Art and Literature: Beatrix Potter

This weekly Literature/Art Course is geared toward students who would like to expand the breadth of their artistic talents as we dive into a few of the “classics’. Over the Spring 2021 Semester we will read:

10-14 Beatrix Potter Books. (Depending up the class size and interactions;)

Each week, students will be assigned a corresponding art project to enhance their reading! Students will share their projects in class. It is quite motivating and fun to join together to read and to create!

Expectations for each lesson:

  1. Art Projects: – Complete the art project based on the reading with some guidance from Mrs. G.

  2. Explain your artistic response to the class.


Prerequisites: None
Instructor:Amy Gillispie, B.S.
Age Level:  Ages 5-11
Minimum Enrollment: 3
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Tuition for Semester: $300;

Class Meets: Tuesdays, 2:30 – 3:25 PM Pacific (Start date of January 4th)
Click Here to see the 2020-21 Class Schedule

Fall enrollment is closed. Students may be able to enroll with the instructor’s permission. Please contact Spring registration opens Oct 18th.

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This course will be offered in Fall, 2019. Details will be coming soon!!

Instructor: Amy Gillispie, B.S. email
Prerequisites: No previous experience is required for this course
Age Level: This course is for students 7 - 12 years of age

Course Schedule (Class meets every other week):

Fall '19

August 27, 2019 -LESSON 1; September 10, 2019 - LESSON 1 IS DUE; September 24, 2019 - LESSON 2 IS DUE; October 8, 2019 - LESSON 3 is  DUE; October 22, 2019 - LESSON 4 and 5 are DUE; November 5, 2019 - LESSON 6 IS DUE; November 19, 2019 - LESSON 7 IS DUE; December 3, 2019 - LESSON 8 IS DUE; December 17, 2019 - LESSON 9 IS DUE - Presentation week

Spring '20

January 7, 2020 -LESSON 1; January 21, 2020 - LESSON 1 IS DUE; February 4, 2020 - LESSON 2 IS DUE; February 18, 2020 - LESSON 3 IS DUE; March 3, 2020 - LESSON 4 and 5 are DUE; March 17, 2020 - LESSON 6 IS DUE; March 31, 2020- LESSON 7 IS ; DUEApril 14, 2020  - LESSON 8 IS DUE; April 28, 2020 - LESSON 9 is DUE; May 5, 2020 - LESSON 9 is DUE - (Make up) Presentation Week

Materials Needed (these are not included in tuition):

Week 1


Week 2

Single hole punch
Paper clips

Week 3

Poster board
Single hole punch
deck of cards

Week 4

three different colors of paper... 6 sheets each

Week 5
Your project from Week 5
Graph paper
Colored pencils, markers or crayons

Week 6

paper cups
paper clips
Paper plates
Rubber bands the size of your paper plates (typically 8")

Week 7

Popsicle sticks
Elmers glue
Wax paper

Bonus Projects Week

cardboard boxes
large pieces of cardboard

Week 8 - your choices of the following:

graham crackers
peanut shells
paper mache paste

Week 9

Final Project: May use an option of the materials from Lessons 1-8

Amy Gillispie, B.S.

Amy Gillispie and her husband, Father Robert, began homeschooling their nine children in 1999.   Amy was graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S.  in Architecture, did her Master’s work in Liturgical Architecture, played the organ for her church at twelve years old, danced in a ballet/jazz company, worked as a photographer/developer, directs musicals, is a COPE certified health coach, a registered IEW teacher and a licensed Simply Music Piano Instructor.  She wrote her own architecture curriculum and began teaching architecture courses to students from around the world when she created her business, Building Brilliant Minds, in 2009.  “Architecture” and “Music/Piano” continue to hold her heart because the possibilities are intertwined and infinite.    Mrs. G’s Architecture and Piano courses may be taken online during the arranged Zoom classes or privately.   For more information,  email Mrs. G.  at , or visit her website at .

Textbooks and Materials

Amazon links for textbooks and materials are provided for the convenience of our parents and students. 
The CLRC is an Amazon Associate.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
(This and the rest of the set are Optional)

Art materials as needed. (These are not included in tuition.)