Do you want your children to have an art education but you’re not sure where to start?

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Teaching your child about art and the great artists has never been easier!

"We love your videos! They are so helpful! Thank you so much!”
Lorena T.

Does this sound familiar?

You have no art training so you feel inadequate, and you lack the knowledge to teach it.

Image of woman with brown hair pulled back in a pony tail and wearing a red shirt and looking off to the right side with a confused grimace. Behind her are paintings in frames - clockwise from top left is Picasso's Three Musicians, Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night, Thomas Gainsborough's Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, and Rembrandt's Belshazzar's Feast.

Let’s face it – teaching about art and great artists when all your knowledge of art is drawing stick figures can be pretty intimidating.

And even if you can draw and have an art background, it's hard to know where to start in teaching your kids to appreciate art.

It’s so exhausting to spend hours of planning and prep work for every subject. With teaching and grading math, writing and ALL THE THINGS, (and fitting in laundry, shopping, cooking and cleaning), you don’t really want to start from scratch on another subject you're not comfortable with.

And there’s nothing more disheartening than having your children yawn and tell you it’s boring when you have actually put in the work to add art to the school day.

You know there have got to be kid-friendly art resources out there that are “open and go”, but you haven’t found them yet.

Maybe you’ve even searched the library for art books or gotten lost on YouTube looking up videos of artists.

 And yet, it’s not quite working.

You’re uncomfortable teaching a subject you have so little background in. You’re tired of scouring the internet for resources to create a hodge-podge mess of a curriculum.

You’re not alone. Many homeschool moms feel inadequate in teaching art.

The truth is that having the right curriculum is a game-changer...

One that will give you the confidence and relief of providing fun, engaging lessons for the whole family...

And even offer “open and go” lessons with everything you need in one place.

If only your child could get lessons from a Dutch Master!
(And if you don't know what on earth a Dutch Master is, don't worry! We'll get you up to speed right away!)

Hi, I'm Justina!
(AKA Rembrandt)

And I want to be your guide in teaching about art and great artists to your children!

As a homeschooling mom, I know you don't want another curriculum that requires two to three hours of prep for every hour of lessons!

Fortunately, you don't have to! It turns out that there are those who love the subject and can teach you and your child in an online course to make everything easy.

Yep! I’m talking about me.

Let me be your online art teacher with my 20 years of teaching experience!

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That’s exactly what The Artist Detective is – an online course where I dress up as Rembrandt and other great artists and teach your children so that the artists and their art come to life!

I have created fun videos for learning about famous artists and their art so you can simply log into the course and play the next video!

Bring art and history to life with The Artist Detective.

INTRODUCING

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Helping families investigate the lives and art of some of the world’s great and influential artists in an engaging way!

The Artist Detective is an easy-to-use, all-in-one online course for elementary and middle school students, designed to help you lead your children in investigating the life and art of some of the world's greatest artists, so that you exude the confidence of a Dutch Master painter (Rembrandt), and they fall in love with art.

History and art come to life as Rembrandt guides your child in meeting Great Artists in biographical videos and learning about their famous and important art works.

If you are a homeschooling parent, especially if you are a Classical Conversations tutor, or if you want to get your whole family interested and engaged in learning about art and Great Artists, this is an opportunity that I promise you will not want to miss.

Let's make art and history fun!

YES, I WANT THIS NOW!

“THAT WAS CLASSICALLY WONDERFUL!!! Thank you for sharing in this manner – my girls LOVED your portrayal. Thank you!”
Helen P.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

When you purchase The Artist Detective, you will have instant access* to the tools you need to teach with the confidence of Rembrandt! You and your child will meet 18 Great Artists from the 1200s to the modern era and investigate the lives and important art works of the artists.

*Please note that this is the pre-sell version. Some of the units are already in the course platform while the units with dates next to them will drip out on the date scheduled.

