Art is one of those subject areas I really struggle with incorporating into our homeschool routine. When I found out I had the opportunity to review K-3rd Grade Level, Volumes 1-8 homeschool art curriculum from ARTistic Pursuits Inc. I was super excited! We had some familiarity with ARTistic Pursuits from years ago when I purchased volume 1 for my now teenage children to use. They have since revamped the entire program.
The ARTistic Pursuits K-3rd Grade Level, Volumes 1-8 program is a complete 4 year homeschool art program designed to be completed one volume each semester with one lesson scheduled per week. Volume 1 is meant to be the first book completed, teaching art appreciation, beginning art techniques, and vocabulary. The following 7 volumes each focus on a specific historical period and complement your history studies. These last 7 volumes can be completed in any order to coincide with your study. Each volume focuses on specific techniques and art common to that time period. The complete program includes:
- Vol. 1 Art for Children, Building a Visual Vocabulary
- Vol. 2 Art of the Ancients
- Vol. 3 Art of the Middle Ages
- Vol. 4 Artists that Shaped the Italian Renaissance
- Vol. 5 Art of the Northern Countries, Renaissance to Realism
- Vol. 6 Art of the Impressionists
- Vol. 7 Art of the Modern Age
- Vol. 8 Art in America
The new volumes are meant to replace the previous 2013 versions and include a DVD/Blu-ray component with video lessons. This addition makes it so much easier for a parent who is less “artistically inclined” to provide her children with proper homeschool art instruction. Yes, I am speaking here from experience!Read More...