“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy
in creative expression and knowledge.”
~ Albert Einstein
This art course will help you!
Introducing my new mixed media workshop for kids and teens:
Mixing with the Masters
“A New Twist on the Old Masterpieces”
Looking for Volume One? Click here.
Mixing with the Masters gives 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 second volume, we study six artists from various eras and movements. We learn about their lives, art styles, techniques, mediums, and genres.
Then comes the really fun part:
We recreate a few of their most famous pieces, giving each our own mixed media twist!
This series is 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 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
***Volume Two Release Date: OCTOBER 2, 2017***
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 begin October 2nd! Registration now open!
In this workshop for kids ages 8 and up (tweens, teens, & moms too), we explore and experimenting with various art forms including:
- Sketching & charcoal drawing
- Acrylic painting techniques, such as:
- Alla Prima
- Lino Carving & Block Printing
- Gouache painting
- Watercolor painting
- Pastel painting
- Collage art/Painting with Scissors
- 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 purchase, you will receive a welcome PDF with a link to your supply list. Then on October 2nd (and each Monday for the subsequent 5 weeks), you will receive a link to the private “classroom” and the password to access it.
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 Two features the following artists from six different art movements:
Albrecht Dürer – High Renaissance – German (Available October 2nd)
Johannes Vermeer – Baroque (Available October 9th)
Edgar Degas – Realism & Impressionism (Available October 16th)
Mary Cassatt – Impressionism (Available October 23rd)
Paul Cézanne – Post-Impressionism (Available October 30th)
Henri Matisse – Fauvism & Early Modernism (Available November 6th)
Get ready to mix it up with the masters!
Classes begin October 25th. Register today!
Early Registration price = $48 for entire Volume Two; OR $10 per individual artist
Regular price = $72 for entire Volume One; OR $15 per individual artist
For more information or to read our FAQs, click here.
Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.