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Homeschool Music Activities For Students With Special Needs

These homeschool music activities are a wonderful fit for students with special needs. Multisensory and appropriate for all reading levels, these activities make learning accessible for all students.

These homeschool music activities are a wonderful fit for students with special needs. Multisensory and appropriate for all reading levels, these activities make learning accessible for all students.

The Value Of Music For Students With Special Needs

As I tried to find the perfect words for this post, memories of my early walk into motherhood stirred my heart and mind. I thought about the struggles. I thought about all the special people brought into my life. I thought about all the evaluations, diagnoses, and therapy visits. My mind sifted through all the research and all the resources.  

I was brought to that place as a budding special needs homeschool mom, feeling overwhelmed, with a plethora of materials in my lap. I vividly remember searching for effective ways to help my little learner. During this time of reflection, I asked myself, “What really worked for my son? What did he love? What engaged him during the learning process? What helped him remember?”

The answer was simple: anything interest led combined with a multi-sensory approach. Music being highly beneficial in so many ways. Music played a key role in his academic learning and still does.  It’s an incredible tool for out of the box learners.  

These homeschool music activities are a wonderful fit for students with special needs. Multisensory and appropriate for all reading levels, these activities make learning accessible for all students.

Music and Academic Learning In Your Homeschool

As a mom who homeschools an out of the box learner, I too have to think outside of the box. I realized this when I was presented with a sound based intervention that stimulates the auditory system. This intervention uses altered music monitored by a professional. Through this experience, I discovered that research based music intervention actually exists to help students with a variety of diagnoses from autism, developmental disabilities, and down syndrome.  

At our very first private therapy visit, my son’s speech language pathologist encouraged an evaluation for sensory processing disorder. After meeting with an occupational therapist, we mapped out a plan for an in home activity called Therapeutic Listening. I do have to say that after she used all those big words I didn’t quite understand, I was very skeptical. She explained to me all the different ways that music intervention would help my son. She then modeled how to implement Therapeutic Listening, five days a week, twice a day for 20 minutes. I shared with her that I needed some time to process all of this information.

I went home (still skeptical) with paperwork in hand, a list of materials, and discussed this plan with my husband. We decided it was best to try this sound based intervention. Within one week of Therapeutic Listening, we noticed a dramatic change in my son’s sensory processing. It was a miracle. To find a detailed description on Therapeutic Listening, needed materials, and how it benefits children with learning differences, click here for more information about therapeutic listening.

These homeschool music activities are a wonderful fit for students with special needs. Multisensory and appropriate for all reading levels, these activities make learning accessible for all students.

Below are helpful links relating to music therapy. You will find academic products, ways to integrate music, and free resources for special needs children.

How Music Helps Students with Special Needs

It’s a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music With Special Needs Students

Involving music is a fun and enjoyable way to learn. After seeing the fruitful benefits in my son, we have included music in our home for all of our children.  It is such a natural way to learn. Not only does a charming song assist in retaining facts and language development, it also creates a time of bonding.

How fun is it to watch little toddlers squeal with delight as we sing together.  What pleasure it brings to a mother’s heart when her two busy boys march around the house, singing in unison, “I’m in the Lord’s Army, Yes, sir!”.

These homeschool music activities are a wonderful fit for students with special needs. Multisensory and appropriate for all reading levels, these activities make learning accessible for all students.

Music Activities For Homeschooling Students With Special Needs

“Recent scientific studies have uncovered a startling new fact about the effect of certain types of music on a child’s brain. While children listen to music of the Baroque period in particular (Bach, Vivaldi, Handel), the brain scans reveals instant and spontaneous lengthening of fibrous brain cells. These cells quickly become amazingly active and stretch out-reaching to connect with other cells. Baroque music, unlike any other styles of music, is responsible for this remarkable development.”

A Charlotte Mason Companion Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola

You ARE an ARTiST Homeschool Fine Arts Graded Art and Music Curriculum for all ages

Homeschool Fine Arts, Fine Art and Music Appreciation

As a mother who does not have professional training or a background in music, I began researching music appreciation in Karen Andreola’s book, A Charlotte Mason Companion.  

I took great comfort in Ms. Andreola’s reassuring statements, “appreciation of classical music had nothing to do with playing the piano or learning any other instrument” (p. 200)  and “classical music appreciation need not be taught by a professional music teacher, that it can be done by a parent who has no particular background or training in music. As with so many subjects in our home education process, I have been learning along with my children, and have always found it rewarding.” (p. 201).  

One of my favorite aspects of home education is that it provides an abundant opportunity to learn alongside my children, even in music. Research determined that listening  to classical music is beneficial for the brain, specifically listening skills and concentration. What joy for a special needs mother to find that a myriad of studies also concluded that music kindles both sides of the brain!

Homeschool Music Activities For Students With Special Needs

You ARE An Artist, Art and Music Appreciation Studies

After these wonderful discoveries, we dove into You Are An Artist, Art and Music Appreciation Unit Studies.

These Charlotte Mason inspired studies are family friendly and simple to navigate. The units arrive equipped with an overview on how to implement music into our everyday life and homeschool routine. This quickly encouraged a life style immersed in music appreciation. With direct links to biographies and music, the exposure to talented composers derived in a natural way, lending itself to multi-sensory learning for all of my children, including my son with special needs. I loved that the note booking pages offered an arranged place for my son to write and draw with minimal distractions. They also provided a nice space for note-taking, sketching, and tracking music. Perfect for a busy mother of eight.

Signing Time With Rachel Coleman

I am forever thankful for Signing Time with Rachel Coleman. I remember the day I first saw Signing Time in action. My son was completely nonverbal at the time and I was 36 weeks pregnant with my daughter. My little family at that time moved across the states for my husband’s new job position. While visiting family, I paid close attention as my niece watched the program. She was only two years old, and I was amazed at how many signs she knew, just by watching the Signing Time DVD’s. Impressed, I asked my sister-in-law all about this multi-sensory resource.

