October 2014 Art For Homeschool Show

Hello everyone! It is a beautiful day here in Central Oregon. The sun is shining, the trees are turning beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red, and the mountains have a light dusting of snow. It is fall and time to showcase some homeschool art work.

If you are reading this article then you must have a love or passion for either homeschooling or art, or maybe both. I appreciate everyone that comes here, especially the parents and students. I started this site because I felt there was a need to give support to homeschoolers trying to incorporate art in their curriculum. I then began having art shows periodically throughout the year. The shows have evolved to two shows a year. One show in October is more of a “Show and Tell”. The other is in April and is judged with awards in various age groups. Homeschoolers in Kindergarten to 12th Grade can participate.

The art works the students have shared for this show are beautiful, fun, and quite creative. We have some travellers in the bunch too that have shared some photographs of their travels to Africa. The show includes art work created with crayon, pastel, pencil, charcoal, computer, string and acrylic, colored pencil, and photography. I appreciate everyone that uploaded art work to the Art For Homeschool Flickr Group.

I have included the artist’s first name, age, title of the work, and medium used. Our students range in age from 6 years to 15 years old. The art work will come up on the site in a random order each time you visit. Initially you will see a thumbnail of the work. Some pieces will appear to have been cropped. Just click on the art work you want to see better and a larger image will appear.

Viewing art work done by others is a learning experience. I know that I get inspired when I see work by others. The way art inspires can often surprise me. It might be seeing a different perspective, use of color, seeing a new way to use a particular medium, etc. My hope is that this show might inspire you to create.

You are welcome to make comments on the art work or on this article. Please keep the comments positive. We want to encourage our young artists.

Enjoy the show!

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