Calling All Heroes

My dryer tumbles cotton, and I contemplate the nature of one of literature’s elusive character archetypes: the Hero. How do you define a hero? In ancient works such as The Odyssey, or Beowulf, heroes...

Dogs and Cats in Art

In this lesson, we are going to study something that is probably very dear and special to most of us; our pets that are dogs and cats.  We are going to look at master works of art that are first of a...

Incorporating Music

One of the things I love about homeschooling is the ability to incorporate so many of the arts into our lessons. This is particularly true with music, which is often relegated to its own little corne...

3D Hand Drawings

This art project is fun and simple yet creates a neat 3D effect that looks complex. Step 1: First place your hand on the paper at an angle, then trace lightly with a pencil. Step 2: With a black cray...

Lessons from Martial Arts

My boys were destined to study martial arts. Their father is a black belt in one karate style, went so far as brown belt in Aikido, and is currently a brown belt in a second karate style. Watching th...