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A Fine Arts Summer Adventure into Narnia (E13)

For the last few years I’ve been doing collaborations with the wonderful homeschool providers Alisha Gratehouse and her daughter Olivia Gratehouse of Masterpiece Society and Dachelle McVey of Literary Adventures for Kids! Last Christmas we did What the Dickens?: A Christmas Carol Teatime with Dachelle, Gena, Alisha and Olivia. And last year about this same time, we did an event called Spring into an Epic Summer Adventure into Middle Earth. Today I’m excited to share a new event we have planned that’s coming next Monday. It’s called Spring Into an Epic Summer Adventure into Narnia, and we’ll be LIVE each day for an hour from May 20-22, 2024. Let’s learn all about it!

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Come Join Us for 3 Days of Epic Narnian Fun!

Mark your calendars for May 20-22, 2024 and join us for an hour each day as we transport ourselves to Narnia in preparation for a summer filled with learning and excitement. We’ll be diving into C.S. Lewis’s classic book The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and having some fun with art, poetry, costumes, music, and more.

We’ll learn about allegories in the stories; explore musical topics such as instruments and styles used to represent animals, royalty, and mythical creatures; and we’ll have poetry teatimes with C.S. Lewis’s poetry!

Where is it?

View all the replays here! It’s available for free through June 1, 2024, and then will only be available for Premium members of Music in Our Homeschool Plus.

What’s the Schedule each day?

Each day Alisha and Olivia introduce art pieces, cosplay, crafts, food, and the quest from ARTventure into Narnia from Masterpiece Society. Gena will lead an interactive Music in Our Homeschool 15-minute music lesson. And, we’ll have a poetry teatime with Dachelle as we talks about Narnian poetry. We invite you to dress in costume each day with us Feel free to bring some tea and a snack, too!

Day 1: Lion and Narnian Animal Theme:

  • 11:00-11:20 “Aslan & Allegory” with Alisha and Olivia
  • 11:20-11:40 Gena: How musical instruments can be used to depict animals.
  • 11:40-12:00 Poetic Prophesies with Mr. Beaver with Dachelle

Day 2: Royalty and White Witch Theme:

  • 11:00-11:20 “Jadis the Deceiver” with Alisha and Olivia (dressing as Jadis & Susan)
  • 11:20-11:40 Gena: How musical instruments and styles are used to depict royalty
  • 11:40-12:00 Poetic Spells with Jadis with Dachelle (dressing as White Witch)

Day 3: Magical Creatures Theme

  • 11:00-11:20 “The Redemption of Eustace” with Alisha and Olivia
  • 11:20-11:40 Gena: Learn about instruments commonly associated with fantasy or medieval settings.
  • 11:40-12:00 Poetry Teatime with Tumnus with Dachelle

What supplies are needed?

You only need some (optional) supplies for the music time:

Day 1: Any simple rhythm instruments such as shakers, rhythm sticks, and/or hand drums. Or, just grab some pans and wooden spoons from the kitchen. And, a plastic Easter egg filled with rice or dried beans!

Day 2: A blank piece of paper and something to write or draw with.

Day 3: An empty shoebox and several rubber bands.

What Ages is this for?

The Spring into an Epic Summer Adventure into Narnia is for all ages and will be enjoyed by the whole family. However, we will focus the lessons specifically on upper elementary ages.

Did We Mention Door Prizes?

Did I mention door prizes? You are going to love them!

If you’re a winner, you’ll get some Narnian items sent to you. Join us live each day to enter the contests.

Here’s what Gena, Dachelle, Olivia, and Alisha will be giving away:

How to Extend Your Epic Summer Adventure?

We are thrilled to bring you three different ways to extend the learning and fun into the summer months.

Summer Lit Camp

Literary Adventures for Kids

Summer Lit Camp from Literary Adventures for Kids has all the ingredients of a charming summer camp plus books! Your kids will meet new friends and have fun based on a heroic fantasy adventure book. Join in on an epic tale of adventure, danger, and loyalty about a magical land beyond the wardrobe where children become heroes. Dive into the thrilling and beloved book by the amazing C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Summer Lit Camp
  • Summer Lit Camp kicks off on May 20-22 with our Spring into an Epic Summer Adventure event. Then, the camp officially starts on May 25.
  • Weekly live Zoom book club meetings on May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 20.
  • Early bird pricing ends May 15. Enrollment closes on May 25.
Masterpiece Society

ARTventure into Narnia

Are your kids and teens ready for an epic summer ARTventure? Let their imagination soar as they explore the world of Narnia with Masterpiece Society’s latest Lewis-inspire ARTventure! This annual summer art camp offers the perfect combination of inspiration and creativity with art lessons, crafts, cosplay, themed snacks, and more! Not only will your kids and teens have epic amounts of fun, this unforgettable experience will make memories that will last a lifetime.

ARTventure into Narnia summer art camp

Here’s EVERYTHING you get when you purchase ARTventure into Narnia summer art camp:

  • 5 step-by-step full-length HD video art lessons – $185 value
  • A 60+ page planning guide with suggested activities & games – $47 value
  • 5 art templates – $10 value
  • Narnia-themed quest – $10 value
  • BONUS: Narnia-themed snack menus & recipes – $10 value

Total value: $262
Special Price: $47

(The price will increase to $127 on June 1st, so sign up today!)

ARTventure into Narnia summer art camp
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Music in Our Homeschool Plus Premium

And, if you haven’t already, you’ll definitely want to join Music in Our Homeschool Plus, the music and fine arts membership for preschool through high school. This summer we’ll have a LIVE music and a LIVE art lesson every single month!

The summer music lessons include:

  • May 15: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • June 19: Scott Joplin
  • July 17: Frederic Chopin
  • August 21: Igor Stravinsky

The summer art lessons include:

Our first art lesson is an acrylic painting called Don’t Be Crabby! (See a video on Instagram here.)

painting lessons in Music in Our Homeschool Plus membership

Here are all the summer art lessons:

  • May 29: Don’t Be Crabby
  • August 28: Bold Butterfly
  • June 26: Surfing Shark
  • July 31: Beach Buddy
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Be sure to join next Monday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 22 for our FREE event Spring into an Epic Summer Adventure into Narnia. Scroll up to find the link to view the livestream on the Facebook or YouTube page of your choice.

See the YouTube Video “A Fine Arts Summer Adventure into Narnia” here:

Listen to the Podcast Episode about “A Fine Arts Summer Adventure into Narnia” here:

Listen here or subscribe and follow The Music in Our Homeschool Podcast through your favorite podcast app!

Read the Podcast Transcript here.

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