Art History and Kids: Teaching Compassion


The other day I was thumbing through a Vincent van Gogh coffee table book with our 7 year old daughter when we came across his Good Samaritan. The painting immediately caught Kolbe’s eye and she became curious. I saw it as an opportunity to talk about the virtue of compassion. What is compassion? Compassion comes […]

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Art History Mom’s Bad Day at the Museum


First of all, I have quite a few new subscribers and I’d like to give you a warm welcome. Glad you’re here! Please feel free to introduce yourself in the comment section of this site. I’d love to hear about where you live, if you homeschool or not, and what you hope to get out […]

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Andy Warhol Resist Art Project


This week I’m joining a few other mom bloggers as we all post resist art projects for children. If you don’t know what resist art is, you’re not alone. I had to do a little research myself. Wikipedia describes it this way: Resist techniques in art use the incompatibility of two mediums to create layered effects with […]

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Art History for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Mark Rothko


Hello! Last week I wrote about how art history can benefit children under the age of five. This week, I’m excited to share my very first art history lesson for small children over at the awesome blog, Two-daloo. Stephanie, author of Two-daloo, is a fellow Rockin’ Art Mom. A speech-language pathologist by trade, Stephanie has […]

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