Wednesday, March 4, 2009
When I was given the chance to review this art curriculum for The Old Schoolhouse Crew, I was very excited and interested.
I like the format and layout for this art curriculum. The one I reviewed was for Book 1 for 4th -6th grade.
My 5th grade son is very interested in art and , even though I teach an art class weekly for a group of homeschoolers, I thought he would like his own book. However, once looking it over, I realized there were parts I wanted to incorporate into the class I was teaching.
Each lesson is formatted simply and with the intention of a student using without additional teaching. The lesson covers an introduction to an art concept, a couple pages of art history and discussion about the introduced concept in relation to the art , technique, and then application by drawing practice. The 2nd book of the same level will cover color and composition. More information and sample pages can be found on the Artistic Pursuits website.
I feel this is a very thorough and appropriate art book. It is easy to understand and believe any child would have success with this program. The price is $42.95 for each book. Since the book is not consumable, this could be a very good value for families with more than one child. The website also has a FAQ section that does an excellent job of explaining themselves!