Art Video Project

As part of her 4th quarter art portfolio, I asked my daughter to create a video about her drawing and this is what she came up with.

Video was made using iMovie.

What do you think?

Oil Pastel Art Work

Wednesdays are art days for us. Just recently, my homeschoolers worked on oil pastel and these are their works!

This is Kyla’s finished work. I loved this! There is so much detail.


This is  Toby’s work, a sibling portrait! It is cute and lovable :) isn’t it?


Tempera Paint from Ma’am and Moms

During the homeschool conference a month ago, I was able to buy some tempera paints and roller brush from Ma’am and Moms!

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My daughter loves art and I believe that providing safe and non-toxic materials is important. It was a blessing to discover Ma’am and Moms. My children has been doing some art works over the past month and there are just so many ways you can use tempera paints, and best of all, it is safe for my children.

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I bought the basic colors which is red, blue and yellow and my kids have been mixing the colors to make different shades and colors. They have been unleashing their creativity through painting, hand paints, stamp designs and border designs. I’m not so worried because the paint can easily be removed from any surface!

I will definitely be buying some more  tempera paints for our Friday art sessions!

If you are interested, you can contact Ma’am and Moms FB page for more details.

Getting Your Kids Started Early in the Arts

Children who are allowed to express themselves and explore their creative side tend to do better in school, make more friends and have a better quality of life compared to those who are forced to live a structured life growing up. This means that parents should do their best to allow their kids to paint, draw or otherwise use their imagination as much as possible.

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If your child is interested in the arts, you should nurture that passion as much as possible. Even if your child doesn’t become the next Picasso or write novels like Stephen King, you are allowing your children to explore their interests and find out for themselves what they are good at and what they may be interested in doing as a career after they are done with school. You can get your child started in theater by enrolling them in Standing Ovations children’s theater or any local performing arts group. 

Most importantly, you are allowing your children to have fun when they are allowed to take art classes with their friends or perform on stage for their friends and family. While they are having fun drawing or writing, they will also be learning history, verbal skills and how to solve problems as they develop their work. If children learn how to problem solve and think critically when they are younger, they will likely carry those skills over into adulthood.

4th Grade Homeschool Portfolio

We just had our third quarter portfolio review with The Master’s Academy a few days ago. My daughter is on her fourth year of homeschooling and she has definitely shown growth and mastery of her subjects through the past 4 years. Here are some pages of her portfolio for this third quarter.

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As you can see, she does very well in arts and hopes to be a book illustrator someday. She is an avid reader as well. Science and history are her favorite subjects while Math is not. We definitely need to work on more drills and problems together. Filipino is also a bit difficult but she can speak fluent Filipino.

More than the output, I am glad to see that she is learning and growing in the knowledge of Christ through our regular Bible study together and discussion of life. These moments are immeasurable and it is only through time that we will see the fruit of  all our labor and through the grace of God.

Overall, I thank the Lord for the opportunity to learn and grow alongside my daughter through homeschooling. No matter how hard, at the end of it all, my heart is full of joy and love.