Friday, April 16, 2021

ARTisitic Pursuits, Inc. - Beginner Level, Art Core 1, Drawing with Graphite Pencils Review

Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.

The girls love art time.  We recently had the opportunity to review Beginner Level, Art Core 1, Drawing with Graphite Pencils from ARTistic Pursuits Inc..  Affordable art instruction brought to you at home!

Beginner Level, Art Core 1, Drawing with Graphite Pencils was created for 4th grade through adults.  We received the hardcover textbook with DVDs, as well as the access to the online course.  This is the part that I fell in love with.

As I log into our account, I have full access to the hardcover textbook in digital format.  The lessons can be watched, just like with the DVDs, but since our laptops do not have drives, we are not missing out on that video instruction.  I can flip to the exact lesson I want each time, or simply click on the links.  You can see an example in the above picture.

The interface is extremely user friendly, which is very important for Caty.  She can sometimes struggle with navigating websites.  The Flipping Book program really allows for easy and quick use of the textbook virtually.

Each girl can actually keep track of where she is.  I'm actually enjoying the lessons also.  I have always wanted to learn how to draw better.  Using Beginner Level, Art Core 1, Drawing with Graphite Pencils has been a relaxing addition to my week.

The textbook course includes lessons on line, space, shape, texture, value, form, animal forms, human forms, and man-made forms.

There are 9 video lessons, that you can access on either DVD or online.

Examples are included for each style.

One of my favorite ways that ARTistic Pursuits, Inc. chooses to teach art is by including other pieces of art in their lessons.  When teaching a topic, students are able to see the art form in another piece of art.  This not only introduces them to a little art museum at home, but also helps them to associate that no matter their skill level they can become a wonderful artist.  Every piece of art can be broken down into a simple design with details added.  

The supply list for 
Beginner Level, Art Core 1, Drawing with Graphite Pencils is very budget friendly also.  Basic drawing supplies that you can get from almost any big box store, or you can order the supplies from Artistic Pursuits, Inc. and just add them to your order.  ARTistic Pursuits, Inc. really does want to make it super easy to teach art in your home.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been paying for individual drawing lessons for the girls.  Some teachers have been better than others. It has been a bit of a struggle to find teachers that work with personalities, and even the expense has been far greater than the access for us to use Beginner Level, Art Core 1, Drawing with Graphite Pencils.  

I have always loved the curriculum offered by Artistic Pursuits, and recommend it to all new homeschoolers.  But didn't realize that the curriculum is now being offered online with streaming.  Something that makes it more accessible for the girls on their laptops.  We will continue using the online accessibility of ARTistic Pursuits, Inc. Beginner Level, Art Core 1, Drawing with Graphite Pencils and then continue with the other programs they offer.  

I also have added an extra group that I will be recommending ARTistic Pursuits, Inc. products too.  That includes parents and caregivers of adults with special needs.  The ease of use with this interface makes this program a great addition to their days.  

Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to review various program levels from ARTistic Pursuits, Inc.  Click on the link below to see how they used these programs in their homes and what worked best for their families.

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