Rachel Coleman’s story immediately touched my heart. I instantly purchased the videos, hoping it would help my son communicate. Complete with tactile, auditory, and visual learning, Signing Time encouraged communication! After using Signing Time for a few weeks, I witnessed his first language awaken. The repetition of signs in a multisensory fashion, helped my son and I learn sign language in an effective and engaging way. Rachel Coleman’s strategies to reinforce American Sign Language proved effective with appealing music and catchy songs. We still know “Do You Know the Colors of the Rainbow”, “Days of the Week”, “Alphabet Song”, and the “Pizza Song”!

The music truly helped (even my children now!) ingrain the signs into our memory. My son learned the alphabet, numbers 1-20, colors, days of the week, food items, and so much more all through Signing Time. This program also helped with potty training at age two! Signing Time also builds vocabulary and encourages reading skills (as the written words are displayed). I have personally found that using Rachel Coleman’s videos actually encourage verbal communication! Check out their free dictionary, evidence based resources, and subscriptions here.

4 Weeks to Read

I purchased this program as a supplemental resource to do in addition to a reading program we are using. I also purchased this reading curriculum for one of my sons who showed signs of reading readiness.

4 Weeks to Read curriculum includes Lesson Manuals, a Teacher’s Guide, and Flashcards. The books are in full color and numbered, easing a child into the beginning reading process. That’s not all! 4 Weeks to Read implements music! The music aided in memorizing the sounds, identifying letters, vowels, and the two vowel rule. The simple and repetitive songs helped fill gaps and prepare literacy skills. My four year old listens to the songs in this program.  While coloring or playing, I hear him randomly sing the songs we are learning, “When two vowels go walking…..”! Click here to listen to the music that is included in 4 Weeks to Read. You will also find digital downloads and everything this program offers!

Additional Resources For Homeschooling Learners With Special Needs

The additional resources listed below we have used or are currently using in our homeschool. They all offer either a hands-on learning experience and/or short, effective daily lessons.

Pride Reading Program

Pride Reading Program is an Orton-Gillingham curriculum that incorporates reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension. Sky writing, sound tiles, games, and finger writing on your palm are a few examples of their multi-sensory approach.

Spelling U See

Designed by Dr. Karen Holinga, a talented homeschool mother of twelve years, Spelling U See gently moves a child through the spelling process in a natural way. The daily spelling lessons are short and effective with a lot of repetition. My children have always enjoyed copying nursery rhymes and songs. See how we implemented Spelling U See and Eric Carle’s famous book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Adding beautiful color combined with tactile, auditory, and visual learning brought a breath of fresh air into our homeschool for all of my children.  With Nana's lessons and affordable materials, getting started with chalk pastels was so easy.

Chalk Pastel Art

Adding beautiful color combined with tactile, auditory, and visual learning brought a breath of fresh air into our homeschool for all of my children. With Nana’s lessons and affordable materials, getting started with chalk pastels was so easy. To read how my son benefits from painting with Nana, https://treasuringthetinymoments.org/blog/6/

Handwriting Without Tears

This is an exceptional program to teach handwriting. This program uses hands on manipulatives and strategies that meet a variety of learners. All of my children start with Handwriting Without Tears to learn how to write their letters. My older children use their cross curricular workbooks to practice cursive.

Math U See

Math U See offers videos that teach math concepts, manipulatives, workbooks, songs, and repetition to meet the needs of students. Many math resources are available on their website.

Sight Words

This is a program that brings learning sight words to life. Each sight word arrives with eight multi-sensory activities. My son with learning differences loved this program and now my five year old loves it just the same. Sign language, word searches, dab and dot, play dough, and so much more are all incorporated!

These homeschool music activities are a wonderful fit for students with special needs. Multisensory and appropriate for all reading levels, these activities make learning accessible for all students.

More Learning for Special Needs Homeschoolers

You will also be encouraged with these resources for your homeschool!

Jamie Gault

Jamie is the author of A Brown Bear’s Language Arts Study, a literature-inspired homeschool mom of eight, and a former educator. She enjoys a bookshelf bursting with colorful picture books  and children’s stories of all genres. Indulging in a read aloud with all of her children around her is one of Jamie’s favorite moments of her days. Be sure to find Jamie on Instagram and visit her blog, Treasuring the Tiny Moments Homeschool, to be encouraged by all her learning adventures with her wonderful family.

  

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Charlotte Mason Homeschool Art Appreciation

What does Charlotte Mason say about homeschool art appreciation? Learn how to get started in Charlotte Mason homeschool picture study.

What does Charlotte Mason say about homeschool art appreciation? Learn how to get started in Charlotte Mason homeschool picture study in a few simple steps. We have family-style homeschool art and music plans to make it easy!

How to Get Started in Charlotte Mason Homeschool Art Appreciation

Art appreciation is regarded with a lot of respect, but teachers tend to be intimidated about how to teach it.

– Charlotte Mason, volume six, page 213

As homeschoolers, we’re in the unique position to change our own thinking and look at our children as people with varying needs and interests. Balancing the more academic subjects with an introduction to things beautiful to the mind and spirit brings a sense of joy to our homeschool.

Art is a thing of the spirit, and we need to teach it in ways that affect the spirit. We realize that the ability to appreciate art and interpret it is as universal to all people as intelligence, or imagination, or the ability to form words to communicate. But that ability needs to be educated. Teaching the technical skill of producing pictures isn’t the same as appreciating art. To appreciate, children need to have a reverent recognition of what’s been created. Children need to learn about pictures: they need to learn about them a line at a time, and as groups, by studying pictures for themselves rather than by reading about them.

– Charlotte Mason, volume six, page 214
What does Charlotte Mason say about homeschool art appreciation? Learn how to get started in Charlotte Mason homeschool picture study.

Simple Charlotte Mason Picture Study for Art Appreciation

  • Pick an artist.
  • Choose six paintings to view.
  • Study one painting at a time.

