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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 its finest.

Learn how to teach art with minimal supplies, explore famous artists, and integrate art across subjects to enrich homeschool art!

Here are our favorite resources for teaching (and learning) homeschool art, plus a few new tips to make your art education journey even more fulfilling.

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 tutorials versus an annual membership. We enjoy this program as a family often! 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. Making it a super affordable art medium to enjoy.

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We love the variety of courses you can work through, art tutorials such as backyard nature, poetry tea time, space, and garden fun to name a few.

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 at YOU ARE AN ARTiST too!

 

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!

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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.

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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 because you can pick and choose the courses that go along with what you are studying each week.

Learn About Famous Artists

Incorporate our Famous Artist Drawing Prompts into your global artist studies or as a monthly “artist spotlight” to enhance your art curriculum or craft sessions. They’re also an excellent addition to world history or geography lessons!

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Tips to Enhance Your Homeschool Art Experience

  1. Art Appreciation Visits: Consider virtual tours of museums or, if possible, local art galleries to immerse your family in the art world. Seeing a wide variety of art styles and historical periods can inspire and educate beyond the basics.
  2. Art as a Learning Tool Across Subjects: Use art projects to complement other subjects. For example, when studying geography, create art inspired by different cultures. This approach enriches learning and keeps it exciting.
  3. Creative Art Challenges: Set up monthly art challenges where each family member can contribute their piece based on a theme. It’s a fun way to engage and showcase creativity without pressure.
  4. Reflection and Art Journals: Encourage your children (and maybe even yourself) to keep an art journal. Reflecting on their art process and the works they’ve created or admired can deepen their understanding and appreciation for art.

 

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!

By embracing these resources and new ideas, you can ensure your homeschool is as rich and varied as the world of art itself. Remember, art isn’t just about creating; it’s about expressing, exploring, and experiencing the world in vibrant color and texture. So, let’s grab those chalk pastels or paints, open our minds, and dive into the wonderful world of homeschool art together.

 

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12 thoughts on “How To Teach Homeschool Art When You Are Awful At It

  1. We’ve loved Alisha’s art classes. The pieces of art look so professional after we create them–she helps make the experience successful.

  2. Thank-you for the interesting Art options and for the chance to win a gift card!

  3. Hopefully we will try some Art this year if we can find money in the budget for supplies.

  4. 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.

  5. Art is definitely not a strength of mine! Thank you for the ideas in this post!

  6. Art is definitely not a strength of mine! Thank you for these ideas!

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