Homeschool Art Lessons For Kids
One of the benefits of homeschooling is that our children have more time to utilize to pursue their interests, such as art, and with so many online art programs to choose from, their creative potential is endless.
Our oldest son Micah is definitely our creative one; he would like nothing more than to spend his days painting rocks, molding clay or drawing with pencils. Thankfully, we have found plenty of resources to keep his creative juices flowing and flourishing.
"Creative activity has been shown to increase academic performance in all areas."
Though the arts and creativity seem to have been pushed by the wayside by many schools and considered superfluous, this can't be further from the truth. Creative activity has been shown to increase academic performance in all areas, not just art. There are a number of ways to supplement your child's academic lessons with art.
Most boxed curricula such Sonlight, A Beka and BJU Press offer supplemental electives that include art. There are also boxed art curriculum options devoted entirely to the arts, offering a variety of art lessons together, including charcoal, sculpture, pencil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels and ink. The hardest part is choosing which art curriculum will work best for your family. Prices for the following art curricula range in price from $15 for a single DVD to $150 for a boxed set.
Curricula for learning art at home
Creating a Masterpiece
Draw to Learn
Drawing 1a for ages 8 or 9 and younger
Drawing 1a for ages 9 or 10 and older
Meet the Masters
See the Light
Additional free online art resources and apps
Looking for other options? Try some of these preferred free online art resources and apps, some of which are tablet and smartphone friendly:
The library of art resources found online grows more and more each year, giving students the ability to unleash their creativity in new and innovative ways.
Do you incorporate art into your homeschool lessons? What are your favorite art resources?
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