The six reproductions are studied one at a time so that the students learn to not just see a picture, but to look carefully at it, absorbing every detail. After looking at the picture, it’s turned over and the children narrate, telling what they saw, perhaps, ‘a dog driving a flock of sheep along a road all by himself. No, wait, there’s a boy, too. He’s lying at the river, getting a drink. You can tell by the light that it’s morning, so the sheep must be going out to graze in the pasture,’ and so on. The children don’t miss any details – the discarded plow, the crooked birch tree, the beautifully formed clouds that look like it might rain. There’s enough to talk about to keep the children busy for half an hour, and afterwards, the picture will have formed such a memory that the children will recognize it wherever they see it, whether it’s a signed proof, an oil reproduction, or the original itself in a museum.

– Charlotte Mason, volume six page 214

If you are viewing the painting on your computer screen, you can have your child move away from the monitor and complete the narration of what he sees in the painting from memory. Over time, this simple exercise helps your child to see the unique style and techniques of each artist you study. A Monet will look like a Monet. A Raphael will look like a Raphael. All ages of children are capable of this sort of activity and all will learn to narrate paintings quite naturally if you offer the opportunity each week for art appreciation.

Art Appreciation for the Homeschool Family

We can help you get started with picture study with our family-style Art and Music Appreciation Homeschool Plans. Included is six weeks of art and music appreciation. Everything you need to get started is included in the plans. Even the paintings and links to view them online.

What does Charlotte Mason say about homeschool art appreciation? Learn how to get started in Charlotte Mason homeschool picture study.

More Fine Arts Resources for Your Homeschool

We also have fine arts plans for your for homeschool year for grades 1-12! 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 Grades 1-8 family-style if you have multiple children at home.

You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse members enjoy ALL Homeschool Fine Arts Plans at 50% off! —

written by Barb 2019, updated by Tricia 2022

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 Hodgepodge 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.

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First Grade Art and Music Curriculum For Your Homeschool

You ARE an ARTiST first grade art and music curriculum for your homeschool is a fun overview year for art and music appreciation! You can use it with a variety of ages as an easy way to introduce child-friendly art and music in your homeschool.

First Grade Art and Music Curriculum For Your Homeschool

Creating a love for beautiful art and music in your homeschool can start from birth. It doesn’t take much effort to surround your family with the great artists and classical composers from the very start of a child’s life. Weave experiences into your everyday routine by using our Homeschool Fine Arts first grade art and music plans as a framework.

Benefits of Using Homeschool Fine Arts Plans

Here is an overview of how you can use our You ARE an ARTiST Homeschool Fine Arts first grade art and music plans in your homeschool.

  • These open and go plans can be used to bring beauty to any homeschool.
  • Use them as a lovely complement to a classical and Charlotte Mason atmosphere of learning.
  • Use one plan for the whole family and save money.
  • Spend more time learning together because we have gathered all the resources for you.
  • These plans are loved by hundreds of homeschool families.
This first grade art and music curriculum for your homeschool is an overview year for art and music appreciation. Use with a variety of ages!

Homeschool Art Lessons Perfect for First Grade

Week 1 Homeschool Art Appreciation: Pierre Auguste Renoir

Homeschool Art Option 1

  • Use the link in the plan to view Renoir’s painting, A Girl With a Watering Can
  • Use the suggestions in the homeschool art plans to complete a picture study of this painting. You can either view the painting or you can print out one copy for your own family’s use.

Homeschool Art Option 2

  • Read the pages in the Oxford First Book of Art
  • Ask the Look Closer Questions included in the plan
  • Complete the activity

Homeschool Art Option 3

  • Use the twelve Step 1 Level 1 cards from Child-Sized Masterpieces and match the paintings created by the same artist.
  • Memorize the name of the painting, A Girl With a Watering Can by Renoir.
  • Color the Impressionist Art Masterpieces to Color – A Girl With a Watering Can. Use the link in Option 1 to view this painting online as you color.

Using the Child-Sized Masterpieces, in just a few minutes a week, your child will enjoy being able to touch and use the cards to view a beautiful painting, learn the painting’s name and a little bit about the artist. These cards are appropriate for children of all ages.

Even if your children are very young, they will probably enjoy looking through the cards with you. I would suggest putting the featured card out for display throughout the week. Repeated exposure is the key to art appreciation at this age. So just viewing the painting once online isn’t usually enough to make a lasting impression.

First Grade Homeschool Music Lesson Plans

The music plans for listening to composers include a Grade 1 play list, listening questions and composer notebooking pages.

Week 1 Homeschool Music Appreciation: Antonio Vivaldi

  • Read the suggested pages in Lives of the Musicians. The object at this level is to expose your homeschool children to classical music. The story in the book gives a little background for the composer. After you read the biography, ask your children to tell you what they remember about Antonio Vivaldi. Don’t get too caught up in the details at this age.
  • Choose to listen to Vivaldi’s music as much as possible. Listen to any you have on streaming platforms or online.

More Homeschool Art Lessons Perfect for First Grade

Online Art Lessons Perfect for K-3 – Art is an essential part of our elementary learners’ development. You ARE an ARTiST also offers online art lessons for a hands-on component. These lessons, taught by Nana, are a great option for grades K-3 and are easily incorporated into any homeschool lesson plan.

This first grade art and music curriculum for your homeschool is an overview year for art and music appreciation. Use with a variety of ages!

More Fine Arts Resources for Your Homeschool

In summary, when you use these plans with your children, you will be offering them a chance to look at some of the most famous artists in the art world. They’ll spend a few minutes a week with you talking about and learning about great art. In addition, they will, at the very least, have been exposed to a handful of famous composers in an enjoyable, non-stressful way.

You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse members enjoy ALL Homeschool Fine Arts Plans at 50% off! —

family style homeschool art and music plans

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 Grades 1-8 family-style if you have multiple children at home.

