We recently got the opportunity to review a new concept in studying art from the Techie Homeschool Mom. Lydia was able to build an art gallery using the Famous Artists Online Unit Study - Volume 2 study. She is loving her creations.
The Famous Artists Online Unit Study - Volume 2 includes artists from more modern, twentieth century art. Students will be studying Contemporary, Folk, Pop, Abstract, Illustration, and even Optical Artists and the works they created. Artists that are studied include Famous Artists Online Unit Study - Volume 2 includes artists such as Grant Wood, Grandma Moses, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley and many more.
Famous Artists Online Unit Study - Volume 2 was created for students of all age levels and learning styles, the Techie Homeschool Mom did a wonderful job creating a safe classroom area for students to learn. And also to increase their knowledge of technology! I would suggest that this program could easily be used middle elementary on. If you child loves technology, they are good to go.
All books/videos that are needed to complete the course are linked within the classroom which creates a very user friendly format. The only thing we needed extra were a few art supplies, which we keep well stocked on anyway. But I found that there were no hard to find items on the supply list.
When you first sign into your Famous Artists Online Unit Study - Volume 2 account, all the instructions are included to get your Emaze account set up, and she even includes a template to help students get started. They could easily create their own portfolio though also, and really let their creativity flow.
There is roughly 11-12 weeks worth of material broken down into artist/theme module. Each module takes roughly 2-3 hours of total time, depending on how in-depth that you want your student to become. Included in the lesson are reading materials, links for outside research and embedded videos to watch about their art style and even life story. There are also writing prompts that you can assign your student to answer. These include research reports (made for older students) and simple comprehension and critical thinking skills questions. These questions can be completed in whatever sharing software you use, this includes Grammarly and Google Docs. The final project is a hands-on art project that the student can create using materials and style similar to the artists.
Lydia absolutely LOVES the Emaze portion of each module. Here are some photos of her art gallery:
Lydia was inspired when she learned about Bridget Riley. So she took a class in Optical Art. She hasn't stopped drawing since that lesson. She has a notebook that she carries everywhere, and just keeps doodling.
Techie Homeschool Mom has created a great and new platform for families. I have never heard of Emaze before, and we have really enjoyed the new technology that Lydia is getting to use. The modules really are multi-level and easily adaptable to kids of all learning styles and abilities. Lydia gets very frustrated with research papers, so I was easily able to leave that assignment off for her and it didn't affect her love of art. Famous Artists Online Unit Study - Volume 2 is a highly adaptable program for families.
Each module is packed full of information, and is not just a repeat of facts about each artist. The videos that she has included really make the student's think not only about that artist's life, but also the art style that they are studying. This is definitely a very budget-friendly option for homeschool parents to use for their art program.
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