I’m slowly making my way through the next Charlotte Mason picture study aid, but decided to take a break this month as I’m done with the AO artists for the year, and also because I need your help before I put the next one out.
According to my stats, over 700 of you have downloaded the Giotto picture study aid alone (the Yuan aid comes in at 300 and the Whistler aid is at 400). I’m hoping that means at least a few of you have found it helpful in your own homeschool adventures and I’d love to get your feedback. I sent this request out to my mailing lists a few weeks ago and got some great feedback, but I’d like to get as much as I can before I put the next one up.
I’m primarily looking for ways I can improve them. Are there things that are missing? Is it too much information? Not enough? Do you want more of a certain kind of “fact” about each image? Are the write-ups about the artists useful? Is the layout okay? Thinks like that and anything else that you’d like to see changed. Of course, I’ll also take positive feedback and would like to hear what’s working for you as well.
I have been asked if I plan on charging for these and I don’t at this time. There are many reasons for that, but the main one is that I love art and I love the Charlotte Mason community. Being able to share something that I love while also providing a useful tool is the stuff that makes my heart happy.
I have also been toying with the idea of offering a physical copy of the picture study aids, possibly that includes good-sized reproductions of whatever pieces are being discussed (for displaying). Obviously, there would be a charge for this, but again…I’m not sure if I’m going to go down that path yet. If this is something that you might be interested in, please let me know in the form!
I’m also looking for suggestions for any other artists/eras/cultures/etc. that you’d like to see covered. My goal is to always do the AO artists/pieces, but then I also want to make study aids for their contemporaries from non-western cultures, people of color, women, etc. While I do love western art, I think non-western art and thinking outside the box of the art “masters” can also “have a refining, elevating effect upon our coarser nature.” 🙂
With all of that said, here’s the survey. Thank you so much to those who have already answered!