Investigating the Artists:

Eighteen units on artists, each which include:

  • Biography video, so that you know who this artist is and have fun getting to know him or her
  • Curated portfolio of art work by the artist, so that you become familiar with and enjoy some of the great works of this artist and get to know a few characteristics of the genre of art and fun facts about the works
  • Activity sheets, so that you interact with the terms and facts about the artists and make learning fun and easy
  • Lesson plan suggestions, so that you don’t have to prepare lessons in advance and know what to do each day

Artist Unit Studies include:

Volume 1:
Giotto di Bondone
Lorenzo Ghiberti
Fra Angelico
Albrecht
Dürer
Michelangelo Buonarroti
El Greco

Image of six artists. Each artist picture is really two pictures, one of the real artist and one a cartoon photo of a person dressed up like the real photo. Underneath are the names of the artists and the era they did art in. The artists shown on the top row are Giotto di Bondone, Lorenzo Ghiberti, and Fra Angelico. The artists on the bottom row are Albrecht Durer, Michelangelo and El Greco.

Volume 2: (Coming Soon)
Rembrandt
Thomas Gainsborough
Edgar Degas
Claude Monet
Berthe Morisot
Vincent van Gogh

Volume 3: (Coming Soon)
Grandma Moses
Pablo Picasso
Norman Rockwell
Georgia O’Keeffe
Roy Lichtenstein
Andrew Wyeth

PURCHASE OPTIONS

THE ARTIST DETECTIVE - ALL 6 UNITS OF VOLUME 1

Image of a computer screen in the middle with image of a man in an orange beret wearing a disguise of glasses, a big nose and moustache next to a green paint swish with the words over it saying, "The Artist Detective." There is a paint brush in the upper left corner, an artist's palette in the lower left corner, and a magnifying glass in the upper right corner. On either side of this computer screen are worksheets fanned out and in front of the worksheets are spiral bound covers of two units.  Next to the one on the left is an arrow and the words Teacher Notes. Next to the one on the right is an arrow and the words Student Activity Pack. Below the computer screen are the words Volume 1 and 6 Renaissance Era Artist Units. At the bottom of the image are tablets showing scenes from videos in the course with the words in orange above the center ones, "Biography Videos."

Perfect for those who want Volume 1 with a one-time payment.

Includes:

  • 6 unit studies of Renaissance artists
  • Artist biography videos
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$67 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING GIOTTO DI BONDONE UNIT STUDY

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Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of the Italian Proto Renaissance artist, Giotto di Bondone
  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING LORENZO GHIBERTI UNIT STUDY

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Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of Early Renaissance artist, Lorenzo Ghiberti
  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING FRA ANGELICO UNIT STUDY

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Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of Early Renaissance artist, Fra Angelico
  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING ALBRECHT DÜRER UNIT STUDY

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Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of German Renaissance artist, Albrecht Dürer
  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI UNIT STUDY

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Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of High Renaissance artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING EL GRECO UNIT STUDY

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Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of the Greek Renaissance artist, El Greco

  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment

This is for you if:

  • You want your child to learn about great artists in a fun, engaging curriculum.
  • You want an art appreciation program where you can lead your child but you don’t have to do a lot of preparation.
  • You want the curriculum (videos, lesson plans, worksheets) all in one place.
  • You want your child to learn to enjoy all kinds of art.
  • You want your child to be well-rounded.
  • You are a homeschooling parent wanting to teach your child art, especially if you use these curriculum models: Classical model, Classical Conversations,  Charlotte Mason or unit studies.

This is NOT for you if:

  • You already know a lot about the Great Artists and are confident teaching about them yourself.
  • You are happy to do all the preparation and research yourself.
  • You have all the resources and videos you need.

"Your videos are funny and fabulous, we love them! Thank you!!!”
Miranda M.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much time should I devote to studying art?

You can plan on spending 10-20 minutes two to three days a week using the basic lesson plans.

Are there benefits of art appreciation I don’t know about?

Art is a part of human expression and being human. Art appreciation will balance out the more academic subjects to bring beauty and enjoyment into your child’s life and will give your child a well-rounded education.

Also, the more we know about something, the more we enjoy it. Art can be enjoyed at all ages.

How many artists do I need to study?

As few or as many as you want. You can choose one artist for a short unit study or you can study six or more in a semester or year.

I already have so many school subjects to prepare for. Is this going to take a lot of time?

