Teaching Fine Arts

When Your Child has a Passion for Art

Teaching Fine Arts in Homeschool | Great Peace Academy

Teaching fine arts comes easy for me even though I’m not very artistic. Why? You may ask. Because it comes very easy to my son. He draws all day long. He hums all day long. He has a heart for rhythm and music and a passion for art. So any program I choose or anytime I add it to his lesson plans he jumps to it like a frog to water. 

Because I am using materials I love in the fine arts instruction in our homeschool I’ll be sharing ad links to affiliate products in this post for your consideration.

How I Teach Art

This year I am using A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels from Southern Hodgepodge for art.A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels


I wanted to introduce Jonathan to a medium that I happen to love. He likes chalk but his favorite medium is colored pencil. Here are some examples of the work that he has done this year.

 Art in Homeschool

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And while you are there be sure to take a look at the Sharks Chalk Pastels, it’s a great way to get your boys interested in art. 

How I Teach Music

For music, I am using SQUILT Vol. 1.
This was written by a homeschooling mom for homeschooling moms and is simple to use. Yet it teaches about composers and their pieces. Encourages a bit of research, and imagination while still teaching about rhythm, instrumentation and dynamics. This program is truly built on guiding students to a true appreciation for music. Additionally, he has taken piano lessons for 5 years now and next week will begin voice lessons as well.

Music in Homeschool
I schedule art on Wednesdays and music on Tuesdays which is the same day that we have piano lesson and voice lessons. So I feel it allows him to immerse himself into music.

What are your favorite materials for teaching fine arts in your homeschool?
Renée at Great Peace Academy
Be sure to hop over to iHN to join my friends this week and see how they teach history in their homeschools.


4 Replies to “Teaching Fine Arts

  1. Renee — what an awesome “Draw What You Hear” sheet! My son saw it and was quite impressed, too! Thanks for the shoutout for SQUILT — I’m so glad you like it.

    AND…. all of Tricia’s chalk tutorials are wonderful. Our favorite is Angry Birds!

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