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Vincent van Gogh – Unit Study Resources


van Gogh Unit Study Resources

 

Vincent van Gogh is one on my all time favorite artists. There’s just something about his works, his style,  that speak to me. I love the colors and textures of his painting. Beautiful.

Tomorrow is his Birthday and I thought it would be the perfect time to put together some resources for a unit study.

 

 

As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).

All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$$.

 

 

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Activities – Alina’s Adventures in Homemaking

Activity – Study Ladder (free to join)

Art Cards – Doman Mom

Art History Cards – Art History Mom

Artist Cards and Activity – The Crafty Classroom

Book and Activities – Deceptively Educational

Coloring/Painting Page – Art Projects for Kids

Coloring/Painting Page – Practical Pages

Coloring/Painting Pages – Coloring Pages Fun

Coloring/Painting Pages – Funny Coloring

Coloring/Painting Pages, Worksheets, Lessons and Info – Making Art Fun

Lapbooking and Notebooking – HS Launch (you may need to type van Gogh into the search box)

Notebooking Page – Harmony Art Mom

Notebooking Page – Harmony Fine Arts

Notebooking Page – Homeschool Helper Online

Notebooking Page and Snack Ideas  – Homeschool Share

Notebooking Pages – Practical Pages

Worksheets, Activities and Lessons – Education.com

Worksheets, Activities, Lessons, Info and MORE – Garden of Praise

Worksheets and Video – The Helpful Art Teacher

 

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Activities – Art Projects for Kids

Activities – Crayola

Activities – Van Gogh Museum

Activities and Lessons – Deep Space Sparkle

Activity – Art History Mom

Activity – Classified: Mom

Activity – Here Come the Girls

Activity – No Time for Flashcards (Easter Eggs)

Activity – Patch of Puddles

Activity – The Educator’s Spin on It

Activity – The Imagination Tree

Info – Biography.com

Info – Ducksters

Info – Squidoo

Info – Van Gogh Gallery

Info – Van Gogh Museum

Interactive Info – Met Museum

Info and Video – My Kids Art

Lesson – Art History Mom

Lesson – CU Chicago

Lesson and Activity – Kinder Art

Lesson and Activity 2 – Kinder Art

Lesson and Link List of More Lessons – Van Gogh Gallery

Timeline – Art History About.com

 

Video – Scholastic

There are a ton of videos on YouTube about van Gogh. Check them out!

 

**** Don’t forget! You can find all of my homeschooling resources on my ALL HOMESCHOOLING UNITS page!!! ****

 

 

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!!

 

 

 

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Michelangelo Resources


Michelangelo Resources

 

 

 

Today, March 6th, is Michelangelo’s Birthday! I’ve put together a list of resources to study this amazing artist.

Hopefully my power will stay on long enough for me to finish this! It’s flickering today! It was out twice on Monday, once for 3 hours and once for 7 hours. Then it was out again on Tuesday for a couple of hours. I am writing this on Wednesday and praying that the power stays on ALL DAY TODAY!!!

We just had our 3rd ice storm of this winter and it’s by far the worst. We lost a ginormous tree in our backyard. We were so very fortunate that it just scraped the house instead of falling on it.

ANYWAY, on to the resources!

 

As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).

All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$$

 

 

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Art Study Pack – New Bee Homeschooler

Coloring Page – Ideas 4 Kids

Coloring Pages – Super Coloring

Flashcards – Proprofs

Lapbook and Unit Study for Michelangelo’s Surprise – Homeschool Share

Notebooking Page – Homeschool Helper Online

Notebooking Pages, Mini Books and More – Practical Pages

Picture Cards – Pinay Homeschooler

Worksheets – Garden of Praise (scroll down)

 

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Activities and Crafts – Education.com

Activity – eHow

Activity – My Small Potatoes

Info – Euroclub Schools

Info – Info Please

Info – Michelangelo

Info and Questions – Art History Mom

Info, Quizzes and Puzzles – Garden of Praise

Lesson Plan – Crayola

Lesson Plan – cuchicago.edu

Lesson Plan – Lesson Tutor

Lesson Plan and Activity – Making Art Fun

Lesson Plan and Activity 2 – Making Art Fun

Video – Adventures from the Book of Virtues – Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel – YouTube

Video – BBC Biography – YouTube

Word Search – Making Art Fun

Works of Art – WGA

Worksheet – Making Art Fun

 

 

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Getting to Know the Artist – Michelangelo – Video – $2.99

 

 

 

 

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!!