This first grade art and music curriculum for your homeschool is an overview year for art and music appreciation. Use with a variety of ages!

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 Hodgepodge 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.

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March Homeschool Art Activities

A beautiful layer of education with art! These March homeschool art activities help you celebrate spring, St. Patrick's Day, Van Gogh's birthday and more!

Add a beautiful layer of education with art! With these March homeschool art activities and spring homeschool ideas, you can celebrate Lent, St. Patrick’s Day, Dr. Seuss and Van Gogh’s birthday and more!

Spring Homeschool Ideas and Spring Homeschool Art Lessons

A beautiful layer of education with art! These March homeschool art activities help you celebrate spring, St. Patrick's Day, Van Gogh's birthday and more!

Perfect for commemorating spring, Nana’s spring homeschool nature study with art explores all creatures great and small and all things bright and beautiful! These nature-inspired art lessons are easy and fun for the whole family! Including a NEW Spring Splendor Nature Walk art lesson.

More Spring Homeschool Resources You Will Like: First Day of Spring: Simple Ways to Study Nature in Your Homeschool from our sister site, Homeschool Nature Study – We are excited to get started on this first day of spring with simple ways to study nature and a fresh set of homeschool nature study ideas. It hardly seems possible that we are at the beginning of another spring season but here we go! We look forward to another season of encouraging nature study. Have fun and get outdoors with your children! (Including a FREE Set of Getting Started in Homeschool Nature Study Guide)

March Homeschool Art Activities You Will Love

March In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb?

In like a lion, out like a lamb! With Nana’s lessons in the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse, you can literally choose exactly what you would like to complement the learning already happening in your homeschool.

Celebrate Yellowstone National Park's anniversary on March 1st with homeschool art lessons.
Trekking American Landmarks with art! Photo by Erin Vincent.

March 1st – Yellowstone National Park Anniversary – 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Yellowstone! Celebrate this American treasure with these art lessons in membership:

Yellowstone National Park Homeschool Lessons

Celebrate America’s first National Park with art!

  • President Grant (signed into law this first national park) – Presidents series
  • Theodore Roosevelt (for Roosevelt Arch at the north entrance) Presidents series
  • Yellowstone Falls – American Landmarks
  • Old Faithful (and a buffalo!) – American Landmarks
  • Grand Tetons (the beautiful, neighboring park on Yellowstone’s southern border) – American Landmarks
  • Plus these animal nature lessons – bald eagle, bear, chipmunk, beaver, rainbow trout
  • And maybe for your travels: camping with tent, open road with mountains (Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory hymn lesson)
Cat in the Hat A beautiful layer of education with art! These March homeschool art activities help you celebrate spring, St. Patrick's Day, Van Gogh's birthday and more!

Dr. Seuss Homeschool Lessons – Read Across America

Dr. Seuss Day with Chalk Pastels – You can try this lesson for free. Dr. Seuss art with chalk pastels? Yes, please! How adorable would a Cat in the Hat be hanging on your refrigerator? How about the lovely Truffula Trees? Nana has a lesson for both! Now you and your kiddo can enjoy a Seussical art time with chalk pastels!

Easter Art Lessons -A beautiful layer of education with art! These March homeschool art activities help you celebrate spring, St. Patrick's Day, Van Gogh's birthday and more!

Lent and Easter Homeschool Lessons

Here are a few ideas for using chalk pastel art lessons to teach the Resurrection with kids. You could use these ideas in your homeschool, in a Sunday School, or for home church or family devotional time. Perhaps spread them through the Lenten weeks, or use them for a concentrated study during the Holy Week.

Disciples of Christ Bible Homeschool Art Lessons

Nana has brand new lessons releasing to our You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse members over the next weeks! There are lessons for all 12 disciples. A Disciples of Christ Unit Study for Your Homeschool. A great way to begin adding Bible study into your daily homeschool routine might be to start with Lent or Holy Week leading up to Easter. Lent is a 40-day period observed by Christians to commemorate the forty days that Jesus fasted in the desert. You can find the full story in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. By reading the Bible and studying all that led up to the Resurrection of Christ, you and your children can build a solid habit of reading God’s Word together.

You also will want to use these great resources Courtney shared for How to Plan an Awesome Home Bible Study for Kids.

St. Patrick's Day unit study - Add a beautiful layer of education with art! With these March homeschool art activities you can celebrate spring, March holidays, Van Gogh's birthday and more!

St. Patrick’s Day Homeschool Art Activities

The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Unit Study with Art – St. Patrick’s Day is full of educational goodness, and it’s so much fun to celebrate with kids. We can’t wait to share all of these ideas with you. Not only shamrocks but Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Pi Day - A beautiful layer of education with art! These March homeschool art activities help you celebrate spring, St. Patrick's Day, Van Gogh's birthday and more!

Pi Day Homeschool Lessons

Celebrate with a yummy fudge pie painting AND Nana’s fudge pie recipe!

New Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Literature Art Lessons

Nana has new I Drew It Then I Knew It Literature art lessons celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice! In addition, You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse members enjoy a new Jane Austen lesson with writing prompts in the accompanying Literature Guide. Learn more about The Power of Adding Art to Literature Lessons. You will also love these ideas for How to Host a Jane Austen Movie Night for Homeschool Moms.

Charlotte's Web Homeschool Art Lessons

Barn Animals Arts and Crafts

Everybody loves Charlotte’s Web! Charlotte’s Web is a fantastic elementary read-aloud, and I am so excited to share some art & tea time ideas to help you plan something memorable for your homeschool too. Nana has art lessons for Charlotte, Wilbur, barn animals and farm life.

Preschool Baby Animals and Barnyard Lessons

Your youngest artists can definitely get in on the action with the barn animals lessons and preschool baby animals lessons! Paint a chicken, a cow, a pig and a sheep with Nana! Make Time for Preschool Art in Your Homeschool!

