I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I have placed very little emphasis on art in our homeschool. Because I’m homeschooling a large family, most of my attention has been focused on the academic essentials–math, reading, and writing–and other required subjects.
At the same time, I realize that exposure to creative things like art and music can uncover hidden talents and develop lifelong interests in my children. In spite of my time constraints, I really want them to have the opportunity to develop a love for the arts.
Weston recently began taking online art lessons from Atelier Homeschool Art, and I am thrilled to see how much he is enjoying them! I love to see his excitement and progress, knowing that he will benefit from the lessons for a lifetime.
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About Atelier Homeschool Art
Atelier Homeschool Art is an online art curriculum for ages 4-16. The program includes eight levels and covers artist appreciation, art history, multicultural art, and self-expression.
All Atelier art lessons are accompanied by lesson plans. The videos are a rich source of creative ideas and inspiration, and also clarify the objectives, materials, techniques, and procedures of each lesson.
In addition to plenty of instruction, there is also video coverage of students completing the lesson and displaying their artwork. The lessons consistently produce exceptional student results and learning, regardless of the art background of the parent.
As an alternative to the online art curriculum that Weston is using, there is also a DVD version available with the same content.
What We Love About Atelier Homeschool Art
Frees up parent’s time
I think this is a huge plus! I honestly don’t have the time to teach art–I need to focus on the three Rs and other required subjects. With Atelier Homeschool Art, I just need to be within earshot in case Weston has a question or needs help finding supplies.
Doesn’t require prior art knowledge
Neither parents nor students need to have any knowledge of art techniques. The instructor teaches the concepts and clearly demonstrates them–no prior skills or know-how required!
List of required supplies for each level
I love that all the supplies are listed in one document, making it easy to tell what needs to be purchased. Skip the frustration of starting a lesson and finding that you don’t have the things you need to complete the project!
If you’d like to make things even easier, Atelier Homeschool Art offers art supply kits that contain 80% of the materials needed to complete the entire level.
Each Atelier art lesson provides step-by-step instruction, which is a tremendous help for hesitant students. Weston plays the video and pauses it while he works on each step. He also rewinds the video when he needs to see a particular step again. Love the option of re-watching as needed!
The best part of using Atelier Homeschool Art has been seeing Weston genuinely enjoy the lessons. Before beginning the lessons, he showed very little interest in art; now he keeps reminding me that he needs more art paper! He even came over to my room late one night to give me the picture he had just drawn–a creative combination of lessons one and four.
I’m thrilled that Weston is learning new skills and gaining confidence in his ability to create projects that he is proud of!
Get Started with Atelier Homeschool Art
If you’d like to try Atelier Homeschool Art in your homeschool, you can sign up for a FREE preview of the lessons.
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