Picture Study Spotlight: Leonardo da Vinci

The greatest gifts are often seen, in the course of nature, rained by celestial influences on human creatures; and sometimes, in supernatural fashion, beauty, grace, and talent are united beyond measure in one single person, in a manner that to whatever such an one turns his attention, his every action is so divine, that, surpassing…

Fun with Portugese Idioms

We don’t even think twice about familiar idioms in our own language.  “I didn’t want to rock the boat” doesn’t generally elicit “Oh, were you fishing?” Nor does the boy who wants to “kill two birds with one stone” usually get the slingshot grabbed out of his hand. Well, okay, maybe some few of us might be guilty of tormenting our…

Cottage Press Academy Online – Live Tutorials Coming Autumn 2017

We are thrilled to announce our first full-year live online tutorials covering Cottage Press Bards & Poets and Poetics & Progym I, beginning in August 2017.  Instruction includes composition, grammar, literature, and beginning rhetoric. Classes will meet online two times per week from September to May. Courses include weekly evaluation of student work. Class participants will receive 25% off the regular…

Winter Primers ~ Free Week Samples + 20% Off Primers and Helps

Winter days are sometimes recharge and rethink days for home educating parents.  Sometimes snowy weeks offer an opportunity to try something new to shake up the routine. We are offering the first week of our Winter Primers at no charge, in case you’d like to try something different with your elementary age student for a week. Download…

Saw You Never In the Twilight

An Advent to Epiphany series of hymns and picture study images for use in your Morning Time or family devotions. Saw you never, in the twilight, When the sun had left the skies, Up in heav’n the clear stars shining Through the gloom, like silver eyes? So of old the wise men, watching, Saw a…

Sussex Carol

An Advent to Epiphany series of hymns and picture study images for use in your Morning Time or family devotions. On Christmas night all Christians sing, To hear the news the angels bring; On Christmas night all Christians sing, To hear the news the angels bring: News of great joy, news of great mirth, News…

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

An Advent to Epiphany series of hymns and picture study images for use in your Morning Time or family devotions. It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song of old, From angels bending near the earth To touch their harps of gold; “Peace on the earth, good will to men, From heaven’s all-gracious King:”…

All My Heart This Night Rejoices

An Advent to Epiphany series of hymns and picture study images for use in your Morning Time or family devotions. All my heart this night rejoices As I hear Far and near Sweetest angel voices. “Christ is born!” their choirs are singing Till the air Ev’rywhere Now with joy is ringing. Hear! The Conqueror has…

Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor

An Advent to Epiphany series of hymns and picture study images for use in your Morning Time or family devotions. Thou who wast rich beyond all splendour, All for love’s sake becamest poor; Thrones for a manger didst surrender, Sapphire-paved courts for stable floor. Thou who wast rich beyond all splendour, All for love’s sake…

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

An Advent to Epiphany series of hymns and picture study images for use in your Morning Time or family devotions. Let all mortal flesh keep silence, And with fear and trembling stand; Ponder nothing earthly minded, For with blessing in His hand, Christ our God to earth descending Comes our homage to demand. King of…