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Seurat Pointillism Art Project

This week I spent most of my time preparing a Pointillism project for one of Lucy’s classes. I wanted to use Seurat’s La Grande Jatte but having the kids draw the entire painting was out of the question. So I took a small corner of the painting and adjusted it to the abilities of 8-12 year-old boys.

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I am Husband…Hear me Whine

I know what you want to ask. “So what is it REALLY LIKE to LIVE with Kristin, the founder of ARTK12?” Well, probably a lot like you’d expect. It’s like fireworks are going off everyday. Confetti inexplicably falls from the sky. At times the rain stops just to let us cross the street. It’s like Disneyland on steroids, a perpetual vacation at an upscale resort…

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Learning to Draw

Though my Drawing American Art History curriculum offers many drawing projects, they are exactly that: projects. They are step-by-step instructions on how to reproduce a specific work of art. They teach your child to recognize and enjoy art and they teach some important lessons on color matching, proportion and hand-eye coordination. They may even allow your child to hone some of their drawing skills, but they are not designed to teach your child to draw per se. That is another topic entirely.

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