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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 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:
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
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.
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!
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 Harmonies, The 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
Drawing With Children Book by Mona Brooks
Draw and Write Through History book series
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:
Famous Composers for Children e-book from Homeschool Commons
World’s Greatest Composers from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Other Fun Music Teaching Resources:
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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