and how to store all of their masterpieces in an easy and organized system.
- BONUS: Access to the Archives. The Studio began in February! When you join, there will be 8 months of activities waiting for you. You can explore all of the previous topics we've covered in The Studio any time you like.
What members are saying...
A tour of the members area
Who is this for?
The Studio membership is perfect for:
- Homeschool families
- Art teachers who want to include art history
- Co-op leaders
- Art Studios looking to include more art appreciation
- Parents who want to explore art with their kids
No Long Term Commitment
The Studio is a Monthly Membership... you can Cancel Anytime
It's as easy as logging in and clicking a few buttons. No hassle, no questions asked. (But once you see all of the amazing value and creative inspiration that your membership brings to your kids each month, I know you'll want to stay!)
Join today for only $15 per month
(It's the last chance to join at this price!)
Enrollment Closes Thursday Sept. 14
Q: What if I have questions? A: I'm always here to help. When you join The Studio, you'll only be a quick email away from getting my 1 on 1 attention, and help with any of your art education questions.
Q: What if we fall behind? A: The Studio is self paced. You can't fall behind. All of the information is available for you to re-visit anytime. You can even choose to use previous month's lessons instead of the current month, skip a month if you get busy, or work at a different pace (faster or slower) if you need to. It's open for you and your kids to use in a way that makes sense for your family and your schedule.
Q: What age range is this for? A: I design projects with 5-12 year olds in mind, but anything can be adapted for younger and older kids. You can always email me if you need suggestions, but kids of any age will find the projects fun and valuable.
Q: I'm not very artsy. Will I be able to do this? A: Yes! You don't need to know anything about art... that's what I'm here for! Think of me as your personal tour guide on the best museum tour ever! :)
Q: What supplies will we need? A: All of the project ideas are open ended– and for most activities, your kids are invited to choose the medium they would like to work in. Sometimes we need a special art supply to try out a specific technique. In that case, I'll let you know the week before, so you can make time for a trip to the art store. To get started, all you need are crayons, paints, and paper!
Q: Can I share my membership? A: No. Your membership belongs to you as an individual parent or teacher. If your friends or co-workers are interested in joining us, we'd love to have them! Please invite them to sign up so we can all explore art together. Your membership covers your family (if you are a parent/homeschooler), or your classes (if you are a teacher or studio owner).
Q: Will this teach my kids how to draw/paint/sculpt? A: Well... sort of. I'm not planning to have any "tutorials" in the traditional sense, because I think open ended exploration is so much more valuable. I will sometimes show how to use a different material or medium so your kids will be confident when they experiment with new art supplies, but I won't be guiding them along as we all draw something exactly the same way. The Studio will introduce ideas, and support kids on their artistic journey. When a child is motivated to learn to draw or paint or sculpt, they will learn. And, if they learn these skills from their own internal interest, their unique style will shine through. There's a lot to be said for "copying the masters" as a way of improving the technical aspects of their art, but when you inspire their creativity and they express their thoughts and feelings in their own individual way, their work becomes much more meaningful and important.
Q: How do you know so much about art history... and homeschooling? A: Thank you for asking! I have a degree in Graphic Design from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, and Art History has always been my secret passion. When I started homeschooling my own kids 6 years ago, I realized how fun it is to explore Art History with little kids! But, when I tried to find some lesson plans for us to follow, everything was either way too simplistic and superficial, or too overwhelming and not written with kids in mind. So, I created Art History Kids, and here we are today. I know first hand (from my formal education as well as countless hours in museums) all about the amazing world of art history, and I also know first hand all about the even more amazing world of homeschooling. It gives me endless joy to find new and fun ways to bring those two worlds together in a way that is both educational and engaging.
Imagine letting creativity take the lead in your homeschool. Invite your kids to express themselves through art as they learn to think critically about the world around them. Imagine confidently knowing what you'll do next. Imagine the freedom that comes from reclaiming your time, and letting The Studio do all your art lesson planning for you. Imagine effortlessly exploring all kinds of fun art subjects with your kids year-round... and because it's so much fun, it doesn't even feel like school! (But it is.)
You don't need to imagine it anymore. Join today, and it will be your new reality! I can't wait to meet you inside The Studio!
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Lotus Stewart is the f
ounder of Art History Kids and a homeschool mom of a 3rd grader and a 5th grader.