I am continuing with my What We’ve Used and Loved Curriculum Series with my sixth post. Today I am going to be tackling art curriculum. Since I am not much of an art teacher I have decided to teach my kids art through DVD instruction. Here are my favorites!
For younger kids I would recommend Home Art Studio’s DVD’s for Kindergarten through Fifth grade. I love that they are age appropriate and it is like having an art teacher in your home. Each grade level also has a theme to it, like 5th grade is about the ocean etc. Most of the art supplies are like construction paper and paints, things like that, which makes it easy if you already have common art supplies in your house. Lesson plans are available on this DVD-Rom so you can print, or just look at, what you will need for future lessons.
Another DVD set I recommend for this age group, and even a little older, would be Mike’s Inspiration Station. This 12 DVD set is no longer available but you can stream it through Christian Book or purchase a used copy from Amazon or Ebay. This has been a favorite of my kids. The target age for this set is 8 – 16. This will take more arts and crafts supplies than the previous set, but we still had a lot of the supplies in our home already.
For older kids I highly recommend See The Light ART CLASS (Volumes 1-9; 36 lessons). This is specifically a drawing class with 36 weeks of lessons and also has art history mixed in. There is a supplies list right on the website under the product description and supplies that you need to buy are minimal. These are like art classes you would pay for. I am actually giving away the first DVD of this set at the end of this post. So if this is something you think you would like to try in your home, scroll down for a chance to win.
See the Light also sells another series called Art Projects (Volumes 1-9; 36 Lessons), which I have not tried yet, but hope to as my younger ones get older. There are 9 DVD’s in this set each covering a famous artist. This would be great to use if you were planning to do unit studies on famous artists like Van Gogh or Georgia O’Keeffe.
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If you missed the first 5 posts this series, we have covered, Preschool, Kindergarten, History, Math and Bible. I would love to know what you have enjoyed using for art with your family. Which subject do you want me to feature next? Let me know in the comments below.
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