10 Reasons to Study Art and the Great Artists

10 Reasons to Study Art and the Great Artists

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” So goes an old saying, for each person on this earth has his or her own interpretation of what is beautiful, what is good art, and what one likes. What you consider to be meaningful art, I may not, but as educators of our children, it is … Read more 10 Reasons to Study Art and the Great Artists

Vincent van Gogh Biography for Kids

The Starry Night in Vincent van Gogh Biography for Kids

Vincent van Gogh Biography for Kids Hello, my name is Vincent van Gogh. I am a Post-Impressionist painter, and I’d like to tell you my story. This is the Vincent van Gogh biography for kids. I was born in Groot Zundert, Netherlands in 1853. My father was a pastor of a Dutch Reformed Church, so … Read more Vincent van Gogh Biography for Kids

Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids

Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids

Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids Bonjour! I am Berthe Morisot, and I am a woman painter! This is the Berthe Morisot biography for kids! I was born in and always lived in France. When I was 16, my mother paid for me to take art lessons… but I was barred from the famous art school … Read more Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids

Claude Monet Biography for Kids

Water Lilies, the Clouds by Claude Monet

Claude Monet Biography for Kids Bon jour! I am Claude Monet. This is the Claude Monet biography for kids. I am from the late 1800s and early 1900s in France. There has been an interesting movement in art going on in France called the Impressionist Movement, and I am one of the main artists of … Read more Claude Monet Biography for Kids

Edgar Degas Biography for Kids

Edgar Degas Biography for Kids

Edgar Degas Biography for Kids Bon jour! This is the Edgar Degas biography for kids. I am Edgar Degas from France in the 1900s. Yes, France in the 1900s, the time of the Impressionist Movement. The movement so named when a critic called our works “impressionism” because he thought our art works seemed more like … Read more Edgar Degas Biography for Kids

Thomas Gainsborough Biography for Kids

Mountain Landscape with Shepherd by Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough Biography for Kids Good afternoon. I am Thomas Gainsborough. Would you like a spot of tea? No? Oh, you’re here to learn about me and my art. This is the Thomas Gainsborough biography for kids! Indeed, I was born in 1727 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England and I taught myself art at first. At … Read more Thomas Gainsborough Biography for Kids

Rembrandt Biography for Kids

The Nightwatch

Hello! Do you know who I am? I am Rembrandt! Have you heard of me? I am so famous I only go by my first name. My name is really Rembrandt van Rijn, but just call me Rembrandt! This is the Rembrandt biography for kids! Let’s investigate my life and art! I was born in … Read more Rembrandt Biography for Kids

Orchestra and Composer Resources: Our Favorite Resources for Learning about the Orchestra and Composers

Picture of orchestra performing in a concert hall to show best resources for learning about the orchestra and composers.

There are many fun resources for learning about the orchestra and composers. (This post contains affiliate links.) Here are my top choices. Jus’ Classical is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. … Read more Orchestra and Composer Resources: Our Favorite Resources for Learning about the Orchestra and Composers

Redeeming Holidays With Our Children

Redeeming Holidays with our Children Facebook

As parents, we desire to be intentional in living out Christ in front of our children in every way, including redeeming holidays with our children or using the opportunity of celebrating a holiday to show them Christ. So when our children were little, my husband and I talked about how we had celebrated holidays in … Read more Redeeming Holidays With Our Children

Memorization: Why It Is Important and How It Is Mentally Liberating

Man studying pictures on wall because Memorization is important.

Memorization gets a bad name these days in educational circles (especially those related to the government schools.)  Certainly, rote memorization may not make sense if we think that the information will not be used later on, but what is the brain for? To think! In order to think, one must memorize, review, and build on … Read more Memorization: Why It Is Important and How It Is Mentally Liberating