Creating a Masterpiece with Online Art Lessons {A Review}

Creating a Masterpiece with Online Instruction A Review art lessons at ApronStringsOtherThings.com

Recently, we added art classes into our weekly homeschool schedule. I wanted to give the children opportunity to create artwork as opposed to “arts & crafts” projects. We wanted to be able to display what we created or possibly finish them in such a way as to give them as gifts. Creating a Masterpiece made this very easy with their Monthly Plan.Creating a Masterpiece

Creating a Masterpiece lessons are hosted and taught by Sharon Hofer, with step by step demonstrations for each project. There are 6 levels available with over 144 projects to complete.

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We were given access to all levels, but have only completed lessons in Levels Beginner, 1 and 2 so far. I have been pleasantly surprised at how the Beginner Level provides plenty of challenge to older children and adults while still basic enough for younger students. My 10 year old had no trouble following along with the video classes.

Lessons are divided into parts. The projects we have worked through so far have been anywhere from 3 to 5 parts, with step-by-step instruction and demonstration. We had fun each week gathering with our supplies at the table with Ms. Sharon teaching from my laptop screen. We found it simple to watch a short section, hit the pause button, imitate what we saw her do, rewind and try again when necessary.

Watercolor Class with Online Lessons from Creating a Masterpiece at ApronStringsOtherThings.com

 

Some projects we worked through quickly, others we took a break and came back the next day or later in the week. I recommend not rushing through as my children and I were amazed at how differently we saw our own artwork after leaving it for a few days. You can get lost in detail if you don’t step away from your work, or get frustrated with your progress if you don’t take a break.

 

 

 

 

Sears Family Art GalleryCreating a Masterpiece Art Gallery pastel landscape ink drawing watercolors at ApronStringsotherThings.com

No one in my family has had formal art lessons. Many of us are doodlers and we’ve played around with our fair share of craft projects, but we’ve never considered ourselves true artists. Until now! These are some of the artwork we created:

Creating a Masterpiece Art Gallery pastel landscape ink drawing watercolors at ApronStringsotherThings.com

Landscape in Pastels (Sample Lesson)

Watercolor Bouquet of Flowers by Esther using Creating a Masterpiece Online Art Lessons at ApronStringsOtherThings.com

Lessons in Watercolor: Floral Medley

Pen and Ink by Noah using Creating a Masterpiece Online Art Lessons at ApronStringsOtherThings.com

Lessons in Ink

My youngest daughter has been so enthusiastic about these lessons, she often sets herself up for art class all on her own. The beautiful artwork in this photo below are by her, 10 years old, with no supervision at all – just my Bekah and Ms. Sharon. Needless to say, I’m impressed!

artwork created by a 10 year old using Online Art Lessons from Creating a Masterpiece at ApronStringsOtherThings.com

  • We found the tips listed below the videos very helpful. At times, these tips were not specifically mentioned during the lesson, but made a big difference in how to execute the technique.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish in one sitting or to work the various projects in order. Customize things to fit your own situation.
  • Investing in quality supplies is important. Supply lists are provided on the website for each lesson along with a recommendation of where to purchase. You can also find supplies at places like Amazon, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, etc. I highly recommend purchasing the best quality supplies you can afford. It really, truly does make a difference.
  • Do not compare. Your end result will not look just like Sharon Hofer’s, your student’s will not look like yours. Each masterpiece is an extension of the artist and while we are gaining skill and experience, the goal is not to produce carbon copy products. Let them be creative! Let them be expressive!

Creating a Masterpiece Choose Quality Supplies for art projects at ApronStringsOtherThings.com

This tiny artist created a masterpiece all her own using the ….. lesson. You can view many more photos of artists and their creations in the gallery on Creating a Masterpiece’s website. This is a subscription plan with monthly or yearly options, allowing you to access the lessons with the whole family and the ability to work through at your own pace.

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You can create a piece of artwork yourself with the sample lesson provided on their website. You may find this to be the perfect fit for you children, in your homeschool, or as an extra-curricular activity. To see artwork and read the experiences of other families who have been using these lessons, visit my fellow Homeschool Review Crew bloggers who’ve been using it in their homeschools. Just click on the image below!

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  1. Alisa Howen says:

    I love this! B, your landscape is amazing! C loves your bunny sculpture. We may try this next year. I need someone else to step in and do the teaching! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I thought of you as we have been working some of these lessons, Alisa ๐Ÿ™‚ you definitely should consider! Even old Mom has been sitting down and doing them. Can’t wait to create more masterpieces!

  2. Sharon Hofer says:

    Oh my goodness! What a gallery of beautiful artwork you already have! Please, let me see more of your families artwork as you progress. My heart bubbled over in happiness as I read your review and saw the masterpieces. Thank you so much for taking your time and doing a good job. Thanks for using quality supplies so that in the end you have a masterpiece worthy of hanging on your wall. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sharon Hofer, Creating a Masterpiece

    • Thank you for your praise, Ms. Sharon! We are creating more masterpieces (with your help ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and we will gladly share photos of them with you soon. We are grateful for the opportunity – you’ve definitely fueled the creative fire in our home.

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