No! This is an “open and go" course with no prep required (except to print a few sheets) to guide you and your child through learning about great artists and their art works.

PURCHASE OPTIONS

THE ARTIST DETECTIVE - ALL 6 UNITS OF VOLUME 1

Image of a computer screen in the middle with image of a man in an orange beret wearing a disguise of glasses, a big nose and moustache next to a green paint swish with the words over it saying, "The Artist Detective." There is a paint brush in the upper left corner, an artist's palette in the lower left corner, and a magnifying glass in the upper right corner. On either side of this computer screen are worksheets fanned out and in front of the worksheets are spiral bound covers of two units.  Next to the one on the left is an arrow and the words Teacher Notes. Next to the one on the right is an arrow and the words Student Activity Pack. Below the computer screen are the words Volume 1 and 6 Renaissance Era Artist Units. At the bottom of the image are tablets showing scenes from videos in the course with the words in orange above the center ones, "Biography Videos."

Perfect for those who want Volume 1 with a one-time payment.

Includes:

  • 6 unit studies of Renaissance artists
  • Artist biography videos
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$67 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING GIOTTO DI BONDONE UNIT STUDY

Image of a computer screen in the middle with image of a man in an orange head covering next to a green paint swish with the words over it saying, "Investigating Giotto di Bondone." On either side of this computer screen are tablets showing scenes from videos in the course. Below the tablets are worksheets fanned out and in front of the computer screen are a spiral bound cover of a unit.  Next to the one on the left is an arrow and the words Teacher Notes. Next to the one on the right is an arrow and the words Student Activity Pack.

Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of the Italian Proto Renaissance artist, Giotto di Bondone
  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING LORENZO GHIBERTI UNIT STUDY

Image of a computer screen in the middle with image of a man in a blue head scarf and black jacket next to a green paint swish with the words over it saying, "Investigating Lorenzo Ghiberti." On either side of this computer screen are tablets showing scenes from videos in the course. Below the tablets are worksheets fanned out and in front of the computer screen are a spiral bound cover of a unit.  Next to the one on the left is an arrow and the words Teacher Notes. Next to the one on the right is an arrow and the words Student Activity Pack.

Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of Early Renaissance artist, Lorenzo Ghiberti
  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING FRA ANGELICO UNIT STUDY

Image of a computer screen in the middle with image of a monk with the top of his head shaved and hair on the sides next to a green paint swish with the words over it saying, "Investigating Fra Angelico." On either side of this computer screen are tablets showing scenes from videos in the course. Below the tablets are worksheets fanned out and in front of the computer screen are a spiral bound cover of a unit.  Next to the one on the left is an arrow and the words Teacher Notes. Next to the one on the right is an arrow and the words Student Activity Pack.

Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of Early Renaissance artist, Fra Angelico
  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING ALBRECHT DÜRER UNIT STUDY

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Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of German Renaissance artist, Albrecht Dürer
  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI UNIT STUDY

Image of a computer screen in the middle with image of a man with short brown hair and beard next to a green paint swish with the words over it saying, "Investigating Michelangelo Buonarroti." On either side of this computer screen are tablets showing scenes from videos in the course. Below the tablets are worksheets fanned out and in front of the computer screen are a spiral bound cover of a unit.  Next to the one on the left is an arrow and the words Teacher Notes. Next to the one on the right is an arrow and the words Student Activity Pack.

Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of High Renaissance artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment

INVESTIGATING EL GRECO UNIT STUDY

Image of a computer screen in the middle with image of a man with a bald head with some hair along the sides and beard next to a green paint swish with the words over it saying, "Investigating El Greco." On either side of this computer screen are tablets showing scenes from videos in the course. Below the tablets are worksheets fanned out and in front of the computer screen are a spiral bound cover of a unit.  Next to the one on the left is an arrow and the words Teacher Notes. Next to the one on the right is an arrow and the words Student Activity Pack.

Perfect for those who want to try one unit.

Includes:

  • Unit study of the Greek Renaissance artist, El Greco

  • Artist biography video
  • Portfolio and list of artist's works
  • Teacher Notes with lesson plans
  • Student Activity Pack

$17 one-time payment