ARTistic Pursuits Inc. has created a homeschool art program that teaches children to create art while developing their observation skills. Their program helps students use their critical thinking skills while they learn about creativity, art history, art appreciation, and various techniques to create real art using real materials and tools. The lessons allow the student to make choices about what and how they will draw. Middle School Book One, which is the book we received, is designed so that students don't need any art experience before they start and they can work through this book on their own without the need for parental instruction (which was great for my son because I am terrible at art). This book is broken down into units and then within each unit there are objectives for the student, techniques for them to try, projects for them to work on, culture and history for them to learn. The materials for each project are clearly listed and at the end of each unit there is a "look back" section for the student to review their projects for what the unit taught them.
ARTistic Pursuits Middle School Book One from ARTistic Pursuits Inc. since he is interested in drawing. He was interested to see what the book would teach him and how his drawing would improve. I was also interested to see what he would learn and how his skills would improve, especially since art is one subject that I am terrible at and feel like there is nothing I can teach him about drawing. He has some sketch books that he had been practicing his drawing in before we received this book to review.
|Learning about space|
|Learning about texture.|
|Before and after ARTistic Pursuits. The drawing on the right Buddy did for our homeschool Art Gallery coming up|
My friends on the Schoolhouse Review Crew have also been reviewing the art books from ARTistic Pursuits Inc. We all got to pick which book we wanted to work on so please go and read their reviews to find out more about the different books.