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Teaching Art and Music Appreciation

Monday, November 5th, 2012

I’ve really enjoyed reading your website. I am newly married and my husband and I would like to homeschool our future children using a classical curriculum. You say that Arts should be included in curriculum, but I wonder how you practice this? I have no background in music or art and I haven’t been able […]

Learn Quilling

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

A quilling project done by our daughter Johannah in 1991. This project was probably entered into the 4-H county fair that summer.

The art and music appreciation program for busy people

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Harmony Fine Arts plans organize great art and music appreciation resources into a four-year cycle of history and then seasons each week with a Charlotte Mason flavor. These plans are available for Grades 1-12 and will offer families three different options for art study and a detailed plan for music appreciation. Each flexible and easy-to-use […]

Art With Matching Poetry — Bed in Summer

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people’s feet […]

Art With Matching Poetry — The Hare

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Epitaph on a Hare by William Cowper, 1783 Here lies, whom hound did ne’er pursue, Nor swifter greyhound follow, Whose foot ne’er tainted morning dew, Nor ear heard huntsman’s Hallo’, Old Tiney, surliest of his kind, Who, nurs’d with tender care, And to domestic bounds confin’d, Was still a wild Jack-hare. Though duly from my […]

Illuminated Walter Scott

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Penrod — One of My Favorite Books

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Penrod by Booth Tarkington (published 1914) Penrod Schofield is twelve and has been volunteered by his mother for “The Pageant of the Table Round” in which he is to play the Child Sir Lancelot du Lake. He gets himself into a mountain of trouble when he exchanges his gaudy costume of castoff silk stockings and […]

Art With Matching Poetry — The Sea

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Sonnet On The Sea by John Keats (1795 – 1821) It keeps eternal whisperings around Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell Gluts twice ten thousand caverns, till the spell Of Hecate leaves them their old shadowy sound. Often ’tis in such gentle temper found That scarcely will the very smallest shell Be mov’d for […]

Art With Matching Poetry — Lily Rose

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Ye Shepherds Tell Me, song composed and arranged by Joseph Mazzinghi (1765-1844) Ye Shepherds tell me, tell me have you seen, have you seen my Flora pass this way? In shape and feature beauty’s queen. In pastoral, in pastoral array. Shepherds tell me, tell me have you seen, have you seen my Flora pass this […]

Art With Matching Poetry — Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman, 1865 O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! […]

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