The Best Elementary Homeschool Art Curriculum – From an Unartistic Mom

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As a homeschool mom I have learned that there are things that I am either not good at or just don’t have the passion for when it comes to certain educational subjects. For instance, I’ve shared before that I am not a mathematician and though I love making crafts, I can not for the life of me come up with my own craft ideas because I am unartistic.

I love art, in fact one of my wishes is to spend an entire day at an art museum alone in the peace and quiet, just observing the great works of artists, especially Monet and Van Gogh.  Yet, I can not draw, paint or create any type of art, even if my life depended on it. When I want to feel like an artist I color alongside my kids or create printables and graphics for my blog!

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Even though I am not artistic that does not mean that we don’t have art class in our homeschool. My daughter simply would not allow that to happen because she loves art and is very artistic! In the past we’ve studied famous artists as our art curriculum for the homeschool year, but that was not enough for her. She didn’t want to just learn about artists, she wanted to create her own works of art and be an artist! I felt inadequate to teach her how to create art and wondered what elementary homeschool art curriculum would be able to not only teach her, but also challenge her to create art. I knew that I could not even attempt to do either, but art is where her passion lies so I knew we had to find a great homeschool art curriculum for her.

After trying an art curriculum that she picked out last year, we knew that it was not a good fit for her. The lessons were not challenging or interesting enough to keep her attention, she wanted more. My son loved the curriculum because he tends to be unartistic like his mom. The simple lessons are just right for him, but they were not a great fit for my budding artist.

My children and I are visual learners, so I’ve always tried to incorporate videos into our homeschooling as much as possible. I knew that a DVD based elementary homeschool art curriculum would be the best option for my daughter to use for art class.

Over the last 6 months my daughter has been using the Home Art Studio elementary homeschool art curriculum, she loves it and so do I!

  • As an unartistic mom, my favorite aspect of this homeschool art curriculum is that it is DVD based, I do not have to try to be an artist and attempt to teach my artistic student.
  • Since I am not an artist, I also love that Jerry’s Artarama has a complete supply list for every Home Art Studio program, because I would not have the first clue as to what art supplies my daughter would need and it would take me hours to locate everything at an art store.
  • Lastly, I am thankful that Ms. Volin offers free lessons to use with your kids to see if this program is right for them before purchasing the art curriculum, I can not tell you how many times I’ve purchased homeschool curriculum over the years just to discover it doesn’t work for us. Being able to try out Home Art Studio for free was a big bonus for me as a homeschool mom!

You don’t have to just take my word for it, below you’ll find a quote from my daughter as to why she loves using Home Art Studio for her homeschool art class.

I really like the lessons because they are fun and easy to follow! Having the lessons on DVD makes it easy to pause and/or rewind when I need extra time to complete steps for my art project. My favorite art lesson from the Home Art Studio (5th Grade) was the lighthouse.

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My daughter has never had more fun with an art curriculum in our homeschool than she has with Home Art Studio. She loves having the ability to turn on the DVD anytime she wants to create a new art project and often does outside of her actual homeschool time!

If you are not artistic and are looking for an elementary homeschool art curriculum that is fun and easy, I believe that Home Art Studio is the best elementary homeschool art curriculum!

What homeschool art curriculum do your children enjoy using?

Misty - Founder of Year Round Homeschooling

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