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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ARTistic Pursuits: Early Elementary book 2 ~ a TOS review


It’s always a fun day when we get to pull out the art supplies and create something fresh and new. I used to struggle to incorporate Art into our week, but not anymore since I have added the Early Elementary K-3, Book 2: Stories of Artists and Their Art from ARTistic Pursuits to our Masterpiece Monday lineup.

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ARTistic Pursuits offers a wonderful Art program put together to involve children in the creative process while developing skills of observation. with books ranging from for Preschool through High School, you are sure to find the right book for your family. 

ARTistic Pursuits Review

We received Early Elementary K-3, Book 2: Stories of Artists and Their Art for this review with Montana (8) and McKenzie (5).  With 36 easy to follow and do-able lessons, ARTistic Pursuits makes it easy to get a full year of Art in just this one book. Book 2 focuses on the lives of Master artists like Giotto, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Turner, who have been inspiring budding artists for generations. Interweaving the stories of individual artists within several different major periods of art from,13th century late Gothic to the academy artists of the 18th century, you and your child will cover a wide selection of great art projects including:

~ watercolor painting

~ oil pastels

~ printmaking

~ mixed media art 

ARTistic Pursuits Review
With books for many different levels you are sure to find one just right for your student(s)...

~ Preschool, ages 3-5

~ Early Elementary K-3rd, Book One
~ Early Elementary K-3rd, Book Two
~ Early Elementary K-3rd, Book Three

~ Elementary 4th-5th grade, Book One
~ Elementary 4th-5th grade, Book Two

~ Middle School 6th-8th, Book One
~ Middle School 6th-8th , Book Two     

~ Sr. High, Book One
~ Sr. High, Book Two

~ Sculpture Technique: Construct

~ Sculpture Technique: Model

~ Sculpture Technique: Carve {available 2016}

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 $47.95 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 art supply packs needed to complete the 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 has met all of my expectations and then some! This art program has taken the struggle to incorporate art into our week away.  They will always be my go to curriculum when it comes to Art for my girls 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! 

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ARTistic Pursuits Review 

Company ~ ARTistic Pursuits

Product ~ Early Elementary K-3, Book 2: Stories of Artists and Their Art

Price ~ $47.95

Ages ~ K-3rd

ARTistic Pursuits Review


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