Category Archives: art education

Into the Surf: The Story of This Painting

The story of Into the Surf, the original oil painting by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Children are the world’s best imitators. Naturally observant (until we educate it out of them), they learn by watching, reflecting and doing, … Continue reading

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Lonesome Barn: The Story of this Painting

The story of the painting, Lonesome Barn, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Big Sky Country is not limited to the state of Montana. Many parts of the Pacific Northwest, including huge swathes of eastern Oregon and … Continue reading

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Catching the Breeze: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Catching the Breeze, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve. In professional fine art, the term “local color” refers to the actual color a viewer expects to see — in a landscape, figurative … Continue reading

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We Never Could Afford Piano Lessons

Some things in life we consider inviolable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness immediately come to mind, but this is because I have a rudimentary familiarity with the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Just because the words are written … Continue reading

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Your Learning Curve

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Steve Says: Carolyn wrote an article for Fine Art Views called Your Learning Curve, which addresses, well, our learning curve, and how sometimes we don’t embark upon a … Continue reading

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Young Children: Homeschooling Them is FUN

Last week we talked about Homeschooling Young Children, and this week, we’re going to bullet point some easy, fun, doable learning ideas that you can incorporate into your schooling day, and indeed, make part of your schooling experience. Plan a special … Continue reading

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There Is Always Hope

From Start Your Week with Steve., the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Steve Says: “Hope is such an overused word. Politicians bandy it about as in, ‘The hopes of the middle class,’ and ‘the hope for … Continue reading

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Excellence, Not Perfection

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “I like to think that Santa is really really good at what he does, but he doesn’t worry about perfection. If there is a … Continue reading

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Why Do You Homeschool?

Why do you homeschool? It’s a good question to ask, because why you do it in the first place will ultimately determine how you go about it. Years ago, we lived in a town where there were a lot of … Continue reading

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Conquering Your Learning Curve

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art Steve Says: “Last week we talked about getting frustrated (Frustration is Crucial). This week let’s talk about your learning curve. “We’ve all seen those bell-shaped curve diagrams, … Continue reading

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