Friday, June 5, 2020

ARTistic Pursuits - Middle School 6-8 Book One - The Elements of Art and Composition Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

We are HUGE fans of art and drawing. So I was excited to get a chance to review ARTistic Pursuits, Middle School 6-8 Book One, The Elements of Art and Composition.   

Art can be so many things.  It can help a person express their personality.  It can tell a story.  It can be used for advertising.  Art is really all around us.  Caty and Lydia loves to work on art projects and drawing.  With all the craziness of the pandemic, they missed out finishing their in-class class they were taking in drawing.  Middle School 6-8 Book One, The Elements of Art and Composition has filled that void they were missing out on.  And their drawing has continued to flourish with it's help.

The supplies needed for most projects are pretty simple and straightforward.  The Middle School 6-8 Book One, The Elements of Art and Composition strictly focuses on drawing.  Simple materials of drawing pencils, ink, brushes, paper, erasers, The elements of space, line, adding texture, balance, symmetry, asymmetry, space with depth, perspective, and proportion are topics that are covered throughout each of the lessons.

Lessons encourage creativity and really looking at the world around you are. Using observational skills.

Other elements of art are explored, including art history and artist studies.  Students really dig into and look at artists and art culture as they are working on their drawing.

Scattered throughout the lessons is information on how to use what could be new to them art supplies.  Such as using a graphite pencil.  Or painting with ink. These are new mediums for many students.  These materials are not your standard No 2 pencil, and ARTistic Pursuits wants to make sure students feel confident using these items.

Each lesson does have an assigned project.  Reference materials are suggested for the student to look to when working on their assignment.

Caty is sketching all the time now.  She also has a new love of adding ink to her drawings.  She requested a special ink art pen, because she said the brush wasn't fine enough to add details.

The girls are really enjoying working through the Middle School 6-8 Book One - The Elements of Art and Composition.  I am very happy with all the creativity that it has encouraged for them.  And if you have kids on the spectrum, you know that they sometimes find it difficult to be as creative as other kids their age.  

If you are looking for a budget friendly option for art lessons, you need to check out all the materials that ARTistic Pursuits has to offer.  They have a wonderful selection of materials from Pre-school through high school.  Materials that you can use with all your children.  Definitely a money saver when you can reuse materials.

Still not sure if ARTistic Pursuits will be a fit for your family, visit their blog and check out some free video lessons for beginning drawing for students.  This is a special 16 week summer series!!

If you are more of a parent (like me) that does not like to wait for the mail, ARTistic Pursuits now offers online classes.  They have all of their K-3 level books available as online courses.  

Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to review products from ARTistic Pursuits. Click on the link below to see what products they used and how they used them in their homes.

Art Through The Ages & Art for Children {Artistic Pursuits Inc. Reviews}


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