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Homeschool Arts and Crafts for the Parent Who Prefers Student-led Projects

When I’m looking through homeschool blogs, I see bright, beautiful pictures of children playing with paint and making creations with macaroni and glitter. The parents and children all appear to be having a great time. But that happy scene isn’t … Continue reading

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Afterschooling Art at Home When School Doesn't Provide It

Art as a school subject is in a unique situation. Everyone agrees that it is important. Life is more beautiful, expressive, and fulfilling when we create and can enjoy others’ creations. Art is an end in itself, but what some … Continue reading

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7 Truths to Zap Your Fears about Teaching Homeschool Art History

Art, it seems, is one of the more misunderstood subjects. In my conversations with homeschool parents, I’ve encountered over and over the idea that only artistically-minded families can adequately teach homeschool art history, or that art is somehow more difficult … Continue reading

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You want ME to teach art?!

Ask me to teach Science, I'm in my wheelhouse. Ask me to teach Math, I'll go find my husband. Ask me to teach Art? I'll probably chuckle and tell you I had a hard time passing stick figure drawing in … Continue reading

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Today: Last Chance to Save 10% on Electives

Sonlight offers more than just History. Our Electives are pretty awesome too. And you can get your pick from a selection of Electives options that are on sale through tonight only. Check 'em out here. Add some art, music, or … Continue reading

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Why Are People Creative?

We appreciate creativity when we encounter it in music, art, literature, film, and other areas of life. But why are people creative? The answer from a Christian perspective is rooted in what theologians call the imago Dei--the image of God. … Continue reading

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Puzzling Design

My sister and her family came to town for the holidays. We were able to celebrate our annual Family Fun Week—where we gather together from across the country as a whole group. For the past several years the adults have … Continue reading

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