For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Monday, January 26, 2015

Seeking Beauty: How We Tackle the Arts in our Homeschool

It is the last week of the curriculum fair. Wow, January is almost done!

This week we are talking about the Arts: Seeking beauty in our world.



Hosting this week are Susan from Homeschooling Hearts and Minds and Lisa @ Golden Grasses.

When it comes to the Arts, it has been difficult to include it on a regular basis in our homeschool routine. Last year and this year I have tried to make a conscious effort  to make sure we do some kind of Art at least once a week. So far we have been able to maintain it.

What do we use?

We have enjoyed A Child's Introduction to .... series. We are using the Poetry and the Art books. These books are engaging and deal with the subject matter heads on, yet in a very gentle and progressive way. The kids are introduced to a different poetry style or artist one  at a time with example and explanation of their work. With the poetry book sometimes I try to have them do an exercise where they apply the style just talked about. In the Art book, some of the chapters include a try it exercice where they try to practice a technique. The book also comes with a cd with the poetry read to on it. We do chapter once a week. Doing it only once a week allows us to not get overwhelmed and give us intentionality.




Also I have purchased Classical Writing: Poetry for Beginners.  Not so sure when we will get to go through it but I am hoping sometime this year.

Other than that my oldest takes violin lessons and my youngest piano. My oldest who is 11 now has been playing once in a while at church as well, which has improved his confidence.

That's about all we do in the area our Arts in our home.


The Art of Organization…or How Clutter Almost Ruined My Homeschool by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

The Shadow of Divine Perfection by Lisa @ Golden Grasses

Relaxed Homeschooling: Fine Arts in the Early Elementary Years by Brittney @ Mom's Heart

Fine Arts {Art Appreciation, Art, Composer Study Hymn Study} for 2015 by Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses

Adding Sparkle to Home Education by Sarah @ Delivering Grace

And All the Extras by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool

Teaching Art Using the Bible by Tauna @ Proverbial Homemaker

Art In Every Subject by Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break

Letting Art Just Happen in Homeschool by Amy @ One Blessed Mamma

Missing Art? by Kristen H. @ Sunrise to Sunset

Do YOU Have Time for Extracurriculars? by Michele@ Family, Faith and Fridays

Fine Arts in Our Classical / Charlotte Mason Homeschool by Sharra @ The Homeschool Marm

The Science of Beauty for a Delight-Directed Daughter by Susan @ The Every Day of Education

Seeking Beauty: How we Tackle the Arts in our Homeschool by Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory

Learning To Appreciate Beauty With Fine Arts Resources@ As We Walk Along the Road by Leah@ As We Walk Along the Road

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