Summer is a fantastic time of year to get outside and enjoy nature, but let’s face it, there are times when it’s too stinking hot to be outside all day. What then? That’s when you grab your art supplies and celebrate summer with mixed media projects!
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Now, I’m generally happy to peruse the deepest, darkest corners of the internet looking for art inspiration for my kids, but why do that when someone has already done the work for me? If you can relate to that sentiment, you’re going to love learning about this Celebrate Summer Mixed Media Workshop from Alisha Gratehouse and Masterpiece Society!
My kids started working through the projects and I can’t wait to tell you what I’ve learned about this course. Grab a big glass of sweet tea and take a look:
Celebrate Summer Mixed Media Workshop
Celebrate Summer is a four-week, video-based eCourse with step-by-step instructions for 20 summer-themed mixed media projects. The course is designed with older kids and teens in mind, but younger siblings can certainly get in on the fun with some extra supervision and help.
Over the course of the workshop, students explore and experiment with several different forms of art including:
- Watercolor painting
- Acrylic painting
- Collage art
- Chalkboard art
- Hand lettering
- Art journaling
I’ve found this variety to be one of my favorite things about Celebrate Summer. Even though both of my kids have specific strengths when it comes to art, they both benefit from exploring the areas that aren’t all that desirable to them.
Also worth noting, Celebrate Summer is a self-paced course. That’s a big relief because that means there’s no timeline to finish the projects.
If you start the course and get busy half-way through, no problem. That also means that it’s fine to choose some projects for now and save some for next summer because students receive lifetime access.
Celebrate Summer Mixed Media Workshop:
You may remember me mentioning Celebrate Summer in a recent Instagram post or in my favorite no-prep summer learning ideas, but I didn’t go into much detail about the course in either of those. Now that we’ve had time to experiment with a few of the projects and preview them all, I’m happy to share our experience.
As mentioned earlier, the course is aimed at older kids and teens, but both my 12 year-old son and 7 year-old daughter are working through it and loving it. They love the summer projects, but they also love Ms. Alisha. They get cracked up listening to her as she works through each step and shares her thoughts and stories.
So far, they’ve finished the acrylic lightning bugs painting, the watercolor citrus project, and the sailboat collage piece. As it turns out, these three projects are a great sampling of what to expect from the workshop. They’re fun and diverse, but they all three represent the sights, sounds, and smells of summer.
If you’re looking for art ideas for your kids to enjoy during these summer months, Celebrate Summer is your solution! After all, it doesn’t get much easier than checking your art supply inventory and pushing play on the videos! This workshop truly is a fantastic way to celebrate summer with art!
Learn More About Celebrate Summer
Want to learn more or purchase this eCourse for your kids? You’ll find all the details and purchase information by clicking the image below.
While you’re there, you can also take a look at the other workshops and the Studio Membership option from Masterpiece Society. You can find all kinds of art help for your homeschool there. Ask me how I know. 😉