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A podcast about passing on drawing skills to the next generation. Principles and practices of Charlotte Mason. Always exploring The Art of Seeing.

Bestowing The Brush Bestowing The Brush

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    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

A podcast about passing on drawing skills to the next generation. Principles and practices of Charlotte Mason. Always exploring The Art of Seeing.

    Podcast Hiatus Until Course 2!

    Podcast Hiatus Until Course 2!

    Updates for my favorite people. And a genuine thank you.

    • 6 min
    Teaching Drawing with NO Experience

    Teaching Drawing with NO Experience

    Two articles today! Readings & commentary of "Art Training in the Nursery" & "Hints on the Teaching of Drawing in the P.U.S." by M.L. Sumner and Emeline Petrie Steinthal, respectively. A lot of parents are very intimidated by going about teaching drawing in their homeschool lessons. It doesn't need to be complicated and the good news is that children have a natural affinity for this kind of thing. All they need is a little direction and encouragement! Listen to find out how to do it with no art training yourself...



    Mentioned in this episode:

    A.D.E. At Home Virtual Conference

    The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair

    The Fésole Club Papers by WG Collingwood

    Workable Fixatif



    AND...I'm in production of another video course! If you want to give me feedback from my first one, Brush, Chalk & Charcoal, or if you want to give input on the new coursework, send me an email with your requests! I'm all ears.

    • 34 min
    Clay Modeling & Your Nature Notebook

    Clay Modeling & Your Nature Notebook

    Is clay modeling just number 591 of aaaalllllll the subjects you need to include in your Charlotte Mason homeschool lessons? Or, is it something much more simple and profound? I guess you can decide after listening to Nicole Handfield and I talk about our experiences with this medium and all its benefits and pitfalls. How does this relate to the nature notebook, too?

    We talk motivation, materials, mistakes and mother culture in this episode. Hopefully you can learn from what we've tried and what we like!



    Clayette Oil Based Clay

    Terra Cotta Clay

    Unwin Book

    Simple Clay Tools

    • 54 min
    Growth Mindset with Marley Peifer

    Growth Mindset with Marley Peifer

    Marley Peifer helps us guard ourselves from nature journal comparisons by taking on a growth mindset, gives us excellent tips on nature journaling in the snow, and shows us the value of direct experience versus indirect knowledge.

    This episode will equip you with a healthy attitude and very practical steps you can take to start right now!

    Go check out Marley’s great offerings for online group nature journal classes!

    Find him on his website, Instagram, or tune into The Nature Journal Show on YouTube!

    • 48 min
    Two Moms, Nine Kids, One Course

    Two Moms, Nine Kids, One Course

    Alanna Hendon and Catie Newby talk with me about how they've worked my drawing lessons in their homeschools. I love hearing their feedback and I think you will, too! Especially if you've been on the fence about purchasing Brush, Chalk & Charcoal: Foundations in Drawing.

    Their kids range in ages from toddler to twelve and if you stay tuned to the end, they have great ideas on buying materials within a budget! Enjoy.

    @tealmonkeyediting for Catie's editing help!

    • 47 min
    Brush Drawing by Miss K. Loveday (Parents' Review Article)

    Brush Drawing by Miss K. Loveday (Parents' Review Article)

    Why, why, WHY do we do brush drawing for our drawing lessons? Miss K. Loveday has the answer in this episode and I couldn't agree more...Not only does she present the motivating ideas for why we draw in the first place, but she helps us with very technical matters, too. Listen in to learn about the specifics of the brush, seeing broadly, perfecting our touch, and many other things!

    Give my course as a gift this Christmas!

    Here are great stocking stuffers to boot: brush drawing supplies & charcoal supplies

    DM me on Instagram to ask about the technical drawing visuals from this episode: @bestowingthebrush

    Have a Merry Christmas, and I'll talk to you again in a few weeks!

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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Like listening to a wise old friend

I’ve enjoyed listening to Dallas’s candid and humble thoughts on implementing Charlette Mason education in her and her family’s life. I love the details of techniques that she includes to excel at drawing, even for beginners.

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