Is art a part of your homeschool, or do you feel like it is just a fun, extra thing to do if you get around to it? In public schools, when budgets get tight, the first thing cut out of the curriculum is art. Is that the case for you, too? On the surface it may seem that making art is just for fun, but in truth, it is an essential component of academic achievement.
Teaching art at home can be intimidating. Aren’t art supplies expensive? Aren’t projects time consuming? And what about the MESS? In this class Jessica Croker, a homeschooling mom of six with a BFA in visual art from Utah State University, will help you understand the WHY and HOW of bringing art into your homeschool. We’ll cover the crucial role art plays in learning to see and think, explore some sample projects, talk about supplies and home set-up, and discuss how to deal with the mess. Incorporating art into your homeschool can be as simple or as elaborate as you want to it to be. Come spark some ideas on how to make it work for you.
Jessica Croker is a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Mindful Living Coach, teaching well-attended classes, seminars, and workshops since 2013. She hosts a weekly podcast called “The Seedpod-cast” to teach and inspire women that self-care isn’t selfish and that when we put ourselves first, we can actually think about ourselves less. Through her website, www.seedpod.yoga, she runs an interactive Unselfish Self-Care coaching program, helping people really internalize and apply her mindful approach to self-care. Jessica has been homeschooling her six children since the first one was born in 2000 and lives with her husband and children in Manassas, Virginia.