Ready for Medieval and Renaissance art? Homeschool Fine arts and music appreciation program for grade six has it covered. Leonardo, Raphael, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and more are all planned out for you to view and discuss with your whole family. Do you want to listen to a little Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, and a few more composers during your school year? The homeschool plan is all outlined for you. You will have the freedom and flexibility to use You ARE an ARTiST Homeschool Fine Arts for your whole family and at a pace that suits your lifestyle.
You ARE an ARTiST’s art, and music appreciation program is designed for busy homeschooling families. Our art and music appreciation plans organize a variety of resources so you can open the schedule and, with little preparation, offer your child experiences with great artists and composers.
We offer the artists, composers, and resources organized in a curriculum that is easy to use and flexible. As with all of our resources here at You ARE an ARTiST, our plans are only a suggestion. Please use the curriculum however it fits your family and homeschool routine best.
In addition to picture and music study, the plans offer additional art appreciation books, music, and podcasts that you can use as you have time available. We also encourage you to incorporate hands-on art lessons with Nana. Children learn best by doing, and creating the art is always the most fun part! By creating a habit of viewing paintings each week and listening to carefully curated music, your children can get to know a variety of artists and composers within a particular time period. *Please note: Nana’s art lessons are suggested in these plans but not included. Some art lessons are only available to You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse members.
You ARE an ARTiST’s plans pull together affordably priced materials along with internet links so you can have a reasonably priced art and music appreciation program. There are 32-36 weeks planned at each level, and this allows your family plenty of flexibility to complete the curriculum in one homeschool year. The plans are listed by grade, but you can also use them family-style if you have multiple children at home.
- Giotto di Bondone
- Fra Angelico
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Sandro Botticelli
- Pieter Bruegel, the Elder
- Albrecht Durer
- Antonio Vivaldi
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- George Frideric Handel
- Joseph Haydn
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Ludwig von Beethoven
- Franz Schubert
- Hector Berlioz
Grade 6: Medieval and Renaissance Art and Music Homeschool Lessons Plans
There are two different options for art study in this curriculum.
This option schedules an artist along with four suggested pieces of art to view. All of the suggestions are linked to internet sources and you can view the paintings online or you can print the paintings out to view and then add them to your art notebooks.
This option will be art appreciation with an integrated plan for learning to draw. The plan will include Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad and each week the plan will tie the concept from the Draw Squad lesson to the artist under study in option one. Artist coloring pages for most of the plan’s artists are included with these plans for you to print or copy.
Composer Study Lesson Plans
Composer Study: Homeschool Fine Arts plan one composer for each four week period. The suggested CDs are planned to give both a background in the composer’s life story as well as full length selections of their music. For many of the composers there are additional links for free online listening.
- In the curriculum, all links are clickable and will save time by taking you directly to the artwork online when you are viewing featured works or you are looking up additional resources. Every painting is linked to the internet for your viewing convenience.
- Included with the plans in a separate appendix are art prints for each artist. These can be viewed on your computer screen or printed out for your art notebooks.
- There are coloring pages in the plan’s appendix for all but one of the artists featured.
- There are notebook pages for you to print for the artists and composers studied.
- The notes section gives specific instructions for using picture study with your children, ideas for artist and composer notebooks, and suggestions for handling nudity in artwork with your children.
- The option two plans include a schedule for using Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad book for an introduction to drawing. The lessons are also connected to the artist studied in picture study by suggesting drawing activities to go along with the artwork.
- Most composers now have additional free online resource suggested for your child to listen to in addition to the suggested CD.
*Please note: Homeschool Fine Arts curriculum is designed for use by one family. Please see co-op information under the Start Here tab.