A New Twist on Art
As a mom who has homeschooled for over 19 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 programs that left my kids, utterly BORED!
So, I decided to use two of the gifts God gave me: a love of art and a love of kids (plus a wee bit of silliness) to create my own 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. (Please feel free to check out samplings of student artwork and see what moms are saying about my workshops.)
The art courses have grown from seasonal mixed media workshops to master artist courses to art appreciation curriculum and so much more!
And now, we’ve just introduced a homeschool art membership site where you can access ALL our art courses for kids and teens at one low monthly (or yearly) price.
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.
Why the Name, Masterpiece Society?
This name comes from Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) which says,
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
It is my desire that this site will not only ignite a love of art in your kids and teens, but also encourage them to be the masterpiece they already are, and inspire them to further develop their own creativity.
Here, the artist is also the masterpiece!
Visit My Other Websites:
I would love for you to visit me at my blog, Flourish, where I hope you will be encouraged to live an abundant and satisfying life – spirit, soul and body (John 10:10). There you’ll find a few of my craft tutorials, free printables, podcast, and lots of other randomness. Visit my art website, Alisha Gratehouse Designs, to purchase my original artwork and jewelry creations.
“I have filled him with the Spirit of God…and ability for every kind of artistic work.” ~ Ex. 31:5