A homeschool art curriculum is one elective that you may want to include in your school year. Some parents choose to use a more structured approach to most subjects but that an interest-lead approach.
We hand-picked programs for the list below that parents and students rave to us about. They are some of the best programs available to teach artistic techniques and concepts whether you are homeschooling or not.No matter what approach you choose, it is important to introduce your children to the joy of appreciating and creating artistic works!
However, these programs will not only teach students good techniques and artistic skill, but they will also help to inspire the love of the arts in your children for years to come.
Our Favorite Program: Artistic Pursuits
Artistic Pursuits is one of the simplest home school choices available. Designed to suit all ages from preschool through high school, it helps students to create their own artwork instead of just copying the ideas and works of others.
It is also designed to encourage homeschoolers to develop the artistic work that they are most interested in doing, whether that involves drawing, painting or sculpting.
Other Top Choices:
|Usbourne Art Ideas is written for kids ages 9-12 and is filled with unique ideas for painting, drawing and collage. Although it is not set up with lesson plans, it can easily be converted to one and teach your beginners to create masterpieces. Check current prices at Amazon.com…
|Mark Kistlers Online Art Lessons — These fun lessons are brought to you straight from Mark Kistler who was best known for his PBS show “Imagination Station.” Each lesson is fun and entertaining while teaching great technique. The best deal is usually at the Homeschool Buyers Coop.
|LIFEPAC Drawing Basics Set (DVD)— Designed for 3rd-8th graders, this best-selling course comes with a tutorial DVD, five worktexts, and a teacher’s guide. Featuring instruction from popular artist Thomas Kinkade, this unique homeschooling program teaches about lines, shapes, space, and texture. Check current prices from Alpha Omega…
|Alpha Omega LifePac Art Set— Designed for 7th-12th graders, this is a great advanced program. The worktexts use helpful illustrations and step-by-step instructions so that students can create and learn even if their parent has very little artistic skill or experience! In this comprehensive course, children are taught different styles and how to incorporate their own unique personality into their artwork. Check current prices on this program.