Art Gives Children a Voice
In our approach, children SEE art techniques demonstrated, then select a subject and apply the process to their own ideas. True learning happens as young artists understand and use the concepts presented in the art lessons. Even the youngest students create art that is personal. Visual art is far more than imitation; it is a language that allows the doers, our children, to speak for themselves and to express their own ideas and interests through pictures in pencil and color.
With art skills and simple tools, our children are given a voice. Children of all ages can show and share with others what they see and think about the world around them through drawing and painting. By teaching art and design purposefully, you can expand your children's awareness of their surroundings, of nature, and of the people they share the planet with: their friends and family.
Homeschool Art Program
Childhood development studies were foundational to the layout of the program. ARTistic Pursuits lessons offer children the right kinds of information at the right time. We expect a child to be a child and we value what they produce from their own hands. Projects do not ask young children to draw like adults. Projects do not require rigorous practice before making meaningful art. Children enjoy art when their own interests and motivations are guiding them. Engaging each child's interests is at the forefront of each Artistic Pursuits lesson.
What if I don't draw?
You can RELAX. You don't have to draw. The lessons lay the groundwork for children to create their own artworks with purpose and greater knowledge. In grades 4-12, students can work independently. At the K-3rd grade level, you gather the art materials listed on the project page, then learn alongside your children, as you read the lesson text. They create the art. That's how easy it is to use this curriculum.
What if I don't have time to learn a new subject?
We take art seriously so you don't have to learn it in order to teach it. Using a sequential approach, the ARTistic Pursuits lessons are made of unique components that flow smoothly to facilitate learning. The material is designed to work with the stages of artistic development that children naturally progress through. So you can relax, knowing that at every age your children are getting the type of information that they want and the challenges needed for greater learning and growth.
How can children develop observation skills?
Children are curious and expressive from the start. We work with those interests to teach them to observe more closely. Using ARTistic Pursuits, a child carries art tools to locations which both inspire and are chosen by the child. Children are guided to observe the featured art topic of each lesson in their own environment, while making connections to real-world examples. Skills develop as each child observes nature directly and enjoys the process of creating. ARTistic Pursuits lessons inform children in all the processes needed to make art successfully. Making informed choices to create personal work gives a child a sense of accomplishment. They learn because direct observation of real world sources is the best teacher when accompanied by an understanding of the foundational elements of art and compositional ideas.
What if I don't want to shop for art supplies?
So art supply stores aren't your thing. We've chosen a variety of quality art supplies for each book and with a click of a button - they'll arrive at your door.
Within those art packs, we've selected the best student-grade art materials on the market today. These products will perform beautifully in the hands of your child! Want to learn more about selecting art materials? SEE ART SUPPLIES