Texas baby! Bigger than many countries. Land of the Alamo, wide open spaces and the Tarrant County Homeschool Symposium.
As Kristin’s husband, marketing director, webmaster and glorified gopher, I’m happy to announce that Rainbow Resource will begin selling many of her books.
It’s finally here. Draw Asia Volume II is for sale. It seems no matter how much one edits, when the first, and second and third proofs arrived…there were typos.
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.
Today I ordered the final proof for Draw Asia: Volume II and I should receive it late next week. If I don’t see any more glaring mistakes it will be up by the end of April! At the last minute…
This week I’ve decided to institute a monthly challenge that I’m calling The Crayon Challenge. I will reproduce a famous work of art using only white paper and a box of 64 Crayola crayons.
This week I’m back at work. Why back? My husband, son and I just moved from San Diego, California to Prescott Valley, Arizona so I’ve been distracted and busy (understatement:) lately.
The fifth book in my drawing map series, Draw Asia: Volume I is now for sale on Amazon.com for $19.95. As in my previous books I use simple step-by-step instructions to help your students draw Asia, eventually by memory with enough practice.
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…
Things are changing at ARTK12. Along with books and bingo cards ARTK12 will now begin selling PDF downloads. The first PDF we’re selling is a matching game based on our new online game: Monet’s Haystacks.
Recently my map books (Draw the USA, Draw Europe and Draw Africa) have been receiving more kind words from homeschoolers across the internet. Two websites, Under the Sycamore and Recipes for Family Life talk about using my Geography Draw Books with their children.
Over the course of the next year ARTK12 will be offering four free lessons from both American Art History: Volume I and American Art History: Volume II. Just to be clear, get ready for this folks, that’s eight free lessons. Yup, you heard it right (or read it right) and read it here first. Eight! Ocho!
The latest in my draw map book series, Draw Canada and Greenland, can now be purchased at Amazon.com. Like the other books (Draw the USA, Draw Africa and Draw Europe) it provides easy step-by-step instructions for your students to complete the map.
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.