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Sketch Tuesday – Furniture

Sketch Tuesday Drawing Assignments @harmonyfinearts small

Welcome back to Sketch Tuesday….this was a great topic!

Current assignment: The theme is furniture

Due Date: Monday, October 31, 2016.

Here is this week’s slideshow: Sketch some Mexican food.
Mexican Food 4

Note: You may need to click over and view the slideshow on the Flickr website in order to see all the sketches.

All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: by Monday, October 31, 2016 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at

Do you have questions about Harmony Fine Arts? I have a complete page with many of the Frequently Asked Questions along with their answers for you to read. I am always open to email if you have any specific questions or concerns…

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Music Appreciation Monday – Beethoven

Music Monday on Harmony Fine Arts Join us every Monday for a new musical selection.

Music Appreciation Monday – Ludwig van Beethoven

This week we will listen to a very familiar song written by Beethoven.

Ludwig van Beethoven – Fur Elise

This composer is featured in Harmony Fine Arts grade 1 plans, Harmony Fine Arts grade 2 plans and in Harmony Fine Arts grade 6 plans if you would like to listen to more Beethoven.

Harmony Fine Arts Cover grade 6Harmony Fine Arts Grade 2

Harmony Fine Arts Grade 1 Art and Music Plans


Harmony Fine Arts Composer Study Listening Log @harmonyfinearts

Older students may wish to start a composer listening log for each of the composers we listen to over the coming months. You can click and download a free log above. You can find some suggestions on how to use the listening log and some examples in this entry: Appreciating Great Music: For Children and Moms Too.




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Encouragement for My Homeschooling Mom Readers

I know there are new families that haven’t seen some of my archive posts that may be the solution to some of your art challenges or general homeschooling issues. I have gathered a few here in this post and I invite you to click over and read more about each topic.

Art Binder Tabs @harmonyfineartsStoring All Your Wonderful Art-Related Papers and Projects:

Finding a good system for storing artwork, coloring pages, and notebooking pages took some time in our family. I finally landed on a simple to implement method and continue over time method that I shared in this blog entry:  How Do I Make an Art Binder?

why-include-art-and-music-appreciation-from-harmonyfineartsFeeling like you don’t have time to teach art or don’t have any talent?

Having trouble getting started with art appreciation? I wrote a four part series years ago that may help you decide to give art a try if you have been struggling with the decision: Why Include Art and Music Appreciation? Look at the bottom of the linked entry for the three other parts to this series.

VSP+Learning+buttonDo you have a child who doesn’t fit the typical student mold?

I wrote this post years ago about my middle son and his special challenges in homeschooling as a visual spatial learner. Or more accurately, my challenges in teaching him. I have a friend who is dealing with a VSP learner this year and it made me remember this post I wrote and I passed it along to her. Take a look at the specific things that helped our family: Helping the Visual Spatial Learner.

As a footnote to the VSP entry: My son is now 23 years old. He has accomplished much since leaving our homeschool…even without college. He is a licensed pilot. He has worked as a chef. He is currently training as a drone camera operator. For fun, he rides mountain bikes, snowboards, skateboards, and draws. Where will he go next? Not sure but it is an exciting story to watch.

I hope you find something here to encourage and inspire you.


Harmony Fine Arts Grade 1 Art and Music Plans @harmonyfinearts.orgHarmony Fine Arts – Art and Music Appreciation plans for busy homeschooling moms.





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