Ocean Study for Homeschool

So, whether you live by the seashore or hundreds of miles away, you can still enjoy an ocean unit study with all the depth and excitement of the open ocean and the color of a coral reef! A Majestic Ocean Study Perfect for Your Homeschool.

Learn About Artist Vincent Van Gogh – His Birthday is March 30

Celebrate famous artist Vincent Van Gogh! This homeschool study includes everything you need for a hands-on approach to learning about Van Gogh with Nana’s art lessons, her podcast and a Van Gogh fine arts unit study. You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse members enjoy them all!

New Grade 3 Homeschool Fine Arts

You ARE an ARTiST’s art, and music appreciation program is designed for busy homeschooling families. Our art & music appreciation plans organize a variety of resources so you can open the schedule and, with little preparation, offer your child experiences with famous artists and composers. See a list of the artists and composers included, view a sample and find out more Grade 3 Famous Artists and Composers.

A beautiful layer of education with art! These March homeschool art activities help you celebrate spring, St. Patrick's Day, Van Gogh's birthday and more!

You might also like these March Homeschool Activities

For even more March homeschool art activities, check out these homeschool resources as well:

Nana would LOVE to see photos of your art time and your finished paintings! Please share on social media and tag us on Instagram @chalkpastelart – Nana would love to comment!

Homeschool Art Lessons for the Whole Family with You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse

Enjoy access to ALL of Nana’s video art lessons from preschool to high school with a You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse membership.

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 Your Best Homeschool 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.

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Preschool Art and Music Curriculum For Your Homeschool

This preschool art and music curriculum for your homeschool has everything you need to foster an early love and appreciation of art and music.

  The Benefits Of Adding Art And Music To Your Homeschool

What do you think of when you hear art and music for preschoolers? Do you think that should be for older children? Maybe you already have a full plate and do not know how to add anything else. You might even be thinking that your preschooler is far too wiggly to sit still for art and music lessons.

I have great news, art and music for preschoolers has many benefits and can be super simple to implement in your homeschool.

This preschool art and music curriculum for your homeschool has everything you need for an early love and appreciation of art and music.
Photo by Dawn Peluso

First, incorporating art and music with your preschooler is a great way to create shared family experiences and bonding. You can sing songs together, talk about art, and even create art together.

Second, music and art can help increase language skills. So often, parents feel pressured to focus on reading and math. However, preschool-aged children learn best through hands-on activities and play. Art and music will help prepare them to learn those reading skills when the time is right.

Art and music also help develop preschoolers’ fine and gross motor skills. Holding a paintbrush or chalk pastel, singing with rhythm instruments, and dancing with the music are just examples of how art and music help with motor skills.

Finally, art and music lessons in your homeschool can increase emotional well-being in children by helping them learn to express themselves and become more aware and observant of the world around them. They learn to describe artwork and use those same skills to describe their own emotions. Children hear songs that express different feelings and learn to use that same vocabulary.

Remember, with preschool art and music, the goal is exposure and experience, not mastery and perfection. 

Charlotte's Web Homeschool Art Lessons  in our preschool art and music curriculum homeschool

 Our Favorite Homeschool Preschool Art Curriculum Choices

The benefits of art and music are many, but that does not change the fact that it may seem like a daunting task. However, there are many great options to include an art and music curriculum in your home. Remember that this doesn’t have to be something you do for hours a day or even every day. A few minutes or an hour a few times a week will offer your child a depth of incredible knowledge and experience.

One of the easiest ways to include your preschooler in art lessons is the Preschool homeschool art lessons from Nana! She has created a wide variety of simple chalk pastel lessons perfect for the preschool age group.

She starts with a short five-minute video that explains to parents how to teach art to preschoolers. Then there are some fun basic shape drawings. In addition, there is a course for each season and our personal favorite, the Preschool Barnyard Homeschool Art Lessons. The adorable tractor and farm animals from that course are lessons my children go back to time and time again. 

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In addition to teaching preschoolers to create art, it is beneficial to teach them to appreciate the art of others. Art history is a subject that many parents do not feel comfortable teaching, and it might feel overwhelming or like it is too complicated for preschoolers. However, the new first-grade fine arts lessons are the perfect solution. I know it says first grade, but the great ideas and resources easily adapt for preschoolers (and can be used with older children to do them as a family to save time and create shared memories).

This simple homeschool fine arts program will help you choose good pieces of artwork to share with your children and give you different ways to engage with that artwork. There are links to digital images that you can view and discuss, hands-on artwork ideas, book suggestions, and an idea for incorporating some great artwork in a hands-on fashion with Child-Sized Masterpieces and Dover Classics coloring books.

The child-sized masterpieces were an excellent addition for my three-year-old. He started by matching them and advanced to using them as a memory game. They are so simple to use and exposed him to many great works of art.

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 Top Homeschool Music Curriculum Choices

In addition to art lessons, the first-grade fine arts lessons include ideas for music appreciation. In a low-pressure manner, it introduces a new composer every four weeks. You can read about the composer and then listen to various music from that composer. The style is easy to incorporate into your day. You might listen while you eat lunch or as you are getting ready for nap time. Other families might enjoy playing the music while children are quietly coloring or building with blocks.

If you have a You Are an Artist membership, there is a beautiful four-week homeschool unit study about George F. Handel. This study is set up much the same as the fine arts lessons and includes information about Handel and suggested listening. If you have older children joining in, there are some worksheets you can include.

This preschool art and music curriculum for your homeschool has everything you need for an early love and appreciation of art and music.
Photo by Amy Law

Additional Resources For Homeschool Art and Music For All Ages

Whenever possible, we enjoy using programs that work for the whole family. Hymn studies can be a great way to incorporate music and art for the entire family. These hymn studies include music and art, and they are perfect for the whole family to enjoy together.

You can also check out this great post with ideas for making time for preschool art in your home!

Finally, if you have a Disney fan in your house, you may want to check out the second-grade fine arts curriculum for homeschool. It includes some songs from favorite Disney movies, and this would be a great way to get even a preschooler interested in music and fun for the whole family.

