Are your children tired of dry, boring Art Appreciation and Artist Study? Would you like to give them a love and enjoyment of art without weighing them down with dull, lifeless facts and endless terminology? Then my latest art course will help!
Introducing my new mixed media workshop for kids and teens:
Mixing with the Masters
“A New Twist on the Old Masterpieces”
Mixing with the Masters will give you and your kids a FUN, hands-on way to connect with the old masters and some of their most famous works. By becoming involved in the same processes these artists used, the elements and principles of art will come ALIVE!
In this first volume,* we will study six artists from various eras and movements. We will learn about their lives, art styles, techniques, mediums, and genres.
Then comes the really fun part:
We will recreate a few of their most famous pieces, giving each our own mixed media twist!
This series will be a whimsical and highly enjoyable one – a way to learn about famous artists and their works by getting our own hands dirty and using our “artistic license” at the same time. We will go much deeper than your typical artist studies with “fill-in-the-blank” worksheets, coloring pages, or paper crafting. In these lessons, each piece will be a unique work of art that will help to encourage your child to explore his or her creative talents.
My desire for this workshop is threefold:
- to ignite a love, even passion, for the old masters and their works
- to encourage kids and teens to actively engage in the art process and have FUN doing so
- to inspire them to utilize and further develop their own God-given creativity
Art is a vitally important learning tool in any classroom, whether public or home school. Children who create art – sketches, paintings, sculptures, etc. – not only experience the satisfaction of self-expression, but also learn to think in new ways.
“Being an ‘agent of civilization’ is one of the many roles ascribed to teachers. If we are to have any expectations of producing a well-educated, well-prepared generation of deep-thinking, resourceful leaders, then it is essential to give students an opportunity to review, respond to, and ultimately revere the power of the human imagination—past and present. There may be no better way to promote this than to study, understand, and exult in masterpieces.” ~ Joseph Matthew Piro
Use these lessons as:
- a fun, inspiring, hands-on art course
- a supplement to your family’s Charlotte Mason Art Appreciation and/or Artist Study
- part of a unit study – (I’ll be including more resources for further learning)
This is a 6-week e-Course which means classes will be taught via videos in a private, password-protected site. You can watch them on your own time and adjust them to fit your family’s schedule.
Classes have now begun, but it’s not too late. Join Us!
In this workshop for kids ages 8 and up (tweens, teens, & moms too), we will be exploring and experimenting with various art forms including:
- Sketching & charcoal drawing
- Acrylic painting techniques, such as:
- Alla Prima
- Watercolor painting
- Pastel painting
- Wax resist
- Collage art
- And MORE!
This e-Course will be spread over six weeks, with detailed videos and supply lists of each project. Each unique art piece will reflect the artist’s original style and intent, but we will playfully reconstruct it in our own whimsical way. 😉
18 different art lessons altogether (3 per artist), plus 6 art challenges!
In addition to the art lessons, there will be:
- A short biographaphical video on each artist
- Printable PDF study guides
- A weekly student “challenge”
- Printable patterns and templates
- Inspirational quotes by each artist
- Suggested books, videos, and websites for further learning
- Private Facebook group in which to share students’ works of art
6-Week Course, Lifetime Access!**
Upon registration, you will receive a welcome email with your supply list. Then on August 1st, you will receive an email with the link to the private “classroom” and your personal password. Classes will continue on each Monday morning for 6 weeks.
[NOTE: If you purchase an artist individually, you will receive the class link and password as it becomes available (see dates listed below).]
Your kids can work on their art projects whenever they want and at their own pace, because you will receive LIFETIME access to this course.**
Volume One* will feature the following artists from six different art movements:
Leonardo da Vinci – High Renaissance (available August 1, 2016)
Rembrandt van Rijn – Baroque (available August 8, 2016)
Claude Monet – Impressionism (available August 15, 2016)
Vincent van Gogh – Post-Impressionism (available August 22, 2016)
Pablo Picasso – Cubism (available August 29, 2016)
Georgia O’Keeffe – American Modernism (available September 5, 2016)
Get ready to mix it up with the masters!
Classes have now begun, but it’s not too late. Join Us!
Registration price = $60 for entire Volume One; OR $12 per individual artist
* Volumes Two & Three coming in 2017.
** For as long as I manage this site.
Don’t want the entire volume? Purchase individual artists separately:
What Others Are Saying About My Mixed Media Courses:
“Alisha Gratehouse is a wonderful instructor! [My son] has loved her lessons, not only for the actual instruction, but because she makes these projects so fun. I found him laughing out loud in his lessons so many times I lost count! He’s enjoying the art, but he’s also enjoying her as a teacher. That’s an added bonus!” ~ Emily C.
“[My daughter] spends almost her entire day, night and weekend creating. She has thoroughly enjoyed the Spring mixed media course and can’t wait to begin You Are A Masterpiece. Alisha you rock!! [She] LOVES all her art classes but yours is by far her favourite!” ~ Claire S.
“My kids have never gotten such good art instruction, not only in technique, but in the classical artists. We are LOVING this class!” ~ Susan E.
“This has been a great project for us to do together. I have been wanting to bring more art into my homeschool (I LOVE art history!) but have not felt confident in art instruction. We have all enjoyed your videos and creating art together… Your style is gentle, encouraging, and fun! Your accent makes me feel all cozy, like a nice cup of tea…” ~ Amy F.
