Do you teach about famous artists in your homeschool?
Art history hasn’t really been in our lesson plans that much, or at all really. But in the back of my mommy mind, I always wanted to add it but had no clue where to start.
Honestly, I don’t really know much about it, so I was a bit intimidated. Yep, true story, Art History makes me feel a bit overwhelmed. I’ve seen lots of homeschool moms post about how they are studying Michelangelo or Pablo Picasso and I cringe. lol.
While I know a few of the household names of famous artists and can MAYBE name a couple of their famous pieces, I just feel like I would be lost. And if I’m being truthful, I never got into it. (sigh) But Alas, I’m coming out of it for my kids’ sake. I can do this! Thanks to Beth Napoli of Onlineunitstudies.com I have been confidently learning alongside my girls using her AH-MAZING Famous Artists Online Unit Study. LOVE IT!
What I Love About the Famous Artists Online Unit Study
- Integrated Subjects Within
- Supply List Provided
- Great Price (and some free & discounted for subscribers)
- Great Content
- Easy Instructions
- Family Connections We’ve Made
- Sense of Community Within the Program
- Easy Enough For the Kids to Do Without Me
- Very Organized
- Safe For My Kids
- Tech Building Skills
- Introduction to New Tech Tools
- Keeps Track of Your Progress
- You Can Pick and Choose What You Want to Do and in What Order
- It’s Mine Forever
The girls and I have had so much fun going through this together. So far we have completed the first of 10 of the artists, which was Leonardo Da Vinci. We found out tons of facts about him and his well-known paintings especially the Mona Lisa. So great. So interesting. We learned a lot together and it has really held their attention. We are looking forward to learning about more great famous artists.
Our favorite part so far was creating a Mona Lisa Parody Picture.
Jordan Age 5
Jasmine Age 8
Jada Age 10
More About the Famous Artists Online Unit Study
Study the lives and styles of 10 famous artists from the Renaissance to Surrealist Art Movements. Apply what you learn by creating your own masterpieces. Then curate an online art gallery exhibit for each artist. This 11-lesson unit study integrates art, history, science, math, writing and tech education. Complete it all in a month or study one artist a week. This Famous Artists Online Unit Study also works well as a homeschool co-op class.
Beth has been homeschooling for over 12 years! She is so brilliant, and such a blessing to the homeschooling community! She has quite a selection of online unit studies. Some are a quick study and some are more in depth. The Famous Artists Unit study is one of her more in depth studies. The larger in depth ones are $24 and the smaller ones are $5. If you are a subscriber you get some for free and discounted.
If you have never been to her website… Go Now! You will not regret it! She is a wealth of information for teaching our kids in the tech-driven world. You can often hear her say “Our kids are digital natives and we are digital immigrants”. So true! Are we holding our kids back from what is going to be crucial to them thriving within this new tech-driven world because it is not the norm to us or it scares us a bit? She will change the way you think about limiting your kiddos tech time and give you amazing tech-tool ideas for your homeschool.
So head on over and check these eLearning courses out or watch the facebook live videos above to get more info. The Famous Artists Online Unit study and all of Beth’s other online unit studies will add an amazing tech value to your homeschool. Also, make sure to follow the Techie Homeschool Mom Facebook page and subscribe to Techiehomeschoolmom.com Newsletter for great freebies and discounts.
What fun web-tools have you found lately? Tell us in the comments so we can check them out too.
Besides this blog, she also hosts a Homeschooling 101 Community on Facebook. She's passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within that He alone can provide.
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