Dawn is a passionate follower of Jesus, wife to Chris, and homeschool mom of four. In her spare time she loves to read, hike, and write on her blog Schoolin’ Swag. She enjoys reviewing curriculum and helping moms find the right fit for their family.

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5 Ways To Sneak Art Into Your Homeschool

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!

These are fun and easy ways to sneak art into your homeschool. Includes links to homeschool art resources and much more!

5 Ways To Sneak Art Into Your Homeschool

  1. Display a great painting by a famous artists on your mantle or a prominent shelf.
  2. Hang a framed postcard in your bathroom.
  3. Include a postcard-sized print by a famous artist on your kitchen table or your kitchen counter.
  4. Create a computer desktop or lock screen that features a great piece of art.
  5. Post an art print on your refrigerator.
Use a computer lock screen to feature a great piece of art in your homeschool!

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.

Photos by Amy Law

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.

Homeschool music and art plans for grades 1-12.

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.

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Homeschool Fine Arts: Comprehensive Lesson Plans For Families

Homeschool Fine Arts Curriculum for YOU! We are so excited to announce that You ARE an ARTiST is offering a line of graded art and music appreciation curriculum for families. And don’t miss the announcement about homeschool nature study with the Outdoor Hour Challenges, below!

Grades 1 and 6 plus a Van Gogh and Handel family-style unit study are already available for you. These will be a beautiful part of your homeschool plans. And there will be some really, really great things to look forward to.

These comprehensive homeschool fine arts lessons plans include activities, materials lists, planners, book suggestions and more!

You ARE an ARTiST Homeschool Fine Arts Graded Curriculum

How did this all come about? I have a dear, wonderful and talented friend in Barbara McCoy. Barb mentored me early in our homeschool days with practical advice. Barb was also the friend that encouraged me to share Nana’s art lessons with families in ebook form! She has been instrumental in encouraging our family in so very many ways. More than she knows!

When I learned that my friend, Barb, would be retiring and stepping away from both her Harmony Fine Arts curriculum and The Handbook of Nature Study, I knew that these wonderful resources needed to continue to be accessible to other families. Both her fine arts curriculum and her nature studies have been so important in our own homeschool. It is my passion to continue what Barb began in encouraging fellow homeschool families and sharing a love fine arts and the joy of getting outside and enjoying nature.

Homeschool Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation AND Nature Study!

Barb developed a series of fine arts curriculum to meet the needs of her own four children. She then offered those plans to other families. That is also how You ARE an ARTiST began! Nana first shared her art lessons with my children around our kitchen table. Then, we started sharing those art lessons with you.

These comprehensive homeschool fine arts lessons plans include activities, materials lists, planners, book suggestions and more!
I got to meet Barb in person at a homeschool retreat! Don’t tell anyone that we skipped one of the sessions so we could go do some Florida nature study. We saw SO many amazing shore birds!

Homeschool Nature Study Membership – Outdoor Hour Challenges

On the nature study side, my family fell and in love with the Handbook of Nature Study and the accompanying Outdoor Hour Challenges early in our homeschooling. The simplicity and ease of the weekly outdoor hour challenges brought joy to our homeschool (my review) and opened our eyes to the world right out our own back door! You can take a look at a Winter Bird Study we enjoyed as a family several years ago.

So, in addition to fine arts, we will continue to serve families with the nature study that Barb started. We have a new sister website offering you homeschool nature study with the Outdoor Hour Challenges.

That means in addition to Nana’s art lessons, we will also offer you art appreciation, music appreciation AND nature study!

FAQs Homeschool Fine Arts Questions

  • You can take a peek at the fine arts curriculum HERE.
  • An overview of the entire fine arts series for grades 1-12 can be found HERE.
Art and Music Appreciation lesson plans for homeschoolers.
  • There is a family style Van Gogh and Handel Unit Study available for purchase HERE.
  • Homeschool Fine Arts Grade 1 and Grade 6 are also available and are perfect family style – especially for families brand new to art and music appreciation.
  • Our members receive the Van Gogh and Handel Unit Study AND a deep discount on the new line of curriculum. It is a great time to join Nana in the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse and enjoy all the benefits of membership!
  • We are NOW ACCEPTING our first members for Homeschool Nature Study membership, HERE.

I am so very thankful for my friend, Barb. She offers so very much to homeschool families like mine and yours! It is truly an honor to be able to continue to share her passions for art and music appreciation and nature study.

Please be patient with us during this transition time. We are working diligently behind the scenes to offer you these amazing resources! We can’t wait to share it all with you!

Want to be the first to find out when each Homeschool Fine Arts title will be released? Be sure to join our mailing list at the bottom of our website – just under the Art For All Ages Since 2010! banner.

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 Hodgepodge and is author of the book, Help! I’m Homeschooling! She and her husband, Steve, are also owners of The Curriculum Choice.

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5 Ways To Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

A homeschool art museum field trip has been on our list for years. This year, we have already been to one and have another planned for next semester. Here are 5 things I’ve learned about how to maximize the educational experience and family fun on your field trip to the museum.

Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

A Homeschool Field Trip To The Art Museum

Prior to this school year, we had only made one visit to an art museum in our entire decade of homeschooling.  It was with our homeschool co-op and I did absolutely nothing to plan for it. We showed up and it was a fabulous experience for my son. He was in awe the entire day and declared it one of our best field trips ever.

I want to begin here because I think the most important part of any homeschool field trip, including one to the art museum, is simply committing to doing it. Whether or not you decide to include any of the extras I share in this post, just getting it on the calendar and going with your family to the museum is enough for a fabulous day.

Because my child enjoyed it so much the last time combined with his increasing interest and passion for art, I made a more comprehensive homeschool field trip to the art museum a must in our plans for this school year.

Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

5 Ways To Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

Here are five things that have worked well in making the most of our art museum field trips.

