Home Art Studio: Homeschool Art Made Easy
If you asked me years ago what my favorite activity was during the homeschool day, I would have said arts and crafts. While my son wasn't thrilled, all my daughters love putting their creative hands to use. As the years went on, life became very busy. Between teens, home business, and homeschooling, I hardly have time to think much less bring out the crayons. I struggled with that since I believe art is joy and adds great value to the homeschool experience. I enjoy creative pursuits...well...I am a graphic designer after all. Yet, most of my homeschool art projects were based on google searches and Pinterest finds. This method was found to be unsatisfactory to my very curious daughter who insisted on learning "real art". I only got the "be real mom" stare when I suggested I teach her Photoshop.
Thankfully, the opportunity to review Home Art Studio came my way. I will be honest, I wasn't terribly thankful at first. I wondered how much work I would have to put into it and how many times I would be running to the art supply store just to finish out the course. Sure, I missed art but adding in stress and routine seemed daunting. Since, I'm a risk taker, I went ahead and give it a chance. I decided to try out the fourth-grade level since it was in between my girls' grade level and I could use it with both at one time. I concluded that while that decision was sound, I think next time I will just get each their own grade level since they enjoyed it so much.
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Homeschool Art Studio: What I Love
- Each DVD contains easy to follow and thorough instructions along with engaging lessons which build upon each other throughout the course.
- The lessons are short and easy to implement into your school day.
- Ms. Volin, the art teacher, is fun to watch and makes kids excited to learn art.
- You will have no trouble searching for art supplies since there is the option to buy all the supplies you need right on the site. I can't think of a more exciting box to open than one filled with art supplies and a fantastic art program.
- You don't need prior experience for your kids to get a great art education.
Little Known Uses for Home Art Studio
Sometimes we can push the boundaries of a curriculum and make it a useful tool of fun and learning during other times in our lives.
- When sickness strikes the homeschool mom, let Ms. Volin sub for you! Keep in mind, this may not work so well for younger children who cannot clean up on their own. However, it is a fantastic way to keep your older kids busy, engaged, and learning, while you take a break.
- Need to make a phone call, nurse your baby, or prepare lunch? This is the perfect time to pop in Home Art Studio. The format makes carving out time for art easy!
- Home Art Studio is a great way to spend a rainy day.
- Provide a fun activity for the kids to do with grandparents while they visit or babysit.
Home Art Studio Inspires Creativity
Take a look at these designs. As I mentioned earlier, I am a graphic designer. When the lesson on positive and negative space came up on the DVD, I discussed how graphic designers often use negative space in designs for logos. I showed the girls several examples. They were intrigued and wanted to come up with some designs using negative space. Each girl decided to use her favorite animal. I gave them free reign to break loose their creative power on my laptop. I enjoyed using the lesson on Home Art Studio to make a connection to something mom knows something about. You can't beat a curriculum that impacts a child once the lesson is over!
Learn More About Home Art Studio
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