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  • Self-Portrait Colored Pencil Project

    Self Portrait Project

    Here are your Self Portrait Project Instructions to view, download, and/or print! In Case You Need to Order a Few Supplies*: Just about any colored pencils will work. If you need to purchase some, we like these because they’re good quality, eco-friendly, and inclusive of many different skin tones! The same goes for paper, almost …

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  • Self-Portrait Colored Pencil Project

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  • Art Supplies for Kids

    What basic supplies should I get if I want to do art with my kids?

    I’m often asked: “What basic supplies should I get if I want to do art with my kids?” This question comes up a lot with parents wanting to do homeschool art and parents who see the value in giving their kids an art education. The answer depends on your purpose. Do you want to give …

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  • Summer Slide

    Easy Ways to Avoid Summer Slide

    Have you heard of the summer slide? I’m not talking about a playground slide, but rather a slide downward that kids tend to make in learning during the summer. It is sometimes called summer brain drain, summer setback, or summer learning loss. These names all refer to the phenomena that many children begin the next school year …

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    Shibori Paper Dyeing & Chinese Paper Cutting Project

    In case you didn’t see it in our Facebook Group, here’s a great video & article to give you some historical background on Shibori. *Here is your downloadable & printable project plan! In Case You Need to Order a Few Supplies: Color Diffusing Paper (remember, coffee filters also work really well!) Color Diffusing Paper Circles …

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  • Secular Homeschool Podcast

    Homeschool Together Podcast

    Our Founder & CEO, Beth Herrild, was just interviewed by Matthew & Arial Buza, a working mom & stay at home dad who help homeschoolers navigate the complex & dynamic world of secular homeschooling with a focus on early learners and gameschooling! Here’s what they said about the interview: “Art education can play a critical …

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  • Monet Monoprint Art Project for Kids

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  • Art Supplies for Kids

    What basic supplies should I get if I want to do art with my kids?

    I’m often asked: “What basic supplies should I get if I want to do art with my kids?” This question comes up a lot with parents wanting to do homeschool art and parents who see the value in giving their kids an art education. The answer depends on your purpose. Do you want to give …

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  • Kid hiding behind cardboard with hand drawn planet.

    Making Art Projects More Eco-Friendly

    Earth Day is  April 22nd. As an artist and a business owner, I think a lot about how to be as environmentally conscious as possible. Like many of you, no doubt, it often feels like we are trying to choose the lesser of the evils. But I believe there really is a lot we can …

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