 

 

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Renoir Unit Study Resources


Renoir Resources

Renoir’s birthday is February 25th! I decided to find what resources I could and put them all together.

As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).

All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$.

Let me say that I am NOT affiliated in ANY way with ANY companies. I don’t get a dime for you clicking over to Amazon or CurrClick or any other site. I am just trying to put together as many great resources as I can find to give you and me plenty of options. ;)

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Activities and Coloring Pages – First School

Artist Cards – That Resource Site

Coloring Page – EduPics

Coloring Pages – MOMES (in French so be sure to hit Google Translate)

Copywork – HSLaunch (you may have to search for Renoir)

Notebooking Page – Harmony Fine Arts

Notebooking Page – Homeschool Helper Online

Another Notebooking Page – Homeschool Helper Online

Notebooking and Mini Books – Practical Pages

Notebooking Pages on Impressionism – Notebooking Fairy

Printable Biography – Making Art Fun

Printable Flashcards – Proprofs

Printable Meet the Masters – Get Involved with Education

Printable Paintings, Portrait and Coloring Page – Smart Kids Worksheets

Printable Pictures of Paintings – Montessori Album

Word Search – Making Art Fun

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Activities – Kinder Art

Activities – Philadelphia Museum of Art

Activities for Impressionism – eHow

Activity – Art Projects for Kids

Activity – Principled Academy

Gallery of Works – NGA

Impressionism Lesson Plans and Activities – NEA

Info – Art Smarts 4 Kids

Info – Garden of Praise

Info – Think Quest

Lesson Plan – CUChicago.edu

Lesson Plan for Teaching Impressionism – The Art of Ed

Video – Nick Jr.

 

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!!!!

 

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Norman Rockwell Art Study Resources


Norman Rockwell

 

 

Norman Rockwell’s birthday is February 3rd so I thought I would see what kind of resources I could put together for a little art study. Little is the right word because there really isn’t a whole lot out there! If I had more time I would have made some notebooking pages…. Maybe later. ;)

 

As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).

All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$.

 

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Coloring Pages – eDogs

Coloring Pages – Super Coloring

Printable Activities – Teacher Vision (you get 5 free)

 

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Teachers Pay Teachers  (some freebies)

 

 

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Activity – Education.com

Activity – Teach Mama

Info and Video – Biography.com

Lesson Plan – Education World

Online Activities – Garden of Praise

Teacher Resources – NRM.org

 

 

So, there’s not a lot out there at all. SIGH…… But maybe these few will give you some ideas.

 

 

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!

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Jackson Pollock Resources for a Unit Study


Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock’s Birthday is January 28th! I thought I would throw together some resources for a unit study!

 

As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).

All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$.

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Notebooking Page, Links and Activities – Homeschool Share

Notebooking Page and Mini Books – Practical Pages

Mini Books and Activities – Confessions of a Homeschooler

Artist Card and Activities – The Crafty Classroom

Worksheet – Teacher Vision (you can get 5 freebies)

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Activity – Education.com

Activity – Instructables.com

Info – JacksonPollock.org

Info – NGA

Info – Biography.com

Lesson Plans – Story Board Toys

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Not a large group of resources by any means, but hopefully enough to get you going. :D

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!!

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Oil Pastel Stained Glass Windows


Oil Pastel Collage

 

 

The other day I went into Big Lots looking for pillows. Cailey had complained that hers was too flat. While I was browsing through the store my eyes landed on a set of oil pastels for $4!! YIPPEE!!!! I had to grab them!! Cailey and Colin had never worked with them before!

So, I get home and I am thinking about art projects for history this week. We are still studying the Middle Ages. Then it hit me! Cathedrals! Stained Glass! Oil Pastels!! PERFECT!!!

