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Friday, June 5, 2020

Art of the Ancients, Vol. 2 from ARTistic Pursuits Inc. ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations.  
Happy Friday! Today I am excited to share with you another fabulous product from ARTistic Pursuits Inc. If you are just jumping into your homeschooling journey then let me tell you about this homeschool art curriculum where your kids can let their creativity shine.
We are not strangers to the art curriculum that ARTistic Pursuits Inc produces, we have been users for many years. Today, I am sharing with you the Art of the Ancients, Volume 2 that is geared for K-3rd graders. Oftentimes I struggle to incorporate art into our week even though I know how important it is to let kids express themselves. However, the K-3rd Grade Level, Volumes 1-8 from ARTistic Pursuits Inc. makes art instruction easy for this Mama!
My son, Micah, loves to get creative! ARTistic Pursuits offers a wonderful Art program for many different grade levels all the way from Preschool through High School.  We still have a few of the older editions of the other books that my older girls have used in the past, but for this review I focused mainly on my Micah who just turned 6 because we will be beginning our study of Ancient history in August. Getting a jumpstart over the last few weeks has been great.
Art for the Ancients is the 2nd volume of eight in the new four-year course for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The course takes your child through a sequential trip through history through child friendly stories and through studying master artists.

 The eight books in this series include:  

Art for Children, Building a Visual Vocabulary (Vol. 1)  
Art of the Ancients (Vol. 2)  
Art of the Middle Ages (Vol. 3)  
Artists that Shaped the Italian Renaissance (Vol. 4)  
Art of the Northern Countries, Renaissance to Realism (Vol. 5)  
Art of the Impressionists (Vol. 6)  
Art of the Modern Age (Vol. 7)  
Art in America (Vol. 8)
Art of the Ancients, K-3 Vol. 2 is a beautiful hardcover textbook filled with 18 projects that focuses on chalk pastels and clay forms. Each of the books in the set comes with six video lessons showing exactly how to use the materials and tools. The videos are short, roughly 10 minutes in length and will hold your child’s attention and get them excited to do art.

Throughout the 18 lessons your child will learn of the art found in caves as well as the classical art of the Roman Empire. Learning to create and see art from these ancient cultures allows the child to see this beautiful world around us. You’ll need to purchase a few high quality art supplies to get you started. They include:
 ~ a hard or soft pastel set ~ 5 pound self hardening clay, gray ~ wire clay cutter
Micah has enjoyed working with this program. Having just finished Kindergarten he is just now starting to get into “doing school” and being a big kid like his sisters. This program gives me the confidence to teach him art. Following along with the DVD and reading the stories in the book make this an easy program to use because ARTistic Pursuits Inc has done all the work for me with this curriculum. Simply follow along and then set your child off to create their masterpiece.
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 children 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. These books are fabulous and we will continue to use them in our homeschool for many years to come!

Be sure to check out what my Cremates think of this volume and the other products being reviewed. There are 63 other reviews listed when you click the banner below detailing a range of products offered so be sure to stop by.
Art Through The Ages & Art for Children {Artistic Pursuits Inc. Reviews}
 Format ~ hardcover book with two dvd's
 Price ~ $39.99
Ages ~ K - 3rd grade

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