1. Art Study

The week prior to our planned trip to the museum, my son and I studied various works of art we knew we would see in person. We looked at books, replicas, and even studied some works on art online.

This made the learning that much more robust throughout the week, and when we finally saw the art person, my son already had some ideas about he wanted to investigate further.

The best part for me was hearing him exclaim, “Oh! I’ve been waiting to see this one. It’s my favorite!”

Giving him this foundation allowed him to explore the museum with so much more awareness and understanding.

art museum field trip

2. Videos

When we visited the Van Gogh Immersive Experience earlier this year, we watched a few videos ahead of time on YouTube about the life of Van Gogh.

Knowing more about the artist allowed for deeper conversations between my son and I about the mood and tone of his art. Plus, my son appreciated the fact that this creative genius also overcame some significant struggles in his lifetime.

This discussion made the art that much more real and accessible for both of us.

(Learn More About The Van Gogh Experience For Homeschoolers.)

3. Create Your Own Masterpiece

One of the easiest and most fun ways to extend learning beyond the day of the field trip is allow your child to create their own version of the art.

Learning about the artist and the art itself in You ARE An Artist lessons, combined with the process of creating our own masterpieces, made the art feel that much more personal and relevant. This immersive, multisensory approach to learning helped my son feel more connected to the information – and we had so much fun!

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While we created Van Gogh masterpieces earlier this year, there were so many options for this type of hands-on learning.

homeschool art

4. Take Your Time (don’t rush and don’t require)

This is a mom tip that makes our field trips everywhere, including art museums, more engaging and fun. I try not to rush or require. This means allowing my son to spend as much time as he likes with any one exhibit or work of art. It also means leaving early if he is just not enjoying it as much as we’d planned, or skipping certain sections to get to what he is most interested in.

This may seem simple, but in my early years as a homeschool mom, I frequently felt pressure to “maximize” the field trip. It never worked well and took all the pleasure out of what could’ve been a relaxed, enjoyable day of learning. Now, I know. My best field trip advice really is this – Don’t rush, don’t require. Just let the day unfold and appreciate the time together.

5. Consider Virtual Art Museum Options

If you are not easily able to take a field trip to an art museum, don’t let that stop you! Some of the best field trips we’ve taken have been virtual ones. There is a plethora of opportunities to visit art museum virtually.

In The Ultimate Guide To Virtual Art Museums, you will find an complete list of virtual art museum options for you and your family!

Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

Additional Resources For Homeschool Art Lessons

In addition to the field trips themselves, I am passionate about art being an essential part of our children’s education. In my own home, art has helped my son learn across subjects. It has also deepened his connection to and love of beauty.

Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

One of my favorite resources for incorporating art lessons into your homeschool is Exploring Famous Artists with chalk pastels. With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse membership you have access to over 700+ chalk pastel lessons including Famous Artists video lessons with the following master artists:

  • Monet
  • Vermeer
  • Michelangelo
  • Norman Rockwell
  • Rembrandt
  • Audubon
  • Van Gogh
  • Degas
  • da Vinci
  • Lichtenstein
  • Warhol
  • O’Keefe
  • Picasso
  • Eric Carle and more…

Plus, a new artist is added most every month! You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse members also get an I Drew It Then I Knew It Companion Workbook with famous artists biographies and more!

Shawna Wingert

Shawna Wingert is a special education teacher turned writer, speaker and consultant. She is also a homeschooling mom of two brilliant boys with differences and special needs.  Shawna has written four books for parents – Everyday Autism, Special Education at Home, Parenting Chaos and her latest, Homeschooling Your Child With Special Needs. She helps parents of children with learning differences, behavioral challenges and special needs every day at DifferentByDesignLearning.com.

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Hokusai The Great Wave Homeschool Unit Study

With Nana’s video art lesson and other resources, your kids will love learning about Hokusai’s The Great Wave!

Hokusai The Great Wave Homeschool Unit Study: With Nana's video art lesson and other resources, your kids will love learning about Hokusai's The Great Wave! #arteducation #Hokusai #TheGreatWave #HokusaiTheGreatWave #homeschool #famousartist #podcast

Hokusai was born in Honjo, east of the city of Edo (now Tokyo), Japan. He is widely considered one of Japan’s greatest and most prolific artists due to his outstanding paintings and woodblock print. His Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji is his most famous work of art. 

The Great Wave is an image carved into a block of wood and then printed onto paper. The wave is not thought to be a tsunami, but an okinami rogue wave bearing down on three oshiokuri-bune – fast boats. Mount Fuji, with its snowy peak, can be seen in the distance.


Hokusai The Great Wave Homeschool Unit Study

Famous Artist Katsushika Hokusai Homeschool Study

One of the books we chose to help us study Hokusai was the DK Artists: Lives and Works. This is a gorgeous art history reference book that covers over 80 famous artists and their lives. DK Artists: Lives and Works is a book that your kids will return to throughout their art education!

Did you know Claude Monet was captivated with Hokusai’s art and owned 23 of his prints?

We did a quick online visit to THE MET to learn a bit more about Katsushika Hokusai. You can also create Nana’s map of Japan while exploring Japan’s culture with more books and even Haiku – Japanese poetry!

Did you know Hokusai’s Great Wave inspired Claude Debussy’s La Mer?

Hokusai The Great Wave Art Lesson for Your Homeschool

Nana brings Hokusai’s art right into your home with her Famous Artists online art course! With a simple set of chalk pastels and a sheet of construction paper, Nana will show you and your children step-by-step how to create your own Great Wave.

This is just one of the reasons we LOVE our You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership! We have access to 700+ video art lessons, including Nana’s Famous Artists series and podcast! Nana makes learning about art and artists intriguing and fun! Be sure to check out all her famous artist podcasts and lessons.

