Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Virtual Refrigerator - Kwik Stix and SchoolhouseTeachers.com

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Welcome to the Virtual Refrigerator art link-up! Thank you for joining us as we share what we're creating in our homeschools. We 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! The Virtual Fridge link-up is open all month, with anchor posts planned for each Wednesday (although during the summer, that may not always happen!).

Today is the last day of my artist's summer job, and I'm working extra days this week as well, so no new art from us - sorry! I've been featuring some artwork from our archives this month, but once we're back to a regular school schedule, I'm hoping we'll have something new on a sort of regular basis. However, the artist is not taking an Art class for credit, so it's likely that it will on a strictly for fun basis here. I would love to see this art link-up continue, so if you've been enjoying and contributing to the Virtual Fridge, would you consider joining in as a co-host? If that sounds appealing to you, please contact me for more information.

I don't have new art today, but I do have a couple of recommendations. First, a fun product we reviewed awhile ago, Kwik Stix,is now available at BJ's Wholesale Clubs and we are passing on the news. BJ's is carrying the 24-pack of Thin Stix Solid Tempera Paint Sticks for $19.99.  
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If you're looking for other varieties or packages of Kwik Stix, Amazon has quite a selection of these fast-drying solid tempera paint sticks. They worked great on a canvas art pad, and will also work on poster paper or cardboard. Kwik Stix look like markers, and they are just that easy to use. You can read our full review of these nifty paint markers here: Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paints. And I've pulled out some of those art projects to put up on the Virtual Fridge today too.

Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paints (A Schoolhouse Crew Review) on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
No hunting up paintbrushes and cups of water, or laying down newspaper or something to protect a work surface. Not even a smock necessary to protect her clothes. Just get out the paper or canvas, take the lid of a Kwik Stix marker, and draw. With that kind of quick set-up and put-away, and little risk of making a mess, Kennady gravitated towards using the Kwik Stix for quick doodle-type paintings and design experiments. And I had no issues with her working on the dining room table, or even on the floor in her room.
Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paints (A Schoolhouse Crew Review) on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Art Resource Reviews on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - Cityscape in Kwik Stix solid tempera paints
Cityscape by KAT, April 2016

My second recommendation is to take advantage of the special pricing on SchoolhouseTeachers.com during the last days of their Early Bird Back to Homeschool event. Their huge library of curriculum and resources is being offered with special savings, when you use the code HOT2017 before August 31, 2017. You get the special pricing, a free tote and the big print magazine too.

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In the past, we've used many of the Everyday Easels lessons at SchoolhouseTeachers.com for art ideas, and there are plenty of other art courses available as well.


Everyday Easels art lessons at SchoolhouseTeachers.com







Graphic Design or Image Editing are good examples of art-related electives you could explore.

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2 comments:

Mother of 3 said...

I'd be happy to co-host now that we're heading back to a more traditional schooling I am hoping to incorporate art into our days; this way I would feel obligated to do something creative once a week!

Annette V said...

as long as using an art book as a basis would be okay, I could lend a hand in the hosting a well. :)

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