Both of my kids love art appreciation and artist study. In some ways, that makes it easy on me as a homeschool mom. In some ways, however, that’s tough. It leaves me constantly looking for ways to keep our art study fresh and engaging.
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I’ve often referred to myself as a not-so artsy homeschool parent and, although I’m making progress, it’s challenging for me to find new ways teach art appreciation.
It’s also challenging for me to properly spotlight the gifted artists who have shaped what we know as art. Even more challenging for me is to teach my kids how to create. Techniques, styles, and how-tos simply aren’t my strong point.
That’s why Masterpiece Society’s mixed media workshops have been such a game-changer for us. We had an incredible experience with The Art of Fall and Winter Wonderland e-Courses. That’s why we were fired up to learn about the Mixing with the Masters e-Courses!
Artist Study Comes Alive
with Mixed Media
This Mixing with the Masters e-Course features video art lessons with projects clearly inspired by the original artist. At the same time, each project also encourages imagination and creativity of the individual student.
Better yet, the course is designed to take place in a six-week time frame, but each class in the e-Course can be watched and enjoyed according to your family’s schedule. Meaning, you can cover one artist a week over six weeks or sprinkle the lessons into your homeschool art plans as desired.
This workshop is intended for kids ages 8 and up, meaning teens and adults can enjoy it too! (Don’t mention that part to my youngest! She’s been tackling these projects since she was 4!) The goal is to ignite a love for the masters, to encourage students to enjoy the art process, and to inspire them to explore and grow their God-given creativity.
Artist Study Meets Mixed Media Art
Mixing with the Masters, Volume 1, features six world famous artists from various eras and movements. The course explores their lives, art styles, techniques, mediums, and genres.
The best part is the opportunity to recreate some of their most famous masterpieces and take them to another level through mixed media. Here are the artists included in Volume 1:
- Leonardo da Vinci – High Renaissance
- Rembrandt van Rijn – Baroque
- Claude Monet – Impressionism
- Vincent van Gogh – Post-Impressionism
- Pablo Picasso – Cubism
- Georgia O’Keeffe – American Modernism
Mixing with the Masters Volume 2 features these artists:
- Albrecht Durer – High Renaissance
- Johannes Vermeer – Baroque
- Edgar Degas – Realism & Impressionism
- Mary Cassatt – Impressionism
- Paul Cezanne – Post-Impressionism
- Henri Matisse – Fauvism
I also appreciate how studies for each artist both workshops are available for purchase individually once their release dates arrive. That’s a perfect way to incorporate art into other areas you’re studying in your homeschool plans.
For example, if you’re studying The Renaissance in the upcoming homeschool year like we are, the da Vinci study is a wonderful, hands-on addition to your lineup.
Mixing with the Masters: Hands-on Artist Study
Beyond the master artists themselves, this workshop will explore and experiment with several art forms and techniques:
- Sketching and charcoal drawing
- Watercolor painting
- Pastel painting
- Acrylic painting techniques like
- Alla Prima
- Wax resist
- Collage art
- And more!
Are you a Masterpiece Society Studio member? If so, these Mixing with the Masters workshops are available to you through your membership! 🙂
While my kids are familiar with art techniques like watercolor painting, pastel painting, and sketching, this course gives them chances to build on what they already know and explore completely new areas. Yet another reason this isn’t the typical artist study!
Ready to Get Started Mixing with the Masters?
Don’t miss your chance to mix it up with the masters along with us! You can buy the course, purchase classes for individual artists, or learn more through the links below!
Mixing with the Masters, Volume 1
Mixing with the Masters, Volume 2
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