Our successful home school art program was started in 1995, when Nancy Kopp, founder of The Art Workshop realized that there was a lack of specific art programming for children who were home schooled. The Art Workshop provides an enriching atmosphere to learn and grow artistically and socially. The feedback that we have received from parents who are educating their children at home, has been very positive through the years, and the students keep returning, which is the best endorsement! *(Don't take our word for it read a letter from homeschool Mom Deb Liston.)*
Fundamental art concepts will be introduced using imaginative and fun projects. Art History is woven into lessons to expand the individual's art knowledge, and encourage art appreciation. All students in our home school program, regardless of age, will be able to experience working with clay, wood, and other sculpture materials. Lessons in drawing, painting and using oil and soft pastels are spread out throughout the year. If possible a field trip will be scheduled to reinforce the curriculum.
Our goal is to teach the language and concepts of art and to encourage creativity. Students, in the process, develop a confidence in their own artistic ability and discover individuality in self-expression through a visual medium.
All classes are ongoing and can be joined at any time with a prorated fee. If more than one family member enrolls, there is a 10% discount! Sign up a friend and receive another 10%!
After studying Egypt and creating our own Egyptian style art (including a sarcophagus and mummy out of clay and plaster) home school kids, parents and grandparents went to the Cleopatra exhibit and saw the movie "Mummies" at the Museum Center in Cincinnati.
2013 - 2014 Homeschool Classes
**Letter from Deb Liston
A Real Art Teacher
I had always planned to give my children an art education. Studies show that children who do art learn to think about problems in a different way. Art is a wonderful way to express oneself. We know all these things, yet when it comes to squeezing real art education into our days we fall short. If you are like me, you have purchased many wonderful and sometimes expensive art curriculums. You have organized your week to include at least an hour of wonderful fun time studying art with your kids. And it worked so well – for about a week! For me, it was always one of the first things to be set aside on account of other, more pressing things. (Dinner? Laundry?) Thankfully I stumbled upon a solution.
In 1996 I “accidently” discovered The Art Workshop. I enrolled my oldest son, who was then in Kindergarten, who loved it. The next year his brother joined him. We have never looked back. All four of my children have learned the basic vocabulary of art, studied art history, learned many techniques and methods in drawing, painting, printing, clay and sculpture, and just generally learned to create. My oldest son Brian, just gratuated from Columbus College of Art and Design, with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising. He got into the school based on a portfolio that he put together with Nancy. Another son, Mark just completed his freshman year at DAAP (Design, Architecture Art and Planning) at UC. Eric is at Miami University and Aimee, now 15, continues to look forward each week to the time spent at the Workshop. I am most grateful for Nancy Kopp, the founder and teacher at The Art Workshop, who has invested her life into my kids, who has taught them so much, and in many cases, put up with them far more patiently than I ever could.
If you are looking for a place for your child to study art in a meaningful way, a place where he will actually learn about art and art history, then The Art Workshop is for you. Your child won’t just be making crafts or producing projects. He will be learning to create art and learning to appreciate the many artists who have helped shape our culture.
Classes are available for homeschooled students from preschool all the way through 12th grade. The atmosphere for learning is inclusive and encouraging. The location is amazing. Nancy Kopp is caring and positive, giving children of all abilities opportunity to appreciate their own creativity and gifts. I am so grateful that I can provide my children with this opportunity. An opportunity, I might add, that I could never replicate at home. Please take the time to check out the website and class schedule. There are samples of work done by the children, photos of the space and of the children enjoying the learning process. Join me and my children for an amazing experience at The Art Workshop!
Deb and Scott Liston Brian, Eric, Mark and Aimee