September 14, 2021

Noticing the Season

As the season changes from summer to fall, here are a few beautiful pieces to ponder–by yourself or with your students.    Read and Reflect: One […]
February 4, 2018

The Evolution of my Nature Notebook by Nicole Williams

My children have each worked their way through several nature notebooks throughout their school education, but I am still working on my original one. My first […]
January 27, 2018

The Importance of Memory Drawing in Nature Notebooks by Emily Kiser

As we seek to implement a Charlotte Mason education for our children, it is very helpful to look at her methods, at what she did and […]
November 30, 2015

A Couple Hundred Pictures by Bonnie Buckingham

I forget the name of my favorite but I sure don’t forget its beauty (a 12 year old). Charlotte Mason said paintings would “hang in the […]
November 21, 2015

A Feast of a Picnic by Jason Fiedler

“Does everyone have a copy of the painting? Perfect. Sunflowers was painted by Vincent van Gogh, the artist from our story Camille and the Sunflowers, by […]
October 12, 2014

A Dry Brush Tutorial or Who is Afraid of a Little Paint? by Jeannette Tulis

I have seen that look on your face, the one that says, “I can’t do that; what is more, my children can’t do that!” at the […]
May 25, 2014

A Tale of Two Galleries by Dr. Jennifer Spencer

Monet’s Garden at Argenteuil A lady walks in to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. with a group of high school students. She is confident because, […]
December 1, 2013

Picture Talk: A Child’s Perspective on Bible Stores by Lori Lawing

Sadness. Heartbreak. Remorse. Agony. Regret. Anguish. Despair. Pictures speak! The children have viewed a painting called The Expulsion from the Garden by Masaccio c. 1424. After […]
May 26, 2013

Eleanor M. Frost and the Narration of a “Picture Talk” – Part II by Carroll Smith

It might be helpful to you to reread last week’s blog post before reading this post. It will bring back to mind what Eleanor Frost says […]