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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!
Both 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 both 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!
It’s Back to Homeschool time!
It’s that time of year, when many homeschoolers are busy preparing for a new school year. Some of you may have already started your new year, and some of you may have never stopped!
I’ve gotten together with a great group of bloggers to make getting ready for the new school year just a little bit easier and hopefully a little less stressful on your wallet. How does $250 sound in helping you buy curriculum, books, games, puzzles, and educational supplies? Two people will win a $250 gift card to Christianbook.com!
We know homeschooling can put financial strain on families – whether it’s from living on one-income or buying curriculum for your children – the financial aspect of it can be stressful. Our hope is that we can bless a couple of homeschool families (although we wish we could bless many more) so they can buy the curriculum and supplies they need.
To enter for your chance to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Now I know that is quite a few entries for you, but each of these bloggers has generously chipped in their own money to make this giveaway possible, so I hope you will take the time to do all of the entries. And hey, the more entries you do, the better your odds are of winning!
Giveaway ends August 16th, 2019 at 11:59pm ET. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be a resident of U.S. or Canada to enter. Selected winners will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prizes or another winner will be drawn. By entering this giveaway, you agree to be added to the email lists of the participating bloggers (see the Terms & Conditions on the Rafflecopter form for the complete list).