Thursday, August 25, 2016

Virtual Refrigerator - Art Lessons at SchoolhouseTeachers.com

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The Virtual Refrigerator is an art post link-up hosted by Every Bed of Roses, Homeschool Coffee Break, Raventhreads, and This Day Has Great Potential #VirtualFridge #art

Welcome to another edition of the Virtual Refrigerator! Thank you for joining me and my co-hosts for our weekly art link-up. We all cordially invite you to add your link sharing artwork that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges too!

We are on vacation, so I've brought out some past projects to display on our Virtual Fridge, and there's a common thread to them. We found ideas and inspiration for these among the many art lesson resources available at SchoolhouseTeachers.com.




Last August, I did an artist study series for the Virtual Refrigerator, and three of the four artists we featured had related lessons on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. The lessons we found in Everyday Easels gave us background information and a starting point for our project and artist study for Piet Mondrian, Alexander Calder, and M.C. Escher.


Artist Study - Piet Mondrian on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #virtualfridge

In our study of Piet Mondrian, we looked at the Everyday Easels unit which focused on his Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow and Kennady created her own versions of this famous piece.

Artist Study - Piet Mondrian on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #virtualfridge

Artist Study - Piet Mondrian on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #virtualfridge
Composition in Foil and Marker by KAT, August 2015

See the full study here: Virtual Refrigerator - Piet Mondrian


M.C. Escher artist study on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #art #VirtualFridge

We also turned to Everyday Easels for information and ideas when we did our artist study of M.C. Escher. Kennady tried her hand at making a tesselation and did a study of an eye (seen above) in Escher's style.

See the full study here: Virtual Refrigerator - M.C. Escher


Artist Study - Alexander Calder on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #virtualfridge

Everyday Easels also provided some ideas for our study of Alexander Calder. Of the several different types of projects we could have worked on, we chose to try a mobile.

See our full study here: Virtual Refrigerator - Alexander Calder

There are already tons of lessons available in the Art department at SchoolhouseTeachers.com, with more coming. Word is there's an art history course coming soon, and digital art is a course being considered for the future. There are also courses like Photography and Graphic Design which may appeal to students who need an art credit but aren't fans of drawing and painting.





 

  

If you're not already familiar with this wonderful homeschool resource, now is the perfect time to check it out - until September 30th, if you buy a year's subscription (which is $139), you'll get a year free! That's over 250 online homeschool classes! Whatever it is your child needs to learn in almost any subject area, SchoolhouseTeachers.com will have something to offer. No added fees, no limit on the number of classes. 

Now it's your turn! Join us by sharing your art posts here on the Virtual Fridge!

The Virtual Refrigerator is an art post link-up hosted by Every Bed of Roses, Homeschool Coffee Break, Raventhreads, and This Day Has Great Potential #VirtualFridge #art


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3 comments:

Annette Vellenga said...

Kym, I'll be doing a series of art books in the fall, can I link them here as well or do you only want art?

Messenger Homestead said...

I have been a member of schoolhouseteachers for a couple of years and have never really utilized it due living in a rural area with satellite internet. :( We are moving closer to town soon and your blog post has encouraged me to look into using more. Thank you!
Jill Messenger
www.messengerhomestead.com

Kym Thorpe said...

Jill, I have had the same issue - not using schoolhouseteachers (and some other sites) as much as I could because our internet isn't great. We haven't made much use of anything relying on video component because of that. So it's great to find lots of art things that are not video based!

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