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April 8, 2018

The Principles Illustrated- Principles of Design Posters and Printable Bundle

If you’ve read the Kitchen Table Classroom for any period of time you know I love using the elements of art as a jumping off point for my art lessons and curriculum.   Let’s go a step beyond the elements to explore the principles of design. The Principles Illustrated is a giant bundle of printable posters, worksheets and a printable book that will make it easy for you to teach and learn the principles of design.

March 18, 2018

Sketch the Fifty States- Free Printable Book

It would be a stretch to say that we’re a family of travelers.  Even though my kiddos have not seen the world over doesn’t mean they can’t “know” it.  I created this free printable book to help kids learn the fifty states through a doing a little research and digging and also having a little fun sketching and doodling along the way. 

March 12, 2018

Looking at Jobs in the Arts -Printable Resources

As a creative person I would encourage a person of any age to explore jobs in the arts, hobbies in the arts, therapies in the arts.  You get the idea.  I value the arts.  Making stuff is good for the soul. But as a parent it can be scary to encourage your child to choose an occupation in the arts that may or may not appear to be able to support a family.

February 25, 2018

What is Art? The Value of Art in Your Child’s Life plus Free Printable Quotes

Do you have child that you anticipate will grow up to be an artist? Will they make their living through fine art or commercial art?  Maybe a handful of you will answer yes to that question.  But for those of you that shook your head no I encourage you to ask the question how can art encourage your child even if they don’t appear to be a gifted artist.  What is art and how can taking part in the arts benefit every child?

January 28, 2018

Growth Mindset Coloring Sheets and Printable Prompts

Growth mindset has kind of become the mantra of our little homeschool and my grown up decision of starting a blog.  Growth mindset celebrates the process, the effort of learning new things, rather than the outcome.  Do we want a positive outcome?  Yes, ma’am.  But sometimes trying weird, new things, requires taking a risk, maybe even failing.

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