Welcome to Take Time for Art and thank you for visiting our website!  For years I have seen a need for a great, easy to use, hands-on art history curriculum that integrates with most widely used history curriculums.  As a professional art teacher and educator, I decided to do something about it.

Drawing on my experience as a 20 year homeschool mom, I wanted to create a visually rich curriculum that would teach, entertain, and most importantly, inspire! That, coupled with a Christian worldview and a wealth of experience as an art teacher, and Take Time for Art was born.

Take Time for Art desires to make your history curriculum come alive through art images and hands-on art. Our goal is to inspire your children through history and art to visualize the time period of history and make art inspired by the type of art they are studying. We make this easy for you through video instruction and ready to use supplies. Our art history lessons are never boring!  And our hands-on art lessons are geared to reach a variety of age levels. In short, Take Time for Art is fun!

But we are more than just a good time. We also teach from a Christian worldview. We believe that “the chief end of man is to glorify God and serve Him forever.” So besides having a great time, we desire to teach children about the wonderful world of art and inspire them to create for God’s glory.  We hope and pray that this curriculum will bless you and your family!

Penny Mayes is a professional art teacher, a professional educator, and a veteran home-school mom of 20 years. Her passion is integrating hands-on art projects with art history and history unit studies. She is also a wife and the mother of three adult children. She holds a master’s in education and makes her home in North Carolina.