This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 9th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Charlotte Mason approach.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

TOS Review ~ Artistic Pursuits, Book 1

Sometimes I struggle to incorporate Art into our week.  I am 10_k-3_1happy to say that with Artistic Pursuits  it’s not so much of a struggle anymore.  Artistic Pursuits offers a wonderful Art program for many different grade levels all the way from Preschool through High School.  We have a few other books for the older girls but I used this review mainly for Montana and Mikayla joined along too.  They loved it and so did I!

We received Artistic Pursuits K-3, Book 1: An Introduction to the Visual Arts which is a great place to start. With 32 easy to follow and do-able lessons,it makes it easy to get a full year of Art. Book 1 is designed to introduce Art History as well as  includes a hands-on art project relating to the particular era and medium being studied.  Book 1 teaches what artists do, what artists see, and where we find art in our everyday life.

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We received Artistic Pursuits K-3, Book 1: An Introduction to the Visual Arts which is a great place to start. With 32 easy to follow and do-able lessons,it makes it easy to get a full year of Art. Book 1 is designed to introduce Art History as well as  includes a hands-on art project relating to the particular era and medium being studied.  Book 1 teaches what artists do, what artists see, and where we find art in our everyday life.

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With books for many different levels you are sure to find one just right for your student(s)...
-Preschool
-K-3 Book One
-K-3 Book Two
-4-6 grade, Book One
-4-6 grade, Book Two
-Jr. High, Book One
-Jr. High, Book Two      
-Sr. High, Book One
-Sr. High, Book Two

Artistic Pursuits has won many awards in the homeschooling community, including Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards, 2010 Homeschool Crew Favorite Fine Arts Product, and first place in the art category in the Excellence in Education awards.  Each of the books sell for $42.95 each and can be purchased here.  The great thing about them is that the pages are non-consumable so you can use the books again and again with your family.  Artistic Pursuits also sells the art supplies needed for the projects in the books and prices vary for that.  You can however find the items at your local craft store and be fine too. Artistic Pursuits met all of my expectations and more.  They will always be my go to curriculum when it comes to Art for my students because of the ease of lessons and the open and go format of the books.  It’s no wonder they have won so many awards, the books are fabulous and we will continue to use them in our homeschool for many years to come!  Click here to see what other TOS Crew members thought about Artistic Pursuits.

Company ~ Artistic Pursuits

Product ~ Artistic Pursuits K-3, Book 1: An Introduction to the Visual Arts

Price ~$42.95 each

***my camera is not loading the pictures I took of the girls art, stay tuned for pictures***

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I received a copy of Artistic Pursuits, Book 1, in exchange for a thorough and honest review.  Though I am compensated with free products, I am not compensated in the form of cash for my reviews.  The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but are not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

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