You ARE an Artist Clubhouse Monthly Membership ($20.00 / month)
reviewed by maeghanmacdougall
We simply needed more Nana, so we had to subscribe. It is supposed to be art lessons, but for us it has been peace and order and, at last, simple joy.
Sixteen years as a homeschooler with nine children I have had my share of crazy. This year was going to be different. I found Pam Barnhill, I had license to buy mountains of marvelous books, we were going to do art---finally---and drown ourselves in the Middle Ages. Bliss.
So, of course, my husband gets the dream job offer, we pick up and leave 11 years of an amazing support network, parents, and three of our children to move eight hours away. Time from acceptance letter to new house in new state? 23 days.
The week after Thankgiving, I finally sat the children down for the first lesson....and it starts: our 12-year-old is our second artist, (they don't get from me) and he knows ALL about pastels...nobody does them....they are messy....they are boring...they are stuuuupid....Oy vey.
Ignoring him, I start with the introduction by accident. And there is Nana and I just watch. Watch as this woman, with her lovely, soft, Southern drawl, sucks this kid in like an undertow. First he stops complaining, a miracle in itself. Then he starts meandering over to the table. Then he leans on his chair. When she finishes he announces that he will do this lesson if he can show his siblings how HE draws dragons, which he does, with great patience. !
Totally unexpectedly, these lessons have become an anchor. I have something they can all do that is brief but focused, fun but productive. They get a complete, tangible proof of effort. I put their drawings in sheet protectors and we will watch as they progress through the year.
A little breakfast, a little prayer, a little Nana. Priceless.View this product →
Chalk Pastels Art at the Beach ($18.00)
reviewed by kl_mercier
This is such a fun way to keep your kids doing art all summer long! My kids love drawing the ocean animals. These easy beach scenes make great gifts, too. There's something very soothing about painting ocean scenes; we all enjoy doing this together!View this product →
Chalk Pastels Art in Space ($15.00)
reviewed by kl_mercier
We love this ebook! This is great for kiddos who are into science and astronomy. My ten-year-old can do this series herself with the easy, step-by-step instructions. My seven-year-old can do it with just a little bit of assistance from me; she sometimes gets a bit lost during video tutorials so she really enjoys the projects with written instructions. This would pair perfectly with an astronomy-themed tea time, an astronomy-themed book party (Wrinkle in Time, Hitchhiker's Guide), a trip to the planetarium, or with everyday science lessons.View this product →
You ARE an Artist! Clubhouse Annual Membership ($200.00 / year)
reviewed by espiedc
"The Glowing Christmas Tree was our very first Chalk Pastel lesson that we did. We did it last year around Christmas time and we were hooked. We are now annual club members and loving our weekly art lessons. We are so grateful for these lessons. 💗" - Christie EspieView this product →