Do you want your children to have an art education but you’re not sure where to start?

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Teaching your child about art and the great artists has never been easier!

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We love your videos! They are so helpful! Thank you so much!
Lorena T.

Does this sound familiar?

You have no art training so you feel inadequate, and you lack the knowledge to teach it.

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Let’s face it – teaching about art and great artists when your only knowledge of art is drawing stick figures can be pretty intimidating.

And even if you can draw and have an art background, it’s hard to know where to start in teaching your kids to appreciate art.

It’s so exhausting to spend hours of planning and prep work for every subject. With teaching and grading math, writing and ALL THE THINGS, (and fitting in laundry, shopping, cooking and cleaning), you don’t really want to start from scratch on another subject you’re not comfortable with.

And there’s nothing more disheartening than having your children yawn and tell you it’s boring when you have actually put in the work to add art to the school day. 

You know there have got to be kid-friendly music resources out there that are “open and go”, but you haven’t found them yet. 

Maybe you’ve even searched the library for art books or gotten lost on YouTube looking up videos of artists.

And yet, it’s not quite working.

You’re just not comfortable teaching a subject you have little background in. You’re tired of scouring the internet for resources to create a hodge-podge mess of a curriculum. 

You’re not alone. Many homeschool moms feel inadequate in teaching art. 

The truth is that having the right curriculum is a game-changer…

One that will give you the confidence and relief of providing fun, engaging lessons for the whole family… 

And even offer “plug and play” lessons with everything you need in one place.

If only your child could get lessons from a Dutch Master!

(And if you don’t know what on earth a Dutch Master is, don’t worry! We’ll get you up to speed right away!)

Hi, I’m Justina!

And I want to be your guide in teaching about art and great artists to your children!

As a homeschooling mom, I know I don’t want another curriculum that requires two to three hours of prep for every hour of lessons!

Fortunately, there are those who love the subject and can teach you and your child in an online course to make everything easy. 

Yep! I’m talking about me.

Let me be your online art teacher with my 20 years of teaching experience!

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That’s exactly what The Artist Detective is – an online course where I dress up as Rembrandt and other great artists and teach your children so that the artists and their art come to life!

I have created fun videos for learning about famous artists and their art so you can simply log into the course and play the next video!

Bring art and history to life with The Artist Detective!

INTRODUCING

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Helping families investigate the lives and music of some of the world’s great and influential artists in an engaging way! 

The Artist Detective is an easy-to-use, all-in-one online course for elementary and middle school students, designed to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of some of the world’s greatest artists, so that you exude the confidence of a Dutch Master painter (Rembrandt), and they fall in love with art.

History and art come to life as Rembrandt guides your child in meeting Great Artists in biographical videos and learning about their famous and important art works. 

If you are a homeschooling parent, especially if you are a Classical Conversations tutor, or if you want to get your whole family interested and engaged in learning about art and Great Artists, this is an opportunity that I promise you will not want to miss.

Let’s make art and history fun!

“THAT WAS CLASSICALLY WONDERFUL!!! Thank you for sharing in this manner – my girls LOVED your portrayal. Thank you!”
Helen P.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

When you purchase The Artist Detective, you will have instant access to the tools you need to teach with the confidence of Rembrandt! You and your child will meet 18 Great Artists from the 1200s to the modern era and investigate the lives and important art works of the artists.

Investigating the Artists:

Eighteen units on artists, each which include:

1. Biography video, so that you know who this artist is and have fun getting to know him or her

2. Curated portfolio of art work by the artist, so that you become familiar with and enjoy some of the great works of this artist and get to know a few characteristics of the genre of art and fun facts about the works

3. Activity sheets, so that you interact with the terms and facts about the artists and make learning fun and easy

4. Lesson plan suggestions, so that you don’t have to prepare lessons in advance and know what to do each day

Artist Unit Studies include:

Volume 1:

  • Giotto di Bondone
  • Lorenzo Ghiberti
  • Fra Angelico
  • Albrecht Dürer
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • El Greco
Image of six artists in two rows each with three artists. Image of each artist is an actual picture or painting of the artist and a picture of someone dressed up like the artist side by side. The artists are: first row: Giotto di Bondone, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Fra Angelico, Albrecht Durer, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and El Greco.

Volume 2:

  • Rembrandt
  • Thomas Gainsborough
  • Edgar Degas
  • Claude Monet
  • Berthe Morisot
  • Vincent van Gogh
Image of six artists in two rows each with three artists. Image of each artist is an actual picture or painting of the artist and a picture of someone dressed up like the artist side by side. The artists are: first row: Rembrandt van Rijn, Thomas Gainsborough, Edgar Degas. Second row: Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and Vincent van Gogh.

Volume 3:

  • Grandma Moses
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Norman Rockwell
  • Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Andrew Wyeth
Image of six artists in two rows each with three artists. Image of each artist is an actual picture or painting of the artist and a picture of someone dressed up like the artist side by side. The artists are: first row: Grandma Moses, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe. Second row: Norman Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth, and Roy Lichtenstein.

