Art Instruction


“Charlotte also gave her students instruction in art and opportunities to express themselves artistically. She allowed time for both drawing from the imagination and for reproducing what was seen in life around them with a variety of art media: clay sculpting, charcoal, painting, and drawing.

While there isn’t a lot of detailed description as to how Charlotte taught art instruction, many of the principles that she used for handicrafts would apply.” See more at Simply Charlotte Mason.


Parents’ Review: Art Training in the Nursery – Thoughts on how to shape taste and guidelines for art instruction.

Parents’ Review: Drawing Lessons – Thoughts on art instruction.

John Muir Laws’ YouTube Channel – This channel includes “how-to draw” videos as well as recorded workshops. A must for any Charlotte Mason homeschooler.

The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling  – A beautiful book that balances instruction on nature drawing with nature journaling. This is not a book you give your seven year old to work through alone, rather it is a wonderful reference for parents and older students.

Blog Posts

Free Winter Sketching Course

Artist Jan Blencowe is offering a free course called Winter Sketching with Pen and Pencil. It has over an hour of video tutorials that teach you how to sketch bare branches, pine branches, holly, and oranges and cranberries. You can register for the course here. While I am still waiting for the snow to fall […]