I have no talent or affection for kiddo crafts whatsoever. Not even a little. When I was pregnant with our first, my husband and I daydreamed about which things we looked forward to doing with and teaching the kids. “You get the crafts,” I said. But I do love art all things art (with an especially soft spot for metal sculpture). And my mom, grandmother, and aunt have all been talented painters.
We use a classical approach to curriculum, with some Charlotte Mason thrown in. And both of those educational styles suggest putting great art in front of little eyes early on. So when it comes to art, there is the doing and then there is the appreciating. And at some point, for a great classical education, you’ve got to dive into both.
So what do you do when you have graduated from the popsicle stick and pom-pom stage? Here are a few of the things we do.Continue Reading