Wednesday, March 23, 2011

TOS Homeschool Crew Review~~Artistic Pursuits

I was very excited when I found out we were chosen to review this.  We have heard so much about it. 


This is just one of their books.  Different books cover Preschool all the way to 12th grade.  The book we were given can be purchased from their website for $42.95.

Each topic in the lesson is explored in four different ways: Building a Visual Vocabulary, American Art Appreciation and History, Techniques and Application.

They suggest you do two classes a week for an hour at a time.  We did spend more time on the lessons.  We would discuss in depth the different types of art work covered.

This is by far the BEST art curriculum we have used.  I liked the fact that the book is written to the student.  There is not much teacher involvement at all, since we already had the supplies they suggested we did not have to purchase anything further.  But for those of you that do not have art supplies you can purchase them for use with this.  That is it.  Your child will do the rest.  Our son Andrew loves art.  Since my grandfather was an artist we used many of his paintings and drawings as extra sources. 

Andrew was working on his lesson about shading.  He really enjoyed the lessons,he said they were pretty easy to follow.  The hardest part for him was actually finishing the drawings....he is a perfectionist when it comes to his art work.

He also loves that this can be done by himself.  He does much better at the self directed learning than me teaching lessons to him.

I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a complete art curriculum.  We will defiantly be continuing with this one.

This is his finished mug drawing.  I think he did a great job!  He is such a critic of his work.

This was my favorite of all his drawings.  I love how this curriculum is not only teaching him not only how to improve his drawing but art history as well.

To see what my other crew mates are saying go on over to TOS Homeschool Crew Blog.

**I recieved this book free in exchange for my honest review.**

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