Art Lessons Inspired From Around the World Reviews

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This article is in collaboration with ArtAchieve.

I love homeschooling, but art is the one subject that I’ve felt like my girls are missing out on because they don’t go to a school with a real art teacher. Members of the Homeschool Review Crew have had the opportunity to try art lessons for kids by ArtAchieve that offer a solution to this problem.

ArtAchieve offers five levels of art classes for beginning to advanced artists. Each of the lessons have PowerPoint and video versions to choose from, so you don’t have to have a background in art to be able to teach rich, inspiring art lessons. The videos clearly present the entire lesson to the extent that I can hand my ten year old the supplies, log her in to the lesson, and then walk away.

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Each lesson shares the inspiration behind the art you will be making that day, goals for the lesson, a warm up activity that uses an included printable page, rules for drawing (I especially love rule number five: “There is no right or wrong way to draw. One drawing is not better than another. It’s just different — because the people who are drawing are different.”), step-by-step detailed drawing instruction, direction for coloring in the drawing with whichever medium the lesson is featuring, and reflection questions.

The lesson pages inform you of what supplies are required and approximately how much time the lesson requires to complete – broken down into time to draw and time to color, in case you want to spread the project out over multiple days. The lessons are all inspired from art around the world and each one also includes suggestions for cross-curricular connections in subjects such as geography, social studies, history, literature, music, writing, architecture, science and more.

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The less advanced lessons, especially, don’t require a lot of expensive supplies. In Level I, all but four of the lessons can be completed with just paper, a black marker, colored markers, and a paper plate for one lesson. For the other lessons you’ll need acrylic paints and paintbrushes, oil pastels, watercolors, and a charcoal white pencil. By Level V most of the lessons require supplies such as chalk pastels, oil pastels, 12” x 18” colored paper, A painting board, watercolors, 11” x 14” watercolor paper, and so on, which is really to be expected in order to learn to create expert masterpieces.

Lessons are available to purchase individually, in bundles of a few lessons together, as an entire level, or even the entire curriculum. In each case, you are purchasing a one-year license for the lessons. There are a few free lessons you can check out to get a taste for what they’re like.

Be sure to read what members of the Homeschool Review Crew thought about ArtAchieve, and check out all the lovely artwork that’s been created using this program.

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Thank you to Heather K @ Running With Spears for writing this introduction article.

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