“Thank you for sharing your gift of art! Your class has brought so much joy and beauty to our lives!” ~ Patty S.
“This class is so much more than I thought I was buying. I thought I would get some ebooks with pictures and written instructions, but the videos are so much better! It’s great to see exactly how to do it and get new ideas for using the media. I’ve done a lot of acrylic painting on wood, but your ideas on canvas – using a wash over the papers, using fingers to apply an edge, and dabbing with bubble wrap……wow! And for my 7-year old art buddy, this is exactly what she needs, to see the different possibilities demonstrated, complete with the ‘oops’ moments. (Please don’t ever edit those out!)” ~ Pam C.
“Thank you for your great classes online! [They are] so much fun! Thirty years ago I remember wanting to make creative things but there were not any resources available to me then for such luxuries as art. But now I can enjoy your class with my children. So wonderful!” ~ Kim H.
“Both of us had a great time with the Art of Fall Mixed Media class working together and trying new art ideas. My daughter adored the time I spent with her and I found it to be very therapeutic! The projects are explained well and the videos make them easy to try on your own… It was just plain fun! The results were excellent and made lovely display pieces.” ~ Heather W.
“Parents, if you are crazy enough to want some high quality mixed media art lessons for your child(ren) you probably want to check out Alisha Gratehouse’s lessons. She makes everyone in our house feel like an artist by the time a project is finished. We’re even (willingly and joyfully) hanging the art up in the house! Where it can be seen. The price is right, too. So whether you have a couple, several, few, or gaggle of children it’s affordable.” ~ Christine C.
“We have been loving the art projects…Thanks for making the classes we are learning new each time. I never thought I could draw and paint like we did this week!” ~ Shannon F.
“Great class and SO much fun! We learned so many new techniques and I had as much fun as my daughter did. The videos show you step by step how to do it — even my 7 year old daughter could follow them.” ~ Leigh Ann T.
“My kids have really enjoyed the projects! Thanks for keeping the price reasonable for all us homeschooling.” ~ Julie A.
Q: How does one participate in Mixing with the Masters: Mixed Media Workshop?
A: Mixing with the Masters: Mixed Media Workshop is a 6-week e-Course which will be taught via videos in a private, password-protected site. Your child may watch and create on his or her own schedule.
Q: How can I purchase Mixing with the Masters: Mixed Media Workshop?
A: Purchases can be made via PayPal by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button anywhere on this page.
Q: What happens after I purchase Mixing with the Masters: Mixed Media Workshop?
A: After your secure purchase, you will receive a receipt from PayPal. Then, within 24 hours of your purchase, you will receive a welcome email with the course supply list. You will also receive another email containing the link to the classroom and your password. Please save this email.
Q: What if I want to purchase individual artists rather than the entire volume of six?
A: I completely understand that you may desire to pick and choose which artists to study with your children in order to tailor-make your family’s lesson plans. Or, you may be unable to afford the entire volume all at once. Therefore, each master artist is also priced individually, allowing you to purchase the ones you want whenever you want.
Q: Are there any nudes in these lessons?
Q: How long will I have access to this course?
A: You will have lifetime access to this course for as long as I manage this site.
Q: What art supplies will you use for this course?
A: Please click here to see a list of the basic art supplies for this course.
Q: Is this course only for homeschooling families?
A: Although we are a homeschooling family, this course was created and intended for all children — public, private and home schooled — ages 8 and up.
Q: My child is not yet 8 years old. Will he be able to participate?
A: Only you know the abilities of your own child. Some of these projects are basic and could be done by children a bit younger than 8 (with your help and supervision). However, quite a few are more advanced and may frustrate younger children. I will provide templates for many of the projects, but some will require the child to draw/paint on his own and may, therefore, be more difficult.
Q: What if I can’t keep up with the pace of the class?
A: You may participate in this class on your own time and at your own pace. You are never behind.
Q: Can others outside my immediate family participate in Mixing with the Masters: Mixed Media Workshop?
A: I would love for you and your children to enjoy this course, but please do not share your personal link and password with anyone else outside of your immediate family. I have put a lot of planning and work into creating this course. I trust you will understand and honor this request.
Q: Do you offer Homeschool Co-op Licensing?
A: Yes. You can purchase a co-op license by contacting me at: alishagratehouse [at] gmail [dot] com. The price is $150 (2.5 times the retail price) and it may be used for up to 25 students. If you have 25 students in your class, each student is only paying $6.00 instead of the $60.00 they would if they each bought their own course. If your classroom or large co-op has more than 25 students, you’ll need to purchase a second license, which is good for another 25 students.
Q: I am a blogger; can I join your Affiliate program?
A: Yes, I would love for you to join my Affiliate Program here.
Q: Who is Alisha Gratehouse?
A: Alisha Gratehouse met and married her husband, Jason, at Bible college over 26 years ago. They have been in ministry for well over twenty years. She is the mom of three amazing children, Olivia, Alec and Liam, an author, and a mixed media artist. Her days are filled with writing, creating, homeschooling, and drinking tea. She loves painting, antiquing, “cottage-chic” decorating, and English period dramas. Alisha’s desire is to inspire, encourage and empower others to live abundant and satisfying lives (John 10:10). She blogs at Flourish.
Have a question that isn’t answered above? Please contact me at: alishagratehouse [at] gmail [dot] com.
***Due to the nature of this e-Course product, there is no refund.