Classical Composer Monthly has a great freebie (available through this Friday) exclusively for our readers — FINE ART PAGES to introduce some classic masterpieces to your children in a novel, natural way. Here is Erica Johns’ rather humorous story of how she created this delightful 28 page collection:
I don’t think I’m alone as a homeschool mother who dreams of sharing fine art with her children…..and then not getting it done. I mean, by the time the money is spent on math books and science supplies and penmanship workbooks and great books to read, it feels hard to part with any more money for art books.
Or if you *do* get the art books, you have probably noticed that the kids don’t
really gravitate toward them. Nobody’s reading them! Nobody’s looking at the pictures! It feels like nobody cares! And after a long day of schooling the kiddos, do you really want to tack art onto the schedule as well?
I know, ladies. I know.
One day I came up with an idea. What if I could introduce fine art to my children simply, painlessly, inexpensively, without taking up hardly any time, and in a way that would prevent the children from resistance because they wouldn’t even realize anything was going on? YES!
So here it is, so simple that I’m kicking myself for not thinking of this sooner: Fine Art Pages.
Print these out (either at home, or hire an office or copy shop to do it for you), either on regular paper or card stock. Use page protectors or don’t–your choice. Then stick up some art on the walls where every family member will see them and have some time to notice them.
The bathroom, next to the toilet. (yes, I’m serious)
The bathroom, on the mirror or next to it, where people will see the art while they brush their teeth.
On the wall next to each person’s bed (if they are old enough to be trusted), where they can see the art while they lay down and wake up each day.
On the wall by the kitchen sink, where people will see the art when they wash dishes or wash their hands or get a drink of water or help make dinner.
Do you see where I’m going with this? Basically, anyplace that you notice the eye will rest is a potentially great spot for one of these art pages to go…
Such a good idea, and then she’s got 5 additional freebies available for folks who join her email list. Check it out!
CLICK HERE to go to the download page!