Art appreciation is something that’s important for our kids to learn even if it’s not required for state testing. Learning about art will make your homeschool child more well rounded, and give them a creative outlet they can enjoy outside of the classroom. There are so many ways you can teach art appreciation in your classroom even if you don’t have a lot of time! The best part is that you don’t have to be an artist either! Here is how to teach art appreciation in your homeschool classroom when you’re short on time.
Create an Art Station in your Classroom
One of the best ways to teach your children about the importance of art is to have it on hand at all times. Keep an art station in your classroom that is full of works of art your class has made, inspirational pieces, and even supplies to create their own art projects. This is one of the best ways you can show them about the importance of art by making it front and center in your classroom.
Read about Famous Artists and View their Paintings
Seeing really is believing when it comes to art. It’s not enough to hear about their lives and work, but also to be able to see the paintings that were made from them. Many artists took ideas from earlier artists and even developed entire artistic styles. Take the time to read about the artists and their work, but also don’t forget to take the time to view their beloved paintings.
Check Out Online Art Classes
Online art classes are a great way to learn more about art and also be able to learn how to create them. Seeing some of the many famous styles come to life through video or an online platform makes it feel more real. You may even be able to tour art museums online as well!
Add in Art Time into your Homeschