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Homeschool Moms Share- Favorite Homeschool Art and Music Curriculum

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 I have been working on these Homeschool Curriculum Favorites posts for a while now. I talk with other homeschool moms that I know and ask them what they use and what their favorites are for various subjects.  This month I have decided to share with you some homeschool art and music curriculum favorites.  Need even more homeschool support?  Check out my podcast: Called to Homeschool.

Homeschool art & music curriculum

Homeschool art and music study tends to be a little different that regular subjects. There are a variety of resources available, but it seems there are less full curriculum options. Many people build their own art and music curriculum with books and resources that they have on hand. I was a music major in college (for a year) and ended up minoring in it. Music and art have always been favorites for me. Some of my favorite classes in college were art and music history. I have been trying to help my kids also love the classics in art and music.

I have divided these into a few categories. There are some formal curriculum options for art and music, but there are so many other great ways to learn these subjects. I am also sharing many posts from other homeschool bloggers giving tips on how they teach the arts in their homes. I hope these will help you in your teaching journey!!

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Homeschool Art Curriculum:

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Artistic Pursuits– My Review  I have used this one off and on for about a year now and have been really impressed with it!!  It is a popular one int he homeschool community.  A few other reviews from Chestnut Grove Academy,  Mom’s Heart, Lara’s Place, and Tot Play


Meet the Masters– Reviews from A Slice of Homeschool Pie and The Curriculum Choice


See the Light– I have seen a lot of very positive reviews on this curriculum.
Reviews from My Joy Filled Life, Blue Manor Education, and To the Moon and Back


Home Art StudioMy Review  We have been using this curriculum for two years now and still just LOVE it!   Other reviews from Chestnut Grove Academy and The Planted Trees

Masterpiece Society by Alisha Gratehouse~ this program is amazing!  And she is a friend of mine who I adore. We are planning to use it this year.


Ms. Wood’s Wild Art Adventures– Review from No Doubt Learning

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How Great Thou Art curriculum
This is a Bible based art curriculum for various ages. It looks really nice!!


Harmony Fine Arts– (Art & Music Appreciation included) I have heard some great things about this curriculum. It is created by another blogger and I know lots of people who use it and love it. The price is very reasonable and you can download an e-book or buy a hard copy. It teaches in history cycles and has music and art included.  Review from Great Peace Academy

 World’s Greatest Artists Curriculum from Confessions of a Homeschooler  We used this a few years ago and it was a great way to help me get started in our own homeschool. It is a free download!

Art in History art kits
These are art kits focused on different time periods in history. They would be a fun addition to history or art studies in your homeschool!  Review from These Temporary Tents


A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels e-book from Southern Hodgepodge blog.
She has a whole series of chalk art e-books that look wonderful! I have been reading some wonderful reviews on them.
Reviews by Harrington HarmoniesThe Chaos and the Clutter, and These Temporary Tents

Free Art Curriculum Units from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool


Other Fun Art Teaching Resources:

Free Artist Notebooking Pages from Harrington Harmonies


Draw Write Now book series

Usborne Art Books

Drawing With Children Book by Mona Brooks


Draw and Write Through History book series


Ed Emberly Drawing Books

Discovering Great Artists– MaryAnn Kohl
This author has many great art books. We have several and really love them!!  See my review on her Global Art Book. 

Homeschool Music Curriculum:



Music TogetherMy Review, review from Mom’s Heart
This is a fun music learning book and CD set for preschool aged kids. They also offer formal classes in certain areas. We love their music!

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Enrichment StudiesMy Review
his is my go-to resource to get quick info on various composers. I use it regularly as an easy way to teach my kids about composers. We love it!


Free Piano Lessons 4 Kids (Now called Hoffman Academy)- My Review, review from True Aim Education


Adventus Music Software- My Review, Review from A Learning Journey


Vocal CoachMy Review


KinderbachMy Review

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SQUILT by Homegrown Learners- Review by Every Bed of Roses

Alfred’s Teach Your Child Piano Kit

Famous Composers for Children e-book from Homeschool Commons


World’s Greatest Composers from Confessions of a Homeschooler



 Other Fun Music Teaching Resources:


Classics forKids website- FABULOUS free resources for learning about composers

Classical Kids CD Collection by The Children’s Group a great set of CD’s to teach kids about composers. My kids (& I) love them!


Story of the Orchestra Book & CD


Those Amazing Musical Instruments Book & CD


Carnival of the Animals Book & CD


Little Learning Lovies has some darling music file games for sale.

Free Resources for Teaching Your Children Music at The Homeschool Classroom

Theory Worksheets from Ear Training and Improv

 Hymn Studies Series from Contented at Home

Maestro Classics Cd’s (with Homeschool Curriculum Guides)


How Others Teach the Arts in their Homeschool:

My post on My Paul Cezanne Artist Study Lesson

Free Online Resources for Teaching Art from The Homeschool Classroom

Must Have Items for the Artistic Homeschool by Harrington Harmonies

Teaching Fine Arts from Great Peace Academy

44 Awesome Free Resources to Study Art and Music from Homeschooling Hearts and Minds

Art and Music Appreciation Resources for Homeschoolers from Every Bed of Roses

Easy Guided Drawing from The Proverbial Homemaker

Music Appreciation in Our Homeschool from Line Upon Line Homeschool

How I Teach Fine Arts to Multiple Kids With Special Needs from The Chaos and the Clutter

Free Homeschool Art Curriculum Ideas from Are We There Yet?

A is for Art– Artist Study Resources from A Learning Journey

Do you have a favorite Homeschool Art and Music Curriculum Teaching Resource?  Share it in the comments!

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  1. I recently found the blog http://www.thatartistwoman.org/. She shares wonderful step by step art lessons. We have adapted a number of her lessons to our homeschool project days.

    We’ve also used the book Drawing with Children by Mona Brooks. I haven’t used it page by page; however, I gained much insight into how to teach my children to draw. I highlighted the book when began our drawing series. http://waddleeahchaa.com/2011/02/21/all-children-can-draw-book-of-the-week-giveaway/

  2. I’ve been searching for a great music curriculum to use for our first grade next year. Right now we’re using a mixture of My Father’s World (Say Hello to Classical Music–really enjoy the music; wish the activities were more varied) and Pfeiffer House Music’s Kindergarten Music (not loving this as much as I’d hoped.) I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Music Appreciation Book 1 Collection from Zeezok Publishing and would be over the moon if we could use it, but it’s soooo expensive.

    In subsequent searching I’ve found a series called God Made Music by Praise Him Inc. that also looks really good. Has anyone ever used it? I haven’t found many online reviews so I’m wondering how it really is.

  3. Wow, thank you for spurring this conversation and compiling all of the resources. It’s so interesting learning more about what people are using for integrating music and arts in their homeschooling. We are both music educators so we generate much of our own material and recently started sharing some of our ideas and projects here: http://raisingcreativechildren.net .

    Otherwise we love the global music series by Patricia Campbell and Bonnie Wade, which is not a curriculum but a set of books that have great information on musical and musical cultures around the world with a lot of activities. Though it is written for music teachers, we also think the book Teaching For Musical Understanding by Jackie Wiggins is a great foundation for anyone who wants to try creating engaging music projects. You can also find really useful conversations about music teaching on the Music Teachers Facebook group and even the website of the National Association for Music Education! Thanks again for getting the conversation started!

  4. Great thanks for sharing valuable resources. I think this would encourage them more for music.. I always believe Introducing children to music lessons is essential in providing them with a well-rounded education. As a music lover ans father to two adorable kids I really appreciate this.

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