Homeschool Art Curriculum Reviews

A Beka Reviews

A Beka

by Mary Ann

A Beka provides a complete line of traditional Christian educational materials that have been developed and refined over a period of 50 years in the classrooms of Pensacola Christian Academy.

Artistic Pursuits

by Mary Ann

ARTistic Pursuits is a comprehensive art program designed to involve the student in the creative process while developing observational skills. A variety of fun applications teach both the expressive and technical aspects of art while allowing children to make choices about what and how they will draw, paint, and sculpt. Assignments work within the stages […]

Child-size Masterpieces

by Mary Ann

Child-size Masterpieces is a curriculum collection of postcard-size reproductions of artwork designed to introduce art to young children, ages 3-6. Each level contains an instructional book and DVD, 36 postcard-size reproductions of art to be cut out and used for matching the art to the artist. Books move through increasing levels of difficulty: easy, intermediate […]

Come Look With Me by Gladys Blizzard

by Mary Ann

A series of books in beginning art appreciation. Students look at art paintings by masters with a critical eye, guided by well thought out questions about the use of color, motion, size, line etc.

Draw Write Now

by Mary Ann

Draw Write Now is an eight-book series with step-by-step drawing instruction and short sentences for writing practice. Each Draw Write Now book is a unit study with 21 directed drawing lessons presented on two pages showing a colorful drawing, four sentences, and step-by-step drawing instructions. The units explore history, geography, natural science, and social studies. […]

Greenleaf Press

by Mary Ann

Greenleaf Press materials include resources for parents and children on Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, & Modern History, Literature & Art. The curricula are designed for teaching history chronologically and focus on biographies of famous individuals. The publisher describes the course materials as “guaranteed 100% twaddle-free.” The course materials are exclusively books, and can be purchased […]

Legacy Learning Systems

by Mary Ann

Legacy Learning Systems are home instruction courses for learning piano, guitar and painting. Each course is made up of 3-5 CDs, a 100+ page workbook, 12-20 DVDs (the number of DVDs depends on the course), and access to a Members Only web site. The home-school program can be used with younger students-age 7-9. Additional Learn […]

Mark Kistler’s Art Resources

by Mary Ann

Mark Kistler teaches students to draw in 3-D through the use of humor and creative illustrations. The directions are easy to follow. Mr. Kistler has an award winning PBS show called the Imagination Station that also teaches students to draw in 3-D.

Masterpiece Art Instruction

by Mary Ann

Masterpiece Art Instruction offers step-by-step lessons on CD or by download. The Masterpiece Online Academy offers online courses in drawing, color theory, pastel, art careers, with more classes on the horizon. Get video and printable instruction plus optional teacher critiques and grading.

Notgrass

by Mary Ann

Notgrass offers curriculum for K-12 in Economics, Literature, Government, US History, World History, Bible, Art, and Unit Studies. The format of the lessons varies with age and topic, but all are bible-based and include clear student instructions with reading and activities. Samples and reviews of each resource are available on the Notgrass website.

Rod and Staff Reviews

Rod and Staff

by Mary Ann

Rod & Staff curriculum is designed to make the child God-conscious. This curriculum not only teaches the Bible but uses many illustrations of how Bible principles can be applied in everyday life. The various courses are comprised of texts, workbooks, and teacher guides. The science text is written from the perspective that evolution is “logically […]

The Father’s Books

by Mary Ann

The Father’s Books education materials are developed with a Biblical worldview and are designed to produce measurable growth in skills and subject comprehension. The textbooks and workbooks also support a whole-brain learning experience so that students develop balanced skills. Additionally, each textbook or workbook meets standard education requirements to give students the best academic quality.

The Usborne Art Treasury

by Mary Ann

Features 22 well-known artists, illustrations of famous works,and detailed directions how to create art in their styles.