To preface, let me just say that we are not a fine arts family. Sure, I love looking at great art but me create it? Never! I couldn’t draw or paint my way out of a box if I had to. Unfortunately, whether by my behavior or by genetics, my boys don’t seem to have a great interest in drawing or coloring. Sure, they do it some times but not nearly so much as I imagine most little kids would.
Recently the Homeschool Buyers Co-op had a deal on Mark Kistler’s video art lessons. We checked it out, did a couple of sample lessons. I thought it was decent but of course EJ’s response was: ‘eh’ (this is so typical of him you’d think I’d be used to it by now). I finally decided to get the subscription anyway because I was interested in learning how to draw.
Armed with our new drawing pencils and pads, the two boys and I sat down this morning to watch and draw along with one of Mark’s videos. Despite EJ’s ‘eh’ previous response he had a great time drawing all together and has now asked that we draw every day! No we won’t be winning awards anytime soon, but I’m really proud of our non-artsy family!