Drawing Classes, 6th grade and older, Vernon Hills

I am now accepting students for winter art classes in my Vernon Hills home for 6th grade and up.   I am a homeschool mom with a degree in studio art from Bethel University where I emphasized in drawing, printmaking, and art history.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Classes will focus on basic drawing techniques (tone, shading, blending, composition) from observational life drawings.

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Crafty Kids Christmas Camp, Ages 4-12, Round Lake Beach

Do your kids love to create but you don’t have the supplies or want the mess? Do they want to make presents for friends and family? Do you want to get some shopping/organizing/cleaning/wrapping (insert activity here) done during the day, not after they go to bed and you’re already exhausted?  Well, the Crafty Kids Christmas Camp fills all those needs and more! Continue reading “Crafty Kids Christmas Camp, Ages 4-12, Round Lake Beach” »

National Geographic Bee

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for signing your student up for the Home School National Geographic Bee is Friday, November 28!

Here are the details:
Who: Any home school student in Lake County. It DOESN’T matter what library district you live in.
Grade: For students in 4th -8th grade.
Where: Grayslake Area Public Library
When: Tuesday, December 9
Time: 10 a.m.
Cost: FREE! The library has paid the $100 entrance fee for us! Yeh!!!


Questions? Contact Colleen Ryan at cryan@grayslake.info.

See you on December 9!
Colleen Ryan
Grayslake Area Public Library
Home School Services

A Day in the Life: Getting Back to Business

back-to-businessAfter what I have dubbed “The Winter from Hell” (because from the week before Thanksgiving until Memorial Day, there was someone sick in the house THE.ENTIRE.TIME), I was burnt out, physically and emotionally. I needed to focus on my family, on my health, and on my purpose in this life. I took the spring and summer of from running this site to focus on a few new projects, to make some lazy summer memories, and to re-evaluate LakeCountyHomeschool.com’s contribution to the homeschool community in Illinois.

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Open House: CLC Grayslake Campus

I just wanted to update you on a few events coming up at CLC and to provide you with some FAFSA workshops that will be taking place in 2015. The Open House is a great opportunity to find out more about all the resources available to our homeschool students as well as a presentation by our Honors and Study Abroad faculty. I will also be available to answer any specific questions you have regarding your son or daughter starting college courses while still doing their high school curriculum (dual enrollment).

CLC Events
Open House – November 19, 2014, 6-8pm
Shadow Day – February 16, 2015

Semester begins
Spring – January 20, 2015
Summer – June 8, 2015
Fall – August 24, 2015

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at 847-543-2836 or via email .


 Michelle Blancas, M. Ed
Enrollment Services, B101
College of Lake County
19351 West Washington Street
Grayslake, Illinois 60030