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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.
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.
We love the variety of courses to work through, such as backyard nature, poetry tea time, space, and garden fun.
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!
Art History for Kids. 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!
12 thoughts on “How To Teach Homeschool Art When You Are Awful At It”
We’ve loved Alisha’s art classes. The pieces of art look so professional after we create them–she helps make the experience successful.
Yes! Totally agree with you Susan! 😉
Thank-you for the interesting Art options and for the chance to win a gift card!
You are so welcome Kim! Best of luck!
Hopefully we will try some Art this year if we can find money in the budget for supplies.
Art is such a wonderful way to add to your homeschool! Best of luck!
I am a Homeschool Teacher and I am really excited about adding our preschooler to the classroom. These ideas are amazing. I felt stressed but art will be great to teach fine motor skills and letter/number recognition. I can even use this for spatial concepts.
Yes! Ah preschool is so much fun! Wishing you a wonderful homeschool year. 😉
Art is definitely not a strength of mine! Thank you for the ideas in this post!
Art is definitely not a strength of mine! Thank you for these ideas!
You are so welcome!