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How To Teach Homeschool Art When You Are Awful At It
As homeschool moms, we can’t do it all. No one can. Some of us prefer teaching particular subjects because we enjoy the subject matter or we are naturally good at it. But teaching homeschool art might be a challenge if art isn’t your thing.
I can’t draw to save my life, but I love looking at art. I love trying, but I am hardly the expert at how to do anything when it comes to art. So what’s a homeschool teacher to do? Outsource.
Yep! There is no reason that you and your children can’t enjoy learning art techniques together. And actually, I have never enjoyed art more than I have as an adult. Homeschool art is now a subject that I can sit back and relax as the experts teach my children and I can join in the fun too. Homeschooling at it’s finest.
Here are our favorite resources for teaching (and learning) homeschool art.
Masterpiece Society. With Masterpiece Society, you have two options. You can choose items a la carte or join in for an annual membership and get all the benefits of the program. We highly recommend using Masterpiece Society, the teacher Alisha will probably become one of your child’s most loved instructors. She is fun and crazy talented. Her courses are packed full of expert instruction. You will feel confident that your student is getting quality lessons at a fraction of the price of what live classes would cost you locally.
You can learn about the masters of art, which combines art history, art appreciation, and hands-on art.
Or you can choose more fun and playful classes like holiday art or playful pets.
You can also learn by techniques such as drawing, watercolors, and acrylics. With an annual membership, you will never run out of instruction choices.
You Are An Artist. Another of our favorite programs for homeschool art is You Are An Artist. These courses are perfect for all ages. They also have an option for a la carte versus an annual membership. We enjoy this program as a family often as well. It has projects that preschoolers can do along with older siblings, so it makes for a wonderful time with all ages learning at the same table.
You Are An Artist requires minimal supplies to enjoy any of the chalk pastel projects. All you need is a box of chalk pastels, construction paper, and baby wipes.
You Are An Artist has plenty of preschool specific courses that will help your youngest artists gain confidence by learning basic techniques that will help develop necessary fine motor skills. You can also partake in acrylics with this one too!
Another fantastic program to help you teach art at home is Art History for Kids. They help you introduce your children to interesting artists, teach critical thinking, and work with open-ended projects. No boring textbooks here! Grab a FREE month-long lesson plan to give them a try in your homeschool.
If you have early learners at home, or beginners, you can also teach them about the color wheel. That is a fun and simple way to start to learn about art and mixing colors too!
All three of these homeschool art choices are like having an actual instructor in your home. You can work at your own pace, as well as pick and choose what to work on and when. This makes planning art for your homeschool extremely easy. You can pick and choose the courses that go along with what you are studying each week.
Children thrive on art and hands-on activities. Not to mention it is somewhat of an easy way to save a bad homeschool day with art. We love how easy it is to incorporate all of these homeschool art programs into your homeschool without any art experience from mom. You can teach art, even if you are awful at it!