Art. Oh how you defeat me. Every year I purchase books promising children who draw, create sculptures, and paint. Every year those books get dusty and the kids go un-art educated.
It's not that I don't want them to learn. It just so. hard. to. fit. it. in. So very hard. Sometimes I pay to have them taught. Sometimes I get together with other moms. Mostly I just let them be spontaneous and creative and create art when and where they want.
I know this doesn't exactly make for an interesting blog post, but it may be that I inspire another art-struggling mom to just let it go. Because art will happen whether it is planned or not.
Here are some photos from our art adventures:
The older boys at the end of a summer art camp.
Homemade Valentine's Day cards to gift to family
Decorating a club house.
Painting some ceramic mushrooms
Using markers and paper.
Using store bought art kits
Creating sculptures out of marshmallows, cheese puffs, and toothpicks.
Others are sharing about art as well. Visit Susan at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds or check out these links:
Disclaimer: I wrote about these things because I wanted to, and I received nothing but personal satisfaction for my efforts.