Looking for a spring-themed art option for your homeschool? Today I’m sharing six reasons to add spring mixed media art to your plans and how we’re including it in our home.
*I received complimentary access to this workshop in exchange for my honest review. Please see disclosure for details.
You don’t have to spend too much time with us to know that my kiddos love working with mixed media art. While they’re happy to experiment with mixed media at any time, they were thrilled to start working through Springtime Splendor, a spring mixed media workshop from Alisha Gratehouse.Welcome spring to your #homeschool with a mixed media workshop from @alisha_flourish.Click To Tweet
After completing a few projects, we learned that spring is the perfect time to add mixed media art to our homeschool plans. Here’s why.
Six Reasons to Add Spring
Mixed Media Art to Your Homeschool
1. Because February
February by itself is enough reason to add some spring mixed media art to your homeschool days. For whatever reason, many homeschool families become unmotivated and overwhelmed by the time February rolls around.
If that’s the case for you, a mixed media workshop is a great way to reboot your homeschool. It would certainly make a fantastic addition to any homeschool schedule, but it’s also a great way to take a step back when your homeschool plans aren’t working. This gives your students time to have fun while experimenting with mixed media methods so that you can determine how your homeschool back on track.
2. Works with spring nature study
Spring mixed media art can add a creative flair to nature study. After all, there are some stunning scenes that come along with spring. Give your kids a chance to celebrate the beauty of spring by bringing nature study and art together.
3. Perfect Art Option for Spring Fever
I can’t say that we’re dealing with spring fever right now because my corner of North Carolina completely skipped winter this year. That said, there have been years where winter seemed to beat us down and the first sign of spring made it hard to focus on any of my homeschool plans.
In those years, spring-themed art allowed my kiddos to express their anticipation of a new season in a productive way that I could count as school time for my state homeschool records.
4. Good for Boys and Girls
Your family dynamics may be quite different from mine, but I have a 5 year-old daughter and a 10 year-old son. Their personalities and creative tendencies are so incredibly different, but spring mixed media art gives them both a chance to create and be true to themselves.
There’s lots of room for flexibility in regards to colors and patterns, but there’s also plenty of interesting subject matter to keep boys and girls happy.
All the bugs, butterflies, flowers, weather, and birds associated with the season make spring mixed media art an easy addition to homeschool plans for girly girls and manly young men alike.
5. Encourages Kids to Appreciate Creation
“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.” – Martin Luther
Is it even possible to look around in the springtime and not be mezmerized by creation and in awe of the Creator? Spring mixed media art encourages students to study the season, create, and appreciate the beauty that surrounds.
6. Perfect for Short Attention Spans
Another thing I love about mixed media art is that it’s a perfect fit for short attention spans. The multi-step projects may not seem ideal, but they’re actually a blessing because they allow kids to play and do other things during drying times.
While this is certainly true of any mixed media art, it’s especially nice in springtime where kids are itching to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. These projects allow play and art to coexist.
Mixed Media Workshop
We love mixed media art and we love spring, so you can imagine how much we’re loving the Springtime Splendor Mixed Media Workshop. This four-week e-Course includes 20 fun and beautiful art projects and includes the following art forms:
- Art journaling
- Acrylic painting
- Hand lettering
- Chalkboard art
- Collage art
- Watercolor painting
The best part is that you receive lifetime access to the class, meaning your kids can work at their own pace and you’ll still have access next month and next year if you don’t complete them in that four-week span.
Also worth noting, the workshop is designed with older children, teens, and adults in mind, but younger kids can enjoy many of the projects also. I know from experience because of my five year-old who doesn’t understand what “you’re too young” means. 😉
That said, she’s been able to hold her own on all of our spring mixed media adventures thus far. If your younger kids aren’t quite as, ahem, strong-willed as mine, they could still handle some of these projects with some help from you or older siblings.
If you’re interested in this fantastic e-Course, visit Springtime Splendor to learn more.
Have you incorporated spring mixed media art into your homeschool plans? What’s worked well for you?