Fine Art for Children

It’s far easier to wax eloquent about the goals of a classical education than to put those ideas into practice.  I find this to be especially true when it comes to art education for children.  While idyllic scenes of young children sitting quietly around great masterpieces of art and somehow magically absorbing an appreciation for all things creative sounds wonderful to me, I doubt it’s … Continue reading Fine Art for Children

Art Discovery: Inquiry & Contemplation in the Classroom

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Art Discovery: Inquiry & Contemplation in the Classroom An experiential art exercise and presentation to equip the classroom teacher in guiding their class on a student-driven encounter of making connections and uncovering meaning in great works … Continue reading Art Discovery: Inquiry & Contemplation in the Classroom

Visual Competence: Training Children to See as an Artist in the Grammar Stage (2018 Conference Presentation)

The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at https://theclassicalthistle.com/2018-conference/. Visual Competence: Training Children to See as an Artist in the Grammar Stage Nicole Potter By teaching the principles of design through the biblical framework of beauty, students … Continue reading Visual Competence: Training Children to See as an Artist in the Grammar Stage (2018 Conference Presentation)

Refrigerator Art: The Lost Art of Grammar

By Craig McElvain GRAMMAR: Merriam-Webster defines it as- “the principles or rules of an art, science, or technique” What is grammar? Every discipline has a grammar; a structure, a set of principles or rules that define the discipline. Baseball has hitting, throwing, and fielding. Painting has light/shadow, perspective, and color. English has nouns, verbs, pronouns, and participles. Music has bass and treble clefs, quarter notes, … Continue reading Refrigerator Art: The Lost Art of Grammar