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Child-Size Masterpieces – Resources for Art Appreciation



Don’t miss the link to the updated post below!

I’m working my way through all of my posts in the archives and making sure the most valuable of posts are brought to light in 2018. This week I’d love for you to take a look at one of my favorite, simple to use art appreciation resources, Child Size Masterpieces. I reviewed these cards over a decade ago and I still feel just as strongly today that they’re worth looking at for your family.

Child Size Masterpieces (postcard size pieces of art on sturdy cardstock) are an inexpensive and effective way to allow children to see with their eyes and touch with their hands great art from the most famous of artists.

Please click over and read my updated information about this resource that I highly recommend to all families.

Child Size Masterpieces- How to Use


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You may be interested in knowing that I use the Child Size Masterpieces in my Harmony Fine Arts Grade 1 Plans. These plans give you a schedule for viewing them with your children over the course of a school year. If you want to have a pre-made plan, click over and see the sample for Harmony Fine Arts Grade 1.

As an extra incentive, here is a discount code to get you started. Use the code below and receive $5 off your purchase of any Harmony Fine Arts plans, Grades 1-8.

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Sketch Tuesday – Snow Play

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January is always such a transition time…from holiday breaks and time off and then back to our “normal” routines. I want to thank all of the Sketch Tuesday families for taking time to create an art piece and to send it in for the slideshow. I do appreciate your efforts!

Current assignment: Sketch something you do in the snow!

Due Date: Monday, January 15, 2018.

Here is this week’s slideshow: Sketch a pizza topping.
Pizza 11

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, January 15, 2018 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at


Suburb Under Snow, Paul Gauguin.

If you would like to learn more about Paul Gauguin (as seen in the painting above), you can use the Harmony Fine Arts grade 8 plans with your family. You can read more about Grade 8 by following this link: Harmony Fine Arts Grade 8.


Music Appreciation Monday – Mozart

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

Music Appreciation Monday – Wolfang Amadeus Mozart

Starting this month, I am going to be changing up the format of Music Appreciation Monday. To show how focusing on one composer each month can be beneficial to your family, I will be picking one composer for the month and each week going a little deeper. This format is the same format my Harmony Fine Arts plans follow and this is what I did with my children. I would love to hear how this change effects your familiarity with each composer. Send me an email or leave me a comment at the end of January to share any of your thoughts.

Now here is our first selection for Mozart!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A Major

The painting in the Youtube video is by Georges Seurat: A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.


Harmony Fine Arts Grade 2 Art and Music Plans

This composer is featured in Harmony Fine Arts grade 2 plans if you would like to learn more and listen more to Mozart’s music for your music appreciation course.

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