Every child is an artist…

The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) We have had so much fun the last three days!  Grace and I had a blast and learned a lot during a fabulous 3-day morning art class for homeschooled students by Barry Stebbing.  Widely known for his excellent homeschool curriculum, How Great Thou Art, Mr.  Stebbing is a popular exhibitor at the  Home Educators of Virginia convention. I was excited to find he would be teaching in Chesapeake!  Even more so when I discovered mom’s could take the class too!    I can’t remember the last time I picked up a paint brush … Continue reading Every child is an artist…

Sketch Tuesday: Something poisonous…

We have missed the last few Sketch Tuesday assignments, but this one fit right in with our Apologia Zoology II Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day curriculum.  We had learned about rays and skates in the chapter on Sharks and Rays.  These two creatures both have cartilage instead of bones!  The cartilage is lighter, and more flexible.  Rays have a sharp, spine or stinger filled with venom near the tail.  When we visited the Virginia Aquarium a few weeks ago we were able to watch a feeding, and hold our hands down in the tank water to feel the rays’ backs when they swim by.  The … Continue reading Sketch Tuesday: Something poisonous…