That’s right. Here at the Train house, we offer a well rounded homeschool curriculum. Math, science, language arts, bible, social studies…………and Art Class!
Now, if you know anything about me, you have already figured out that I am definitely NOT an artist. Or creative. I can REcreate from the ideas of others, but I have no skill myself. Thankfully, I discovered an art program that will teach the boys (and me!) how to create and appreciate art. It is called Art Class by See the Light.
Art Class is a set of 9 instructional DVD’s each of which contain 4 art lessons taught by Master Artist Pat Knepley. Each lesson is about 12 minutes long. Both my 2nd grader and I enjoyed the teaching style of Pat; she speaks in a way that connects with young and old, and she makes things simple so that anyone, even a beginner, can begin to create art. Jacob was excited each day when it was time for Art Class, and he took it very seriously.
So far we have watched Volume 1. It includes:
Lesson 1: Tools of the Trade
Lesson 2: It All Starts With a Line
Lesson 3: Contours & Composition
Lesson 4: Draw What You See
Bonus! Chalk-It-Easy Chalk Art Lesson
Another wonderful benefit for the Christian homeschooler is Pat taking the time in each lesson to point the student to THE master artist, God. She connects art and the Creator in a way that makes you appreciate the gift of creativity that God gives to his children. So cool!
Watch the Art Class trailer to get a feel for how great these videos really are.
At seethelightshine.com you can also take advantage of some fantastic free resources to help your child develop their skills. Go check them out!
When you are ready to add this to your homeschool curriculum, you can purchase each of the 9 DVD’s separately or as a box set on See The Light’s great website.
We will definitely continue the Art Class series as a part of our homeschool experience, and we are excited to be able to share part of that with you! See the Light is sponsoring a giveaway of the first two Art Class DVD’s here on Trains and Tutus. Register below to enter the drawing.
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