Yesterday I Googled medieval cathedrals and let the Cs look through the beautiful pictures. Then we read about how they were made.

After that I showed them how to use the pastels and set them free to work on their “windows”.

 

 

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Cailey created a beautiful butterfly window. She had such fun with this. She is such an artsy girl anyway.  She could spend hours drawing.

 

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Colin’s is a knight! I had to correct The Hubby very quickly…. He was calling it a monster. GASP!! Couldn’t let Colin hear that!! ;)

Colin is 6, and as many little guys, he has a very short attention span. He has no patience for projects that take too long, no matter how much he enjoys them! LOL  I always try to encourage him to finish the projects, but I don’t push.

 

 

HAVE FUN LEARNING AND CREATING!!!

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Make a Medieval Tapestry


Make a Medieval Tapestry

 

 

 

So, I’ve been racking my brain to think of ideas for our Middle Ages unit that are NOT run of the mill and I think I may have hit on one!

Yesterday we made our own tapestries!! Well,  sort of…. We did break out a loom or anything like that. We did it OUR way. ;)

I dug out a couple of scraps of fabric that were sitting on top of one of my fabric boxes and decided they would work just fine.

Then I hunted down the dowel rods that I knew were here SOMEWHERE!

After that I hunted high and low for yarn or twine… ANYTHING to hang them with!! I got lucky and found some string.

When we got to our Middle Ages study I showed Cailey and Colin different pictures of medieval tapestries and explained how they were used.

Then I sat them in front of the fabric scraps with their paints and brushes and let them go.

 

This is what they came up with.

 

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Colin went with a shield and knights.

The lighting for this pic was terrible and using the flash only made it worse! LOL

 

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Cailey went with a unicorn and rose vines.

 

After the paint dried, I put a ton of glue at the tops and wrapped them around the dowels. Then I added the strings to end.

Viola! Medieval tapestries!!!

You could always have your child try their hand at a bit of embroidery.

 

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!!!

 

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Halloween Projects and FUN


I thought I would show y’all some of the fun Halloween things we did over the weekend.  We plan on doing many more in the days leading up to Halloween.

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SKULL CAKE!!!! This was a lot of fun to make with the Wilton skull cake pan. My icing was a bit of a mess with this one. LOL

 

 

 

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We did leaf rubbings. Cailey had much more fun with it than Colin did.

 

 

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We made paper bag pumpkins!

 

 

 

 

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And we made fun decorations from a kit we got at World Market.

 

SUCH a FUN weekend!!!!

 

 

 

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Busy Homeschooling Days


I know, I know…. It’s been almost a week since I last posted. I am SO SO SO sorry! I have been extremely busy and extremely TIRED! LOL

 

Here is just a glimpse of what has been keeping me so busy!!

 

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Lowe’s Build and Grow, SUCH fun!!!!!!

 

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Craft Day with our new homeschool group! :D

 

 

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Learning about Ancient China (among other things).

 

 

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A field trip to a local fire station!

 

We have even more things coming up! SHEW!!!! Did I say I was exhausted???? SIGH…. But it’s SO MUCH FUN!!! CFS and Fibro be darned!!!

 

 

I have a craft coming up that I can’t wait to share with you!! I am also working on some more unit studies!!! And before too long I will need to get started on C & C’s Halloween costumes!! YILES! So much to do and so little time to do it all!!

 

 

HAVE FUN HOMESCHOOLING, CRAFTING and SEWING! ;)

 

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Upcoming Posts


I have some great stuff coming up for y’all!! This week I’ll be posting a tutorial for my May Flowers Skirt and creating a list of my favorite homeschooling sites. I will be picking a great book from the library, “When Pigasso Met Mootisse”.

When Pigasso Met Mootisse

I’ll have to come up with some fun ideas for the kids to do.

I’ll be adding some more info to my About Me page so y’all can “get to know” me! ;)

AND I’ll be adding some more of my finished projects.

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What I would LOOOOVE to do (if/when I get enough followers) is to have some contests and swaps. Pattern swaps, project swaps, etc.

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