This article is in collaboration with ARTistic Pursuits.
Do you struggle to bring art education into your homeschool? Does the process of teaching art for you have a primary focus upon creating a set project compared to learning a process? Wish you could bring an art instructor into your home to help your kids learn?
Now in their third edition of program materials, ARTistic Pursuits is an art curriculum which allows parents to easily bring this subject into the home. Brenda Ellis, an artist and homeschool parent, has written each of the 13 books available for purchase to teach art including four components: The Elements of Art, Composition, Art History, and Media. The books are comb-bound so that pages lay flat when open. Also, the books are non-consumable so that all the kids in your home can enjoy the courses.
The Way They See It (Preschool) provides parents with information about the development of children in regard to the skills needed in the artistic process. After providing background for the parent, each lesson then includes a color image of a Masters work which illustrates a particular concept or skill. Using easily obtained materials, the child then experiences the art process.
Early Elementary K-3, Book 1: Introduction to the Visual Arts, Early Elementary K-3, Book 2: Stories of Artists and Their Art, and Early Elementary K-3, Book 3: Modern Painting and Sculpture provide an introduction to the visual arts while incorporating art history into each lesson.
Elementary 4-5, Book 1: The Elements of Art and Composition, Elementary 4-5, Book 2: Color and Composition, Middle School 6-8, Book 1: The Elements of Art and Composition, Middle School 6-8, Book 2: Color and Composition, High School 9-12, Book 1: The Elements of Art and Composition, and High School 9-12, Book 2: Color and Composition move students into a new level of art education which continues to include the study of art through history.
Sculpture Technique: Construct (Ages 11-18) and Sculpture Technique: Model (Ages 11-18) allow you to teach the process of three-dimensional design including construction and modeling in the home.
Between the well laid out books and materials lists for each course that can be quickly ordered from Blick Art, ARTistic Pursuits will quickly have you providing quality art instruction in your home.
A big thank you to Laura of Day by Day in Our World for writing this introductory post.