Hello and welcome to our blog. We are a family of 4 and have been home educating since our eldest son would have started school in 2012. Dh and I share the H.E duties between us. We're going to try blogging partly to encourage us to reflect on what we're doing and partly to share what we're up to with anybody who may be interested. As a family we are all really enjoying home ed. so if we help in any way to support others or to help spread the word then that would be wonderful.

Monday 24 August 2015


We use Artistic Pursuits as our art spine. It's been great, but recently I've been finding it a bit dry and technical so I've decided to mix it up with other things. When the boys were smaller we used Mary-Anne Kohl's 'Preschool Art'. Her central message is that kids' art should be about the process rather than the end product. She tends to outline a technique and then encourage you to explore what you can do with it for yourself. So I invested in her 'Exploring Great Artists',where she matches great works of art with a particular technique to try. We stated with splatter painting and Jackson Pollock's 'Lavendar Mist'. The boys loved it and it's inspired them to do lots more abstract art in their free time. We've had watercolours, chalk pastels and pen creations. 

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