Art is actually a requirement that allows a lot of freedom. In the elementary grades, you are not required to have a formal art curriculumâ€“you are simply required to provide some form of art program that will expose your child to the various aspects of art.
Some choose to purchase an art course, easily available through homeschool curriculum warehouses; others choose to cover art in a more casual way.
Giving your child a variety of art experiences is actually fairly easy.
Some common art projects are listed below:
- Sketches of favorite cartoon characters, still life, landscapes, etc.
Free classes at a local craft store such as Michaels or AC Moore
Building projectsâ€“ free and low-cost classes available at Lowes, Home Depo or your local hardware store
Study a specific artistâ€“life, artistic method, etc.
Pull out the paints and have fun!
Make art an enjoyable class by finding projects that your child can be enthusiastic about.
You have a lot of freedom here--take advantage of it!