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Which Delightful Art class goes with which Classical Conversations program?

You don't have to be in Classical Conversations to take a Delightful Art class, but they coordinate very nicely as described below.

Any class can be done by watching recordings if the days and times don't fit your schedule.


Any Foundations student who loves to draw and loves animals would enjoy Fables. Hearing a fable and pulling out the characters can boost their language skills, too. You can extend the lesson at home by talking more about the fable and its moral. Your student might enjoy showing their artwork in their Foundations presentation and re-telling the fable.

I wanted to do nature journaling with my own children, but never really got it going. I'd do a couple of nature drawings outside and then we would forget about it. This class builds the habit of drawing weekly! You get good instructions to build confidence and inspiration to do nature journaling on your own. 

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In the last 3 years of Foundations, (grades 4, 5, and 6) use this class to encourage your student to read more books about history! Lessons are related to short stories or Newberry Award winning books. Students can show their art and talk about the book and the history for their presentations in Foundations! This is a great way to add reading without adding more writing. In this class they read a book and make an art project instead of writing a paper! Each year, the history coordinates with the Foundations Cycle History. For 2023-24 we will do Cycle 3: American history.

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Challenge A & B & I

Would you like a little more Latin before, during or after CHALLENGE A? Review the Latin grammar from Challenge A (Henle Latin) and see one sentence from the homework parsed by an experienced Latin tutor.

Art projects will be inspired by Roman culture and art: mosaics, vase paintings, statues, Ancient Greek frescos, and more!

Drawing, painting, paper mosaics, and Sculpy clay projects will give students a great introduction to art skills.

This Acrylic painting class, Paint Your Way Through Science coordinates with the astronomy strand in Challenge B, and biology in Challenge II. It also reviews terms they encountered in Foundations memory work. If your student loves science, or if you'd like for them to learn to love science, this is the course for you! They'll paint clouds, night skies, and lots of animals from simple to complex.

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Advanced drawing and a deep dive into selected poetry.

Poetry is only covered in Challenge III, so add a little more to make sure your student gets plenty of opportunities to learn to love poetry. This would be a nice complement to any Challenge level.

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Challenge II

Art History coordinates with Challenge II's Western Cultural History strand. The creator of this class is also the author of Marvelous to Behold, the text used in Challenge II. This class includes all 12 of the artists in Challenge II and retells the story of the rise and decline of Western culture that Francis Schaeffer tells in the DVD series the students watch in class. There are 30 lessons in this year-long course. Some students take this class while they are in Challenge I in preparation for Challenge II. There is a dual enrollment option for this class.

For students who don't have time for the year-long class, I recommend they do "Paint Your Way through Marvelous to Behold" which is 12 lessons and can be done at your own pace. 

Offered live in the summer and as a self-paced video course any time, this 12-part course is a great prep for Challenge II parents and directors and students who want to try some classes before diving into the full year-long course. It covers the 12 artists in Marvelous to Behold, the text used in Challenge II's Western Cultural History strand.

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Challenge III and IV

Advanced Art & Design can be done after the student finishes Paint Your Way Through Art History. Themes for the class alternate between Great Books and Great Travel. In 2023, the theme will be Great Travel, featuring Florence Italy and places the students have traveled to. Projects will be: landscape, still life, portraits, sculpture, book covers, album covers, books, and logos. Second semester, students have the opportunity to lead the class.

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Challenge IV and Parents

High school students and adults enjoy the watercolor classes.

Flora and Fauna can be used to complement or review biology class or just for the joy of watercoloring nature. Each class includes a brief devotion to give you a little quite, reflective time in your week.

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High school students and adults enjoy the watercolor classes.

Consider doing this one as a mother-daughter class!

While you expand your painting practice, you'll be encouraged to try new recipes, get creative with family gatherings and reflect on all that's good about food and family. It's also a great time for older women to encourage younger women.

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Parents who are getting ready to be in Essentials and would like an overview of the grammar would enjoy this workshop. It's recorded and available to watch any time.

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