Hokusai The Great Wave Homeschool Unit Study
Hokusai The Great Wave Homeschool Unit Study

Additional Resources for Studying Famous Artists in Your Homeschool

Nana’s Hokusai art lesson is a part of the Famous Artists Series. The You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership offers 47 famous artists video lessons for your homeschool including:

  • Vermeer
  • Michelangelo
  • da Vinci
  • Warhol
  • Monet
  • Rockwell
  • Rembrandt
  • Lichtenstein
  • Audubon
  • Beatrix Potter

… and a new one added about once a month!

The Famous Artists series is exclusive to the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse. There is so much to learn about art and art history! You don’t want to miss out on all the famous artist goodness.

Hokusai The Great Wave Homeschool Unit Study

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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A Lovely Tasha Tudor Homeschool Art Lesson & Tea Time

Tasha Tudor homeschool art lesson

When you study famous artists in your homeschool, you might want to add a Tasha Tudor homeschool art lesson. Like myself, you may have seen her work so many times and not known it was the artwork of famous children’s book illustrator Tasha Tudor. Some of our most beloved children’s books are illustrated with her beautiful and intricate artistic styles. 

Tasha Tudor is known for illustrating children’s books like The Wind in the Willows, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Little Women, The Secret Garden, Mother Goose, and more.  Also noteworthy, Tudor wrote over a dozen children’s books of her own, like Pumpkin Moonshine and A Time to Keep

If you haven’t heard of A Time to Keep, The Tasha Tudor Book of Holidays, it is a precious book that would be a fantastic addition to any homeschool library. It is a sweet and beautifully illustrated book that details one family’s traditions for a calendar year. The traditions are rooted in goodness and include everything from homemaking, children’s activities, and wholesome family fun. 

We paired Nana’s new Tasha Tudor homeschool art lesson with a simple tea time to celebrate this lovely book. 

Learn more about famous artists like Tasha Tudor in your homeschool with art lessons, tea time, and other exciting resources. #homeschoolart #tashatudor #onlineartlessons #artforkids

Tasha Tudor Homeschool Art Lesson and Famous Artist Study 

We were thrilled when we heard Nana would be adding a Tasha Tudor art lesson to the YOU ARE AN ARTiST Complete Clubhouse. With access to over 800 homeschool art lessons and adding more each week, our membership has become extremely valuable to our homeschool.

My oldest is earning her visual art credit with YOU ARE AN ARTiST and a Tasha Tudor art & tea time sure is an exciting way to add to her hours. 

Learn more about famous artists like Tasha Tudor in your homeschool with art lessons, tea time, and other exciting resources.

We spent a lot of time talking about Tasha Tudor’s artwork from the few books we have on hand. Then we began looking up more of her artwork online. Viewing and analyzing art is half the fun! Tudor was such a talented artist, but one thing that stands out is her signature border illustrations. 

Tasha Tudor homeschool art lesson

It is exciting to discuss how intricate each border is and noticed the details in each one. Her borders stand out and sometimes seem more significant than the illustrations inside of them. These are the homeschool discussions that I cherish.  

Learn more about famous artists like Tasha Tudor in your homeschool with art lessons, tea time, and other exciting resources.

Nana’s lesson was a perfect fit since Nana focuses on the border and allows the student to use their imagination to create a drawing or illustration inside. We left our borders open despite the appealing offer, we thought they were so pretty on their own.

Learn more about famous artists like Tasha Tudor in your homeschool with art lessons, tea time, and other exciting resources.

Resources to Complement Your Tasha Tudor Homeschool Art Lesson & Tea Time

Learn more about famous artists like Tasha Tudor.

A Time to Keep by Tasha Tudor

You can reserve this one from the library, but I highly recommend adding it to your home library if you can. It’s a wonderful book to gift your children too!

Tasha Tudor homeschool art lesson

You can reserve or purchase more books from Tasha Tudor; just be careful to grab the correct copies. For example, if you are searching for A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, you will need to be sure it’s the copy illustrated by Tasha Tudor.

Tasha Tudor homeschool art lesson

From Nana’s Back Porch Famous Artists Podcast

We have recently been adding Nana’s podcast episodes to our homeschool art sessions. I think Nana’s podcast fits perfectly into tea times and homeschool art lessons. It is also nice to sit and listen with the kids occasionally. I always read aloud to my kids. But, I get a little break with Nana’s podcast, and everyone is still learning. Win-win. 

In case you haven’t heard, Nana has podcasts for many other famous artists too! So make sure to add them to your other artist studies or homeschool morning basket time. 

Nana’s Tasha Tudor Famous Artist Lesson Podcast

An Overview of Nana’s Tasha Tudor Famous Artist Lesson

Read the Tasha Tudor Famous Artist Transcript HERE.

3:20 Tasha Tudor’s Name
3:59 Famous Friends
5:42 Tasha Tudor’s Farm
6:36 Corgis
7:46 Border Paintings

Famous Artists Homeschool Study

I Drew It Then I Knew It Famous Artist Companion Curriculum Workbook

Last but most certainly not least is the Famous Artist Companion Workbook. When studying famous artists in your homeschool, you can use the biographies for each artist from the companion workbook. I usually read the biography and five fast facts from the workbook aloud before or sometime during our art lesson. 

Tasha Tudor Homeschool Art Lesson

I love that the art lessons are online and self-paced. So we can pause at any time to read or catch up with our art project if we need to. You will also find helpful resources inside the companion workbooks like planners, book lists, and more to help you round out your famous artist studies. 

Tasha Tudor homeschool art lesson

Other Famous Artists to Explore in the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse

We hope that you are inspired to host your own Tasha Tudor homeschool art lesson & tea time too! It’s in these sweet homeschool moments that the best memories are made. 

Courtney is a Jesus-pursuing, native Texan, homeschool mom of three, and she believes homeschooling can be a peaceful and productive rhythm. At Grace, Grow & Edify she helps families create peaceful homeschooling atmospheres through faith, organizational strategies, and cultivating strong roots at home. She is also the founder of Homeschool Mastery Academy.