Welcome to the Masterpiece Society, an extension of my blog, Flourish. This site is dedicated exclusively to art, FUN things related to creating and creativity, as well as Artist Study and Art Appreciation for your older kids and teens. (No preschool or early-elementary paper crafting on this blog)! 😉
It is my desire that this site will not only ignite a love of art in your kids and teens, but that it will also encourage them to be the masterpiece they are (Eph. 2:10 NLT), and inspire them to further develop their own God-given creativity.
A New Twist on Art
As a mom who has homeschooled for over 18 years now, I always wanted something more than was available for art and artist study. There were plenty of “fill-in-the-blank” worksheets and coloring pages, as well as art “curriculum” that left my kids, utterly BORED!
Several years ago I began creating seasonal mixed media art courses to offer the homeschool community. These workshops give kids, teens, and moms a FUN, hands-on way to create beautiful works of art while learning about various art mediums. I have been thrilled by their tremendous success! (Please feel free to check out samplings of student artwork and see what moms are saying about my workshops.)
Now, I am offering a new series, Mixing with the Masters, which will be an exciting way to connect kids and teens with the old masters and some of their most famous works. By becoming involved in the same processes these artists used, the elements and principles of art will come ALIVE!
What Is Mixed Media Art?
Mixed media art is a fun and easy way to create because it is art without rules! The medium of choice is up to the artist’s tastes, moods and desires. It combines sketching, painting, lettering, stamping, cutting, pasting, and so much more! Mixed media creates an excellent outlet for self-expression and exploring your God-given creativity. With this art form, you must forget perfectionism and embrace the whimsical!
Art is a vitally important learning tool in any classroom, whether public or home school. Children who create art – sketches, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and crafts – not only experience the satisfaction of self-expression, but also learn to think in new ways.
How Does One Participate in the Workshops?
The mixed media workshops are either 2-week, 4-week, or 6-week eCourses which are taught via videos in a private, password-protected site. You and your child(ren) may watch and create on your own schedule. You will have LIFETIME access to the course.
For more info, please check out our FAQs.