Are you ready to hear about Art of the Northern Countries, Renaissance to Realism, K-3 Vol. 5 from ARTistic Pursuits, Inc.?
I'm so excited to tell you about this beautifully illustrated easy-to-use homeschool art curriculum with a focus on monoprint and relief printmaking methods, watercolor, and charcoal. We used the book and the DVD.
This volume, and the rest of the set, is a wonderful way to introduce young children to the wonderful world of fine art!
We had an amazing time with this book on Northern Artists. We looked at Bruegel, Durer, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Turner, Millet, and more. I love these artists!
We tackled printing assignments and charcoal assignments.
My grandson is 4 years old and he was glued to the DVD for every lesson we watched. He was fascinated and remember the directions clearly. Of course, I love the way, Brenda reviews the lesson briefly, but thoroughly at the end of the lesson.
Both printing with ink and charcoal can get messy, so we covered the working area with newspapers. This worked perfectly.
I will tell you about our charcoal lesson. I worked with my grandson Rusty and two friends ages 16 and 12. My grandson is four.
First we watched the video lesson which absorbed everyone’s attention completely. All three remembered the instructions.
My grandson Cooper was with us, too. At 2 years old, he liked the DVD lesson, but had no idea what we were doing, except he got upset that tissue would not wipe away his crayon markings. Bless his heart.
Anyway, after the video, we laid down newspaper and spread out our supplies: charcoal sticks, sketch pad paper, and tissues for smoothing and erasing.
Intimidated at first, my grandson got right into it as he watched the older girls sketch, erase, and re-sketch away.
All three enjoyed the lesson and can’t wait for the next lesson.
There are 8 books in the Kindergarten through Third Grade Art Set. Volume 1 is an introduction to art and the rest of the lovely book are in chronological order: Art of the Ancient, Art of the Middle Ages, Artists that Shaped the Italian Renaissance, Art of the Northern Countries Renaissance to Realism, Art of the Impressionists, Art of the Modern Age, and Art in America.
Last year I reviewed Volume 1, Building a Visual Vocabulary. We had so much fun creating and learning. You can read my review here.
Brenda Ellis, Creator of ARTistic Pursuits Talks about her Curriculum
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You can read more reviews on Kindergarten through Third Grade Art Set volumes 1-8 here.
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