The fact that you don’t “read” to us but instead tell stories is a huge factor in keeping the interest high and the content relevant. Your talents in becoming characters and the costumes…are phenomenal. You disseminate information in bite-size, memorable ways. Your approach makes it easy to focus and easy to recall, so important to learning.
Kate C.

This is for you if:

  • You want your child to learn about great artists in a fun, engaging curriculum.
  • You want an art appreciation program where you can lead your child but you don’t have to do a lot of preparation.
  • You want the curriculum (videos, lesson plans, worksheets) all in one place.
  • You want your child to learn to enjoy all kinds of art.
  • You want your child to be well-rounded.
  • You are a homeschooling parent wanting to teach your child art, especially if you use these curriculum models: 
    Classical model
    Classical Conversations
    Charlotte Mason
    Unit Studies

This is not for you if:

  • You already know a lot about the Great Artists and are confident teaching about them yourself.
  • You are happy to do all the preparation and research yourself.
  • You have all the resources and videos you need.

Your videos are funny and fabulous, we love them! Thank you!!!
Miranda M.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much time should I devote to studying art?

You can plan on spending 10-20 minutes two to three days a week using the basic lesson plans.

How many artists do I need to study?

As few or as many as you want. You can choose one artist for a short unit study or you can study six or more in a semester or year.

I already have so many school subjects to prepare for. Is this going to take a lot of time?

No! This is an “open and go” course with no prep required (except to print a few sheets) to guide you and your child through learning about great artists and their art works.

Are there benefits of art appreciation I don’t know about?

Art is a part of human expression and being human. Art appreciation will balance out the more academic subjects to bring beauty and enjoyment into your child’s life and will give your child a well-rounded education.

Also, the more we know about something, the more we enjoy it. Art can be enjoyed at all ages.

PURCHASE OPTIONS

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The Artist Detective

Buy the full course of all 18 units for a year-long art appreciation course or for unit studies over several years.

$187.00

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Investigating Giotto di Bondone

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the Italian Proto Renaissance Era artist, Giotto di Bondone.

$17.00

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Investigating Lorenzo Ghiberti

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the Italian Early Renaissance Era artist, Lorenzo Ghiberti.

$17.00

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Investigating Fra Angelico

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the Italian Early Renaissance Era artist, Fra Angelico.

$17.00

Investigating Albrecht Dürer

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the German Renaissance Era artist, Albrecht Dürer.

$17.00

Investigating Michelangelo Buonarroti

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the Italian Renaissance Era artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti.

$17.00

Investigating El Greco

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the Greek Late Renaissance Era artist, El Greco.

$17.00

Investigating Rembrandt van Rijn

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the Dutch Baroque Era/Golden Age Era artist, Rembrandt van Rijn.

$17.00

Investigating Thomas Gainsborough

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the English Rococo Era artist, Thomas Gainsborough.

$17.00

Investigating Edgar Degas

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the French Impressionist Era artist, Edgar Degas.

$17.00

Investigating Claude Monet

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the French Impressionist Era artist, Claude Monet.

$17.00

Investigating Berthe Morisot

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the French Impressionist Era artist, Berthe Morisot.

$17.00

Investigating Vincent van Gogh

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the Dutch Post Impressionist Era artist, Vincent van Gogh.

$17.00

Investigating Grandma Moses

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the American Folk artist, Grandma Moses.

$17.00

Investigating Pablo Picasso

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the Spanish Abstract artist, Pablo Picasso.

$17.00

Investigating Georgia O’Keeffe

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the American Modernist/Precisionist artist, Georgia O’Keeffe.

$17.00

Investigating Norman Rockwell

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the American Illustrator and Modern Romantic/Realist artist, Norman Rockwell.

$17.00

Investigating Andrew Wyeth

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the American Realist artist, Andrew Wyeth.

$17.00

Investigating Roy Lichtenstein

A unit study to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of the American Pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein.

$17.00

Volume 1 Bundle (6 unit bundle)

This bundle of Investigating Giotto di Bondone, Investigating Lorenzo Ghiberti, Investigating Fra Angelico, Investigating Albrecht Dürer, Investigating Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Investigating El Greco is perfect for Classical Conversations families or those wanting to study just a few Renaissance artists.

$67.00

Volume 2 Bundle (6 unit bundle)

This bundle of Investigating Rembrandt van Rijn, Investigating Thomas Gainsborough, Investigating Edgar Degas, Investigating Claude Monet, Investigating Berthe Morisot, and Investigating Vincent van Gogh is perfect for Classical Conversations families or those wanting to study just a few Baroque, Rococo and Impressionist artists.

$67.00

Volume 3 Bundle (6 unit bundle)

This bundle of Investigating Grandma Moses, Investigating Pablo Picasso, Investigating Georgia O’Keeffe, Investigating Norman Rockwell, Investigating Andrew Wyeth, and Investigating Roy Lichtenstein is perfect for Classical Conversations families or those wanting to study just a few Modern artists.

$67.00