Seeking Beauty Through Faith
I wanted to touch on the beauty we can find through faith first because that is something near to my heart. My faith is something that is very important- in fact essential to me in my life. Through my faith in Christ I have learned of my inner worth and beauty. I want my children to learn that more important than anything else in life is the beauty they can find through having faith in Him. I want them to know of their infinite worth.
Each day as we begin school, we have a devotional. It is brief, but very special to us. We have a prayer, sing a hymn, and read a scripture story. We discuss the story and the meaning/lesson behind it. This time brings such a wonderful spirit of peace and calm into our day. I think it is truly one of my favorite parts of homeschooling my children. I treasure these moments of beauty with my sweet children.
Seeking Beauty in Art
Along with the Home Art Studio, I try to incorporate a little bit of art history into our studies. We have been studying an artist each month. I have tried to keep it very simple so that I can actually keep up with it! My goal at this point is to help my children become familiar with a variety of artists, learn their names, and learn about different styles of art. We don't go into great detail at this point. I just want them to appreciate art and the beauty of it.
I print out a few famous prints from the artist (just found through a Google image search) on cardstock (2 per page) and laminate them. I put them into a pocket hanging on our calendar board and each morning with our calendar time we discuss the artist and the painting. We learn the artist's name and view one painting each week.
We read books on the Artist- our favorites are the ones by Mike Venezia (World's Greatest Artist Series) and Usborne Art books are great, too. I also find one or two more at the library for the kids to look through.
Seeking Beauty in Nature
Where Do You Find Beauty?
This Week's Virtual Curriculum Fair Participants:
Homeschool Without Traditional Art by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool
Draw What? by TechWife @ A Playground of Words
Flower Pony Tail Holders - Beginning Sewing Projects by Julie @ Highhill Education
Seeking Beauty- Virtual Curriculum Fair by Karyn @ Teach Beside Me
Creating an Artsy Homeschool, even if you're not by Erin @ Delighting in His Richness
Living with an Artsy Boy by Annette @ A Net In Time
Virtual Curriculum Fair Week 4- Seeking Beauty: The Arts and Everything That Brings Beauty to Our World by Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road