Sometimes you go on vacation and it’s all sunshine and rainbows.
Other times you go on vacation and it’s gray skies and rain… and, in some cases, chuck-it buckets.
You win some, you lose some.
How do you make the best of vacations when weather- and tummies- are crummy?
Our recent vacation was brought to you by Playful Pet Portraits, created by Flourish – Alisha Gratehouse Designs.
“Playful Pet Portraits” Will Delight Animal Lovers
*Disclosure: I received access to this course at no cost. I was not required to write a review, but I love to share fun resources. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Before I tell you about Playful Pet Portraits, I want you to know about a fantastic online art membership site
I’m not at all surprised, but my kiddos are *loving* this membership site.
My oldest was sick as a dog on Valentine’s Day. Everyone was grouchy (self-included) and feeling a little crummy that our day didn’t go as planned.
Thankfully, we had access to amazing art lessons and they saved the day.
Now, back to Playful Pet Portraits…
Playful Pet Portraits is a Mixed Media Mini-Workshop for the whole family
Our family loves to take courses from Flourish- Alisha Gratehouse Designs. When I heard that there was a Playful Pet Portraits course, I had a feeling my little animal lovers would enjoy it.
The course did not disappoint!
(Plus, it helped me to survive a week of the crummies!)
Playful Pet Portraits was created by Alisha Gratehouse. Alicia is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song.
In her latest art course, Playful Pet Portraits, Alicia teaches children and teens simple techniques for painting pets while exploring various artistic styles.
Playful Pet Portraits is a 2-week e-course. Classes are taught via video in a private, password-protected site.
(I love this type of art course because you can access the videos at any time, from any place… even from a crummy vacation!)
Playful Pet Portraits is a mini-workshop for kids ages 8 and up. My children are 9-, 7-, and 5-years-old and they adored the course, as did I!
During the course, explore simple techniques for capturing pets in the artistic style and medium of choice. Whether you have dogs, cats, bunnies, rodents, birds, fish, or reptiles, or several of each, you will explore them all.
Children will have a blast exploring and experimenting with various art forms including:
- Acrylic painting
- Watercolor painting
- Palette knife painting
- Oil Pastels
- Charcoal & gesso
- Collage art
- Negative space
There are 10 different art projects in all!
When you purchase Playful Pet Portraits, you will receive a welcome PDF with further information about the classes, a supply list, private links to the “classroom” and your personal password… in addition to lifetime access to the course.
Be sure to check out the other offerings from Flourish – Alisha Gratehouse Designs:
- Mixing with the Masters, Volume 1
- You Are a Masterpiece
- Celebrate Summer
- Springtime Splendor
- The Art of Fall
- Winter Wonderland
- Valentine’s Day
Be sure to check out these related posts:
- The Best Art Books for Children
- Easy Outdoor Art
- The Best Art and Music Games for Your Homeschool
- Ignite Creativity with Online Art Lessons
- Homeschool Art Lessons Keep Little Artists Happy
- Fuel Creativity and Learning Through Art
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: What does art look like in your homeschool? Share here.
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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