I have had so much fun writing a series on artists and art history over the past few weeks!
There are still a lot of artists I’d like to get to, and I’m working on some unit studies, two of which are already available in my store.
In the meantime though, I wanted to share some of my favorite art and art history resources from around the internet.
Click through and check them out – there are some fantastic resources here!
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Art History through the Ages
I love art history, and I’ve been hard at work creating resources to help you!
Art History through the Ages allows you to learn about history, art history, geography, science, and more! Each volume is based on a different time period, and they’re designed for use for elementary through high school.
Volume 1 covers the Northern and Italian Renaissance period, including artists such as Albrecht Durer, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt.
Volume 2 explores the Baroque and Rococo periods, including artists such as Vermeer, Caravaggio, and Gainsborough. You’ll also learn about historical events like the French Revolution!
Volumes 3-6 will be released soon!
I also have a number of free artist unit studies available!
All of the lessons include a bio, fun facts about famous works of art, timeline activities, and fun hands-on projects. Feel free to pin them for later!
Learning About Raphael and the Italian Renaissance
Raphael was one of the three great masters of the Italian Renaissance. Learn about his life and work - and create a masterpiece of your own!
Artist Study and Free Activities: Claude Monet (+ Free Art Study Cards!)
Claude Monet was one of the first Impressionist masters, and his works are still loved today. Learn more about him and his works with a free art study, project, and art study cards!
Jackson Pollock and Abstract Art Study and Activities
Jackson Pollock's work is as fun to look at as it is to mimic! Learn more about Pollock's life and works as well as the Abstract Art movement with a free unit study and fun art project.
Art for Kids: Drawing: The Only Drawing Book You’ll Ever Need to Be the Artist You’ve Always Wanted to BeArt Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages (Lab Series)
I’ve also gathered several of my favorite art projects and studies from around the Web – be sure to check them out!
Where to Get Art History Curriculum for Your Homeschool
Learning Online Blog has provided a pretty comprehensive list of resources to fit any homeschool. This post includes plenty of curriculum options, interactive programs, and texts to help elementary through high school kids hone their creative skills!
Make a Handprint Kite Painting with Your Kids - Blog
Your kids can make a masterpiece with their handprint - Enrichment Studies will show them how! You'll also find some other great projects in this series linked to this post. Have fun!
YouTube Channels for Kids that Teach Art Appreciation and Art History
If you’re looking for a fun way to introduce your kids to art, these channels may be just the thing. There are even videos that you can have running in the background during your day, exposing your kids to fine art without scheduling in extra activities!
Weaving Paper - Joining Two Paintings
There are so many amazing art projects at The Kitchen Table Classroom - you've got to check it out! This one is a lot of fun. Your kids can bring two paintings together to create something all their own!
Charlotte Mason Picture Study
You’ve probably heard about Charlotte Mason, but you might not be quite sure how to incorporate her art studies into your homeschool.
It’s actually really easy and fun, and works well for all ages! In this post, Real Life at Home leads you through the process of doing a Charlotte Mason picture study. Have fun!
Art History for Kids
Tree Valley Academy has compiled some fantastic resources for making art history fun for little ones! These lessons are designed for kids around 4 to 8 years old…but honestly, I want to do them. They just look like that much fun!
Online Courses for Homeschoolers
Check out the Online Unit Studies from Techie Homeschool Mom! These unit studies are comprehensive, fun, and easy to work with – an they’re completely hosted online, so there are no other materials you have to hunt down!
You can also try out a free mini-unit about Vincent van Gogh!
So…which project will you do first? Comment below and let me know – I’d love to hear!