Ever wonder how you can ‘sneak’ art into your homeschool? This is not as hard as you think. I have found some ways to feature great paintings, exposing my children to great pieces of art I love. I will share these ideas with you!
5 Ways To Sneak Art Into Your Homeschool
- Display a great painting by a famous artists on your mantle or a prominent shelf.
- Hang a framed postcard in your bathroom.
- Include a postcard-sized print by a famous artist on your kitchen table or your kitchen counter.
- Create a computer desktop or lock screen that features a great piece of art.
- Post an art print on your refrigerator.
Art And A Lifestyle Of Learning
The wonderful thing about art is the way it becomes part of your life. You can switch the paintings as often as you’d like to feature one artist or one art period. Maybe weekly. Allow your child to choose some of the art to look at each week. As a family, you can, perhaps, look forward to seeing a favorite painting up close and in person.
Slow down enough this year to stop and enjoy some art together as a family.
Resources For Adding Art To Your Homeschool This Year
Here are some additional resources for adding art to your homeschool this year. Each is simple and effective!
Homeschool Art and Music Plans – Graded plans you can use family style or in the way that best meets your learning needs.
The idea behind sneaking art into your homeschool came from my own home schooling experience. I was always searching for a plan for picture study and composer study. It seemed simple enough to do myself but I just never did it. I also wanted to use the classical style and Charlotte Mason’s ideas for our art and music. I wanted all the great resources organized in the four-year cycle of history. I wanted it to be flexible and easy to use. I never found what I was searching for so I decided to do it myself! – fine arts author Barbara McCoy
This is the art and music appreciation program for busy people. We have done all the research and organizing. You are able to open our plan and offer a great program for your children.
- Of course it is also wonderful to take an art museum field trip
- Even a virtual art museum tour can be a treat!
- Enjoy Nana’s podcasts and art lessons on famous artists
With these simple ways for adding art to your homeschool this year, it can be so very easy. This type of homeschool enrichment is pure delight. It might just be what your homeschool needs too.
Growing a love of art at You ARE an ARTiST is a multi-generational passion! Tricia is Nana’s daughter and a mama of five children. Nana shared her first chalk pastel art lessons with her grandchildren around Tricia’s kitchen table. Homeschooling since 2000, Tricia has seen the fruits of home education with three homeschool grads so far! She shares the art and heart of homeschooling at Hodgepodgemom and is author of the book, Help! I’m Homeschooling! She and her husband, Steve, are also owners of sister sites Homeschool Nature Study and The Curriculum Choice.