Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Seeking Beauty: the Arts and Everything that brings Beauty to our World

Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

I admit, this is where we struggle when it comes to what all we do around here!  We do try, especially when it comes to Art, but it never seems to happen... Good thing, we have our weekly co-op & music lessons!  Last semester they were both in art and their teacher did a little bit of artist study. They are taking art again this semester, with the same teacher, so I know it will continue!  Last year, they also were part of music and were able to perform at the Open House.

They both take voice lessons and are currently working on a piece to perform at church.  Samantha does piano lessons and Riley takes guitar.  Something new this year, they have both recently joined Celebration Singers of Central Arkansas Student Choir. They have only been to one practice and I have been to a parent meeting that was discussion of upcoming trips!  Riley is excited about this choir, Samantha- not so much.  I think it's because she doesn't know anyone... I think she will love it when she figures out how much fun she can have - she loves to sing!  She is not crazy about solo stuff, but in a group - she is fine!

Well, that was kinda random, but that is about how our Fine Arts goes around here!  Check out the rest of the Curriculum Fair participants and see how they incorporate fine arts into their days ~

Memory Making by Christine @ Crunchy Country Catholic
  Learning Art at Our House by Jessica @ Modest Mama
  history, up close by Jennifer @ a glimpse of our life
  Fitting in the Arts When Homeschooling by Laura O in AK @ Day by Day in Our World
  The Art of Exploration by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
  Appreciating the Arts by Cindy Horton @ Fenced in Family
  Beauty in Homeschooling? by Cindy @ For One Another
  Heart of Dakota- The Fine Details- Part 4 Poetry & Bible by Lynn @ Ladybug Chronicles
  The Art of Art by Brenda Emmett @ Garden of Learning
  The Beauty of the Arts - Where Does It Fit? by Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
  Learning and Art Library by Angie @ Petra School
Seeking Beauty: The Arts and Everything that Brings Beauty to Our World by Christa Darr @ Fairfield Corner Academy
  How to Fit "The Arts" in School by Christine @ Our Homeschool Reviews


  1. Some things simply are better random. ;0)
    Thank you for joining the Virtual Curriculum Fair.

  2. Guitar! That's not one you hear very often around here. My hubby plays, but the kids only do piano. At what age did you introduce the guitar?

  3. Riley started playing the guitar when he was 8. I think... may have been 9.


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