Since we are a hands on family, I was so happy to find Spears Art. This is a wonderful program that even the craft/art challenged teacher/student can enjoy. Complete curriculum for all grades K-8 come on a CD. You print out only what you want to use. What I love about this program is it’s set up with a lesson plan that is God centered and helps implement seasons such as Christmas, and Thanksgiving right into the lessons. So there is no need to set this aside for the holidays. You can use it right through.
One or more activities for each grade level based on that main theme, addressing art elements, art principles, art history, design elements, and the scripture is the center of each lesson.
The complete K-8 Art program is only $39.95 on CD and can be used year after year as each skill builds off another. There is no need to purchase it every year. The scripture is the same for each grade level but the art techniques that follow the scripture get more challenging with age. It is a wonderful program to use with multi age children at the same time. I have a 5th and 2nd grader and was able to sit them both down to discuss the Bible scripture for the day and split them up easily to do there own grade level projects.
It was very simple for me to put together and didn’t take much time at all. The materials needed are listed out and most are very inexpensive ones you probably already have in your home. For each activity the teacher prep is done for you.
There is also a sheet for you to use to evaluate your students performance if you give grades for your schooling. It is very easy for your to pick and choose only a few activities if your time is limited or start and stop anywhere you’d like. Since I didn’t get the curriculum at the start of the school year, I was not worried at all that we might “miss” anything.
There are many types of art medium used. Pencils, colored, charcoal, and the different types of drawing pencils.Plus, oil pastels. and paints.Some are crafty projects like the ones below here that my boys have made using this curriculum, but implement shading techniques and keeping within the lines.
- Pumpkin w/Scripture
For those who can’t afford an art class would love this affordable way to teach art at home. Do you have a child that loves to color or cut? Do you want to add art to your curriculum but don’t want to spend a lot of money? This might be for you!
This isn’t just an art curriculum, but also a Bible lesson with art to help implement the bible story presented. Broken down into monthly themes, then into weekly lessons of 2 lessons per week. An easy way to put art into your homeschool for just two days a week.
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Written by Lynn Pitts, mom of 3, from Big Sky Country Montana. You can read more about her life at Learning by Living.