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Inspire your homeschool with art appreciation and open-ended art projects!
The Studio makes art appreciation easy for you and fun for your kids. The Studio is Art History Kids monthly membership program. The members area is full of inspiration, and the fun and playful resources introduce you and your kids to a new art history topic each month – and invite your kids to explore their own creativity through open-ended hands-on activities!
And, with a little help, you can confidently and effortlessly introduce your children (of different ages and skill levels) to amazing art each month… even if you don't have a lot of time, a degree in art history, or a fully stocked art room at home! The Studio allows busy (and non-artsy) families to have SO MUCH FUN exploring art together!
Imagine transforming creative time with your kids...
... and instead of relying on internet craft projects or other last minute ideas, you offer your kids a glimpse into the fascinating life of an artist from history. You explore the time and place that artist was from. And you invite your kids to create their own art inspired by what you just saw! Art that they come up with on their own... using their imagination and their creativity (not a step by step tutorial).
When you join The Studio, this is exactly what you get!
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. Each week you get an easy-to-follow guide with all of the info you'll need!
You just get to enjoy the fun part– connecting with your kids through creativity!
What members are saying...
If you've been wanting to explore more meaningful art activities and discussions with your kids... you'll LOVE how easy The Studio makes it!
Answers to frequently asked questions
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.
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ounder of Art History Kids and a homeschool mom of a 5th grader and a 7th grader.