Online Art Classes
Homeschool Review Crew
I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. I’m not an art person. Drawing is not my strong point at all! In fact, I’m horrible at it! That’s why I’m so thankful for reviewing these online art classes from ArtAchieve. We received the Entire Level 1 online subscription.
An entire Level of online art classes for my kids to use. Level 1 is geared towards ages 5 and up or people with little to no background in drawing. This would be me! And this also encompasses all but one of my school age children. My three year old is able to do some of these as well even though she is under the age level. She’s also not the best at it, but it’s the fact she tries that is the best!
I do want to mention that some of the lessons will also list individual age ranks and such. So for the level one Owl lesson it says for 2nd grade and up.
About the Program
ArtAchieve offers four levels to their online art classes. They are progressive so Level 1 is the easiest and Level IV is the hardest. The art supplies needed are easy to obtain and don’t cost large amounts. Classes are easy to follow and explained well online.
Some of the lessons contain what is called a Cross-Curricular Connections. This is additional information that can be used to learn about the object of the drawing lesson. Such fun! It allows you to add in and make this a unit study almost. Literature, history, geography, and music are included in most of these. As a Charlotte Mason and unit study loving homeschool mom I’m all for these!
Our favorite lesson would have to be the Welsh sheep because we loved all the extras and using this as a unit study. Plus, we raise sheep so it was close to home for us too.
Though our favorite was the sheep we really enjoyed all the Cross Curricular Connections included with the Owl lesson. Owls are so fun to learn about and now we can’t wait to the weather to warm up and stop raining so we can go look at them up close!
My kids love arts and crafts time. Even though they love it, it’s still something that I struggle with getting into our days. Mainly because I’m not good at it and it’s messy. Thankfully these online art classes don’t require a lot of clean up or prep work.
As you can see from our attempts at the lessons my kids think it’s great fun! I love watching them learn about art and growing in their art skills.
I enjoyed that he says to be silent while you draw. Also that it’s okay not to like everything you’ve done. To me this teaches that if it’s worth doing it’s worth doing well and also that no one is perfect all day everyday. I love being able to teach some life lessons during school.
My youngest who worked on this program is 3. Obviously, she did not do these correctly or even close to correct. But she had fun and she is learning about lines and curves while using the program. Also history! And music appreciation are amazing things to be learning at age 3.
If you’d like to learn more about the other levels of the program or what other reviewers of Level 1 thought hop over to the link up on the Main Homeschool Review Crew blog. All the reviewers are linking up their reviews there and indicating which level it is so that it’s easier to tell which might interest you. You can also find ArtAchieve on facebook, twitter, pinterest, google +, and instagram.