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Thin Stix Giveway

GIVEAWAY

Don’t miss your chance to win a free set of Thin Stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc!

If you don’t know what Thin Stix are, then check out these stories for more information about these wonderful MESS FREE tempera paint sticks. 

Thin Stix Creativity Pack Review & Giveaway

Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors Review

Enter this Giveway for a chance to win.  Each person is allowed 2 entries.  

Giveaway entries will be accepted between 11/9/17 and 11/22/17 for your chance to win.

Must be 18 and older and on mainland USA to participate.

Winner will be selected randomly through the Rafflecopter entries as noted at the bottom of the Thin Stix Review and Giveaway post. 

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Winners will be emailed that they have won and will need to send their shipping information within 24 hours of winning.  The will be sent a free Thin Stix prize directly from The Pencil Grip, Inc.

Thin Stix would make a great addition to your arts and craft supplies, your home, office, or classroom.   Thin Stix make a great gift to give away too. 

I would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out about this Giveaway.  If you would kindly share the giveaway with your family, friends, and on your social media: facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc. 

I can’t wait to see who the winner is!

Be blessed!

 

 

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ARTistic Pursuits: The Elements of Art and Composition Review

Do you need a fun art study project for your middle school aged kids? Then you might want to check out   Middle School 6-8, Book 1: The Elements of Art and Composition by ARTistic Pursuits.

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ARTistic Pursuits
Middle School 6-8 Book One
The Elements of Art and Composition
Ages 11 and older
Retails for $47.95

With this art curriculum, kids will complete 68 origional works of art as they learn to draw.  Contains 36 weeks of lessons.   There are 16 units and each unit has 4 lessons.  Each unit follows the same pattern:

  • Build a Visual Vocabulary
  • Art Appreciation and Art History
  • Techniques
  • Application

Building a visual vocabulary involves learning how something can be described and then translated into a picture.  It involves connecting real world experiences and observations with ideas through art.

Art Appreciation and Art History involves studying how the great art masters conveyed a topic in their art and then the student applies this knowledge to their own work of art.

Techniques involves learning how to combine knowledge and tools.

Application involves involves a creating a final work of art using everything they have learned.

Art supplies needed to complete the curriculum are listed on the Getting Started page as well as a complete content list of units and lessons covered.

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At the end of the book there is an evaluation page.   You can judge your students work and assign a grade based on these levels:

  1. Creative Exersise
  2. Challenge
  3. Drawing Technique
  4. The Project

This is a full year of art curriculum if you use it for 1 hour twice a week.  You can go faster or slower depending on the skills of your child.

How we used this curriculum

We received the book in order to facilitate this review.  We purchased our own art materials.  The super nice thing about this curriculum is that kids can accomplish a whole lot with only a few items, some of which you might already have.  This art curriculum is a win win for a homeschool budget!

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With this art curriculum, kids get to create their own origional works of art. They learn to free hand sketch art projects mentioned in the book, and they they apply these techniques to sketching some thing they observe in their own environment.

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In each lesson, they learn art history as well as art technique as they work their way through the book.  The lessons are basic and easy to follow.  Most students at these age levels will be able to work through this curriculum independantly depending on their reading skill level.

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Sometimes my kids wanted to take the lesson a step further and here is one where my son wanted to go beyond just sketching the piece.  He wanted to ad color in his picture too.  I gave him freedom to create it however he wanted too.

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On a sunny afternoon, his brother took his book outside to learn to draw and practice his skills.  He enjoyed doing his school work sitting next to his pet cat and pet chicken.

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Say what?  You don’t see her amongst the many shoes the kids kicked off their feet on the porch?  Oh yeah, his pet chicken is in the chair stitting right beside him.  Enjoying your pets, while you do your homework outside listening to the birds  and nature in your bare feet is just one of the many perks of being homeschoolers!

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My kids love to draw.  Now they are learning specific techniques to make their drawing more realistic and becoming more aware of what they are observing in the world around them.  Learning the technical ins and outs of drawing is something they are really enjoying, thanks to this review of ARTistic Pursuits curriculum.

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Christmas Shopping

Can I help you with your Christmas shopping?

Christmas Gifts

I will help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones on your Christmas list.

 

doTerra

You can find lots of great essential oils, vitamins and supplements, soaps, skin care, hair care, and more healthy living products to support your immune system and lifestyle for you and your loved ones at doTerra.

doTerra Diamond Kit

 

ItWorks

You can also pick up great healthy living items at ItWorks and while you are there, be sure to check out the WRAPS, natural super-food supplements, and body care products to make this coming year the best and healthiest year yet!  The most popular product is the Wrap Applicator which used to be sold in exclusive spas in Europe for over $300 and is available through ItWorks for $25 a piece. With products from ItWorks, you can create your own spa right at home for a fraction of the cost.

itWorks Pack

 

Garden Tower

Another great Christmas gift idea is a Garden Tower and try out a great way to capture water for your plants with the Rain Barrel.  You and your loved ones can grow organic food year around (indoors or outdoors) in these amazing vertical gardens. The Garden Tower holds 50 plants in less than 4 square feet.

Terracotta Composting 50-Plant Garden Tower by Garden Tower Project

 

 

Just For Kids:

A great idea for those all natural creative kids (your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, and neighbor kids too) in your life, is to get them kid friendly healthy living items from doTerra and ItWorks .  There are so many totally terrific items for kids available that will help them live a healthier life.

Also why not Give the gift of creativity with Green Kid Crafts!  These awesome arts, crafts, and educational activities are sure to please kids of all ages!

Another option is to purchase excellent resources from the Answers in Genesis Bookstore for folks of all ages too. They have books, CD’s, DVD’s, Games, and more, and there is something special for everyone!

If you need assistance, or have any questions, just leave me a message, and I will get in touch with you with great gifts options you will love and help you make this Christmas really special!

 

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Botanical Art At Homeschool Coop

We made the coolest Botanical Art project at Homeschool Coop.  This is such a great project to do with kids.  You can frame these, and hang them on your wall, or give these as gifts, or even use them to create other art projects with.  Or you could make really super-duper cool homemade wrapping paper too.

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We did this art project outside. You need to be outdoors or in a well ventilated area for this project as the spray paint has a strong odor and also can get blown around by wind. It is a good idea to take turns and not have too many kids spray painting at once and be sure they are spaced a little distance away from each other. Adult supervision and safety measures should be taken with a project like this.

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The kids picked out colored paper.  They also picked out various plants and flowers they wanted to use.

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They laid out newspapers on the ground and set their colored paper on the newspaper. Then they placed their plant of choice on the paper, and spray painted over it. After a minute or so, they carefully lifted off the plant from the paper and the result was a beautiful reverse silhouette of the plant.

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I love these beautiful masterpieces the kids made! I hope to get them framed for the wall in the near future.

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