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Art Homeschool Curriculum Guide

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Teaching art in homeschooling is such a joy. As homeschoolers, we have the luxury of spending several hours at a time on artwork.

In the past, we have focused on one artist and one craft project a month. It seems to be a steady pace that allows us to get more out of our art lessons.

TEACHING ART

How to Teach Art to Children - An Evan-Moor Book Cover

A terrific art curriculum resource is How to Teach Art to Children. It offers background information, literature resources, and concise step-by-step directions for 96 art projects.

Each of these art projects will help your child learn about the elements of art and then use the elements in the styles of famous artists.

The units have description of the art concept, materials list, full-color example of a piece of art, and step-by-step instructions.

After teaching the art lessons, your child uses the materials to complete his/her own artwork to apply the art concept taught.

If you would like seasonal inspiration for your art instruction, Art for All Seasons offers a variety of kid-approved options.

The layout is easy to follow, featuring a color photograph of each art project. The materials list and step-by-step instructions make Art for All Seasons an easy way to incorporate art lessons into your family’s seasonal and holiday events.

PRACTICE and EXTEND

It is always fun to use one activity to teach more than one subject.

We all enjoy Draw…Then Write to connect step-by-step drawing with simple fun writing activities. Yes, Mom too! 🙂

Each drawing activity is listed by topic, which can be completed in any order you wish. The unit begins by showing the drawing steps and giving a space for your child to draw.

There are additional practice pages to invite your child to continue to practice drawing and complete simple writing tasks about the drawing.

Just a reminder:
Of course, you can select any of these individual titles to use in your homeschooling.

However, TeacherFileBox subscribers can access to all of the lesson plans and activities in these and other Evan-Moor books.

TeacherFileBox is a digital lesson plan library that gives you access to over 18,000 Evan-Moor lesson plans and activities!

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Click to download Evan-Moor’s Art Homeschool Curriculum Guide. For additional guides by subject area, see Homeschool Curriculum Resources and Guides.


Amy Michaels is a certified teacher with 11 years of elementary classroom experience who is actively homeschooling her own children. Her mission is share the best teaching methods and resources with all homeschoolers. Amy supports parents through her podcasts, webinars, and online training for homeschoolers on her website www.thrivehomeschooling.com.

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