Award- winning
 since 1994

from Instructor Barry Stebbing,
author of God & the History of Art, Feed My Sheep, I Can Do All Things

How Great Thou ART

Homeschool Art Curriculum,
Christian & Classical Education

teen painting on canvas

Why Teach Art in your Homeschool

Saturday, August 01, 2015


Barry Stebbing


  1. painting with markers sunset
    01 Feb, 2017
    Blessings of Handmade Valentines
    Illustrating your own Valentine cards can be a true delight.  The most practical way to make a card is to first draw it lightly in pencil and then go over everything with a black fine pen.  Your design should be approx. 4" X  5" so that you can "paste" two up on a standard sheet of card stock paper.  Run off your cards, cut, and then color in with colored pencils.  Voila!  An original.  You could even hand sign each as a "limited edition". Here is a guest post from Lynn Riedel, a homeschooling
  2. Turkey Painting How Great Thou ART Children's Art Contest Special Merit Award
    18 Nov, 2016
    How Great Thou ART Turkey Art Contest Winners 2016!
    Congratulations to all of these young artists on a job well done! You all have so much talent! Mr. Stebbing has some wonderful words for you.
  3. Thanksgiving male tom turkey
    09 Oct, 2016
    Children's Thanksgiving Art Contest! Ages 3-18
    Draw a turkey and enter to win! Ages 3-18, deadline November 15, 2016. Send .jpeg image to with your name, age, parent's name, and email address.
  4. turkey art contest
    03 Oct, 2016
    Gobble! Gobble! How Great Thou ART Turkey Contest! Draw & Color a Turkey!
    Just announced!  HGTA children's art contest! Deadline Nov.  15, 2016.
  5. squirrel close up
    30 Aug, 2016
    Why Teach Nature Journaling
    Nature journaling puts students in God's studio and is enriching, motivating, and medicinal.
  6. white baby grand piano
    22 Aug, 2016
    Why Classical Music in Art Class?
    Why play classical music during art time?  There has been research proving that classical music is not only inspiring to play in the art classroom but that it also enriches academic study.  Ironically, man has an innate appreciation for classical music and it produces a calming effect.  The classroom should be a place where the mind is enlightened and there is a rich ambiance conducive to thought and creativity.    Select calm classical music, play it softly in the background, and observe the
  7. Song of the Angels painting public domain
    12 Aug, 2016
    Learning from the Masters: Why study art history?
    Why study art history?  For one, it will enrich your students along with broadening their horizons.  One of the purposes in education is to broaden one's horizons and the study of art history, along with many of the great masters, accomplishes this goal.  It can be quite inspiring for the students, connecting with their emotions, as well as their academic learning, thereby leaving a lasting impression.  Finally, it makes
  8. bright painting
    05 Aug, 2015
    How Often Should I Teach Art?
    How often should you teach art? Generally speaking, one hour a week of art lessons is good for the average student and two to three hours a week for those who really enjoy it. However, for those who are “gifted and talented,” as much art as they desire outside of their regular academics. One mom recently commented that she used to end her week with art and then began teaching art the first thing on Monday mornings, which met with great success. Please don’t procrastinate when it comes to art,