Art Requirements for the HomeschoolMar 28th, 2008 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: General Homeschool Posts
Art is actually a requirement that allows a lot of freedom. In the elementary grades, you are not required to have a formal art curriculum–you are simply required to provide some form of art program that will expose your child to the various aspects of art.
Some choose to purchase an art course, easily available through homeschool curriculum warehouses like www.curriculumexpress.com; others choose to cover art in a more casual way.
Giving your child a variety of art experiences is actually fairly easy.
Some common art projects that our students have produced are listed below:
- Sketches of favorite cartoon characters, still life, landscapes, etc.
- Craft projects
- Free classes at a local craft store such as Michaels or AC Moore
- Building projects– free and low-cost classes available at Lowes, Home Depo or your local hardware store
- Study a specific artist–life, artistic method, etc.
- Pull out the paints and have fun!
- Sewing projects
- Cake decorating
- Greeting cards
- Computer art
Make art an enjoyable class by finding projects that your child can be enthusiastic about. You have a lot of freedom here–take advantage of it!
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