Summer Art Plans

Sketch Tuesday Summer 2015 @harmonyfinearts

Sketch Tuesday Summer Art 2015

Each week I will be posting a sketch idea based on a great piece of artwork from a famous artist. I will give you a link to look at the painting online, a link to a biography or video, and a simple idea for your family to complete and then send in for the art show.


  • June 2, 2015 will be the first assignment
  • July 28, 2015 will be the last assignment (with the last slideshow posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Artists included:

  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Gustav Klimt
  • Henri Matisse
  • Joan Miro
  • Amedeo Modigliani
  • Piet Mondrian
  • Claude Monet
  • Diego Rivera
  • John Singer Sargent

Please note that all of the paintings selected are from this coloring book from Dover Publications:
Art Masterpieces to Color: 60 Great Paintings from Botticelli to Picasso

Summer Art Plans @harmonyfinearts

It is not required that you have the coloring book but it is a nice supplement for your family to have on hand for additional follow up to the paintings selected in the Sketch Tuesday assignments. Note:  There are 60 paintings in the book and we will only be viewing 9 of them.

Suggested supplies to have on hand

  • Colored pencils
  • Thin tipped markers
  • Watercolors and brush
  • Sketch paper
  • Watercolor paper

Sketch Tuesday Summer 2015 @harmonyfinearts


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Sketch Tuesday – Fishing


This week flew by here in my neck of the woods! I can’t believe it is time for another slideshow but I am excited to share all of your hard work. Thank you for sharing your sketches!

This week’s theme: Fishing

Due Date: Monday, June 1, 2015

Here is the slideshow from last week’s topic.

Sketch Tuesday Slideshow: Insects.
Insect 13
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, June 1, 2015 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at

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New Feature for Moms- Outdoor Mom Journal

Outdoor Moms Journal @handbookofnaturestudy

Outdoor Mom’s Journal

New Feature over on the Handbook of Nature Study

This is a new feature over on my other blog! It will be a place to share some thoughts on your nature study each month in a simple and encouraging way. Simply watch for the post and then share a few thoughts!

How Does it Work?

Answer all or just one of the prompts in a blog entry on your own blog or right on my Handbook of Nature Study blog in a comment. If you create a post on your own blog, make sure to leave me a link in a comment so that I can pop over and read your responses.

  • During our outdoor time this week we went….
  • The most inspiring thing we experienced was…
  • Our outdoor time made us ask (or wonder about)…
  • In the garden, we are planning/planting/harvesting….
  • I added nature journal pages about….
  • I am reading…
  • I am dreaming about…
  • A photo I would like to share…

I will be posting my Outdoor Mom’s Journal entry once a month. Look for it during the first week of the month each month.

Pop over and see my first entry!

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