Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Curriculum Clean-OUT: Win God & Christian Artists

This contest is now closed.

Congratulations to our winner: Ambre

Homeschool Book Give-away!

Anyone who knows me, also knows how much I have loved being a homeschooling Mom to my (now graduated) four sons. I learned along side them and learned from them. What a great blessing learning at home is!

At this stage, I have a lot of books and curriculum that need to find a  new home. I reluctantly sold a few larger items on Ebay (my beloved books, my steady friends!) and set lower prices to move some books at a local used book sale. Then I saw this neat blog hop Curriculum Clean-OUT going on over at Homeschool Creations and thought I'd join in. When you get done here head over to check out the other giveaways posted. There are some interesting items and it won't cost a nickel if you win!

Have you decided what to use for art this year? Let me suggest . . .
 
God & Christian Artists
How Great Thou Art Series by Barry Stebbing

 Win this book!

What a neat art exploration/art history book! This text provides a 69-lesson, one-year art course. Drawing and color theory are covered while exploring artistic periods and artists—Rembrandt, Fra Angelico, Millet, and others—who have used their talents to glorify God. Ages 8 to 13. 102 reproducible pages, spiralbound softcover.

To enter: please leave a comment below telling me what you love most about art, or a funny incident that happened in your homeschool! You'll get a bonus entry if you decide to join my blog by becoming a member. You don't have to, just let me know that you did. We'll pick a winner at random on Sunday, August 5th. Please make sure in your comment that I have a way to contact you if you win. (Ships free media mail to mainland U.S.)

Enjoy these great homeschooling years with your family—they end too quickly.
—KathyMarie

34 comments:

  1. The thing I love best about art is when I actually have all the supplies on hand for the kids to make something. LOL That doesn't happen too often. I enjoy paper crafting but don't have a huge background of art appreciation. I'd love to introduce the great artists to my kids.

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  2. I love art because my kids love it and it just makes you feel good when you do art.

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  3. i love how it doesn't take much to please children in the area of Art! my kiddos love paint and it could be as simple as making things out of paper and they think it's great! openhisword@yahoo.com

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  4. I love the hands-on aspect of art! It is a nice change of pace, and fits nicely into just about any unit study we come up with.

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  5. Joined your site as a follower!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  6. I'm not at all good at art, but I enjoy looking at it.

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  7. We worked very hard on a poster we were doing in art, and didn't realize til the end, we pasted all the pictures on the poster upside down. We already had the words written on the poster, so when you held it upright, all the pictures were upside down, LOL. debbieka1968 @ verizon . net just remove the spaces for my email.

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  8. I also subscribed to your blog. Thanks debbieka1968 @ verizon . net

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    1. Thanks Debbie, but I wonder why you are not showing up as a follower then? That's funny (maybe not so at the time) about your poster. You have to see the humor in learning at times!

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    2. OK Debbie, I see that you subscribed to email. Thank you.

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  9. I thought when I started home schooling that we'd do a lot more art. Coming from being a public school art teacher I thought it would be my strong point. I just believe in the value of art so much, but I think art is easy to consider as an extra that we'll fit in later when we have more time, or like when a carpenter's house is never finished. I'm thankful that a small group of home school friends and I have met for an art lesson each month for the last couple of years. That has been a blessing. And I hope I win your book! Joined your site as a follower. You can contact me on FB if you like, or call me. Smiles!

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    1. Thanks for joining Becky. We've loved your classes and good luck winning!

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  10. I love art because it's fun , hands on and so creative! Our Lord is creative and has gifted us his creation to enjoy! It's so much fun to be able to creative something and enjoy it!

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  11. I love art, because it is healing and natural (for all ages!) I have a young artist in my home who has found herself through drawing. For fun, you can see her drawings at her face book page called Jo Jo Art. She just turned 8 and her art has given her something larger than herself to share with the world. She has had a pen in hand since she was an infant. I current have nearly 1000 photos to finish editing of her artwork. It has helped her be more confident in approaching other subjects in school and has provided her a way to experience confidence. We have done almost no formal art education, so I am always looking for good books to help teach her. And it has prompted mommy to think about getting our her own sketch books and paints! ;0)
    We LOVE art!

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    1. I was just at Jo Jo's FB page (liked it) and LOVE it! What an incredibly talented child she is. Candy, you join her! Thanks for visiting.

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  12. Home schooling has been a great learning experience for all of us-- last year was our first-- so I need to learn everyones learning style,since not one of these 7 are any the same- @ love art and would do it all day if I let them--2 hates anything to do with are unless its battles,fortes, cars,3 just will do it because it gets out of other things.I did subscribe to you also

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    1. Thank you for visiting Dianna! Wow—seven! I know with our four they were all different too. Hey, I didn't see where you subscribed as you are not showing as a member. Good luck on winning!

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    2. Perhaps you are one that subscribed to email, and it doesn't show up in the membership. Thanks again.

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  13. I love the different ways that one can express themselves through art.

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  14. I love the beauty expressed through art. It is so fun to see my children express themselves and how they see life through their art projects.
    wise.o@hotmail.com is a way to contact me if I win.

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  15. I love that art comes in many forms.

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  16. I subscribed to your blog via email. :)

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  17. What I love most about art that you can tell any story you want with your work. My son loves drawing pictures and telling his story.

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  18. I love all the different mediums of art. My favorite is pencil drawing and making batiks.

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  19. My five year old daughter loves to paint surfers and sharks. I think we've watched too much Shark Week!

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    1. Ambre, you were randomly selected as our winner! I emailed you with the address I could find, but please contact me ASAP. I hope you enjoy the book and thank you for visiting!

      Email: katheemarie77 at yahoo (dot) com

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  20. I love to show my girls that creativity and expression looks completely different in different times and places.

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  21. I love that art can be connected to history lessons and Biblical studies. Alyssa enjoys exploring a variety of mediums and creating her own projects after reading something in a book. God bless,
    Tracey M. tlmswt2000(at)msn(dot)com

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  22. Congratulations to our winner: Ambre!
    Thanks to you all for participating.
    —KathyMarie

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  23. congratulations Ambre that is a blessing

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