If you are looking for art curriculum, Abeka is a great choice. It is age and grade specific starting out at art for the two year old and it continues through sixth grade. The books have fun projects, but also teach technique and concepts while experimenting with different types of media. My children really enjoy using these books and with each one running under $20.00, they are highly affordable. Elizabeth, 8, likes to dig in to them and do projects unprompted. At first I objected, but then just requested that she stay seasonally relevant. This has resulted in her doing several projects independently which has definitely improved her ability to follow directions. It also encouraged patience, self correcting and problem solving. The lessons are easily written out and materials needed to complete the project are listed at the beginning of each one. Also, the plan ahead supply list in the beginning of the book makes it easy to assemble an art crate so you always have needed supplies. This curriculum is an easy way to bring some extra fun into your home school program.
Leave a Reply.