Who will you meet next?
The masters of modern art are all here... invite your kids to explore their art, discover what makes their paintings so special, and create a few masterpieces of their own! These guides make it easy.
Exploring Art History At Home With Your Kids Is Easier Than Ever!
There are so many amazing benefits to studying art with your kids. With Art History Kids guides, you can confidently introduce your kids to an array of artists! The guides are different than most other art programs because they are:
- Adaptable- Use the same lesson for all of your kids!
- Open Ended- Encourage critical thinking and creativity.
- Flexible- You set up the lessons to fit your family's needs.
Learning about art is so important, and yet, many homeschool families skip it, or do minimal art activities because it seems too complicated, time consuming, messy, or they just don't know where to start.
You don't need to be creative, or have a background in painting, sculpting, or drawing... you don't need to know anything about art!
These guides are designed for non-artsy parents!
It's effortless and fun to create colorful memories together. Your kids will develop their art skills through open ended projects that allow for creativity, while building a foundation of cultural awareness. They will gain critical thinking skills, and discover how art history connects to everything!
As an added bonus, they will learn these skills through the study of great art. This way of learning helps to make the projects more memorable as it connects the lesson to something relevant and concrete. It's not just theory, it's meaningful because it's about a real person who actually existed in the past.
Try a sample lesson at home, and see what you think.
Then browse all of the guides in the shop.
What To Expect From The Art History Kids Guide
Each lesson is broken into sections to help make it easy to fit into your schedule. The guide contains a lot of information, and if your child is extremely interested, you may be able to do everything in one week. Most parents find that it takes 2-4 weeks to finish everything completely, and coming back to the information over a period of several days or weeks enhances and deepens your child's learning. The sections include:
Guided open ended questions to begin a discussion about the art.
Interesting information about the importance of the art, artist, and art movement.
A deeper look at one or two topics that are significant to this style of art, or this artist.
A critical thinking exercise to get your child engaged, and to encourage independent thought.
Directions for two art projects.
Learn how this art relates to literature, math, science, music, geography, politics, social events, and more.
5 main facts to help you review what you learned after a few weeks or months (or years).
Ways to take your study even further. These are like extra credit suggestions.
Note To Parents
Scheduling suggestions, and other fun tips that go along with the topics in this guide.
Art History Kids Philosophy
A pdf file that you can print and display in your art area, children's room, or other creative space.
Another pdf file for you to print and display.
Don't feel like you have to do everything here. Learning about art and art history is a never ending spiral. Just start with one or two things, and over time you can come back and learn one more thing at a time. Some guides will interest your kids so much that they'll want to do everything right away. Other times, they may not connect immediately with the style or artist, but may be interested later when studying a different related topic. You can always come back and learn more. It's YOUR schedule, and these guides are flexible, designed to support your child's education, and are easily adaptable to use in a variety of ways.
See what other homeschool families think about the guides!
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Choose your own curriculum!
Pick up one guide, a few that your kids are especially interested in, or go all in and get the bundle! You decide what makes sense for your family, and which artists you'd like to study.
When you buy them all together in the bundle, you get some pretty amazing bonuses! In addition to all 9 guides, you'll also get access to an array of fun extras!
You love the idea of doing more art with your kids...
...but you're still not sure. Maybe I can help! browse the answers to some frequently asked questions here:
Q: I'm not very artsy. Will I be able to do this? A: Yes! You don't need to know anything about art... the guides give you all the information you need! Think of them as your personal tour guide on the best museum tour ever! :)
Q: Will these guides take a lot of time? A: The guides are self paced. You choose a speed that makes sense for your family. Maybe you have very little time during a certain month, and your schedule is completely open durning another season. You can adapt the guides to work with your lifestyle!
Q: What age range is this for? A: I design projects with 5-12 year olds in mind, but anything can be adapted for younger and older kids. You can always email me if you need suggestions, but kids of any age will find the projects fun and valuable.
Q: Do I need to invest in a lot of art supplies? A: No! Start with what you have and add more supplies to your art area as the year goes on. All of the projects in the guides are open ended... meaning there is more than one way to do them. If it says to use paint, but you'd rather use crayons... go for it! The projects are just there to reinforce concepts from the lesson, so the art supplies you use are less important than just getting creative and having fun with the activities.
Q: I have another question... A: I'd love to chat with you! Just send me and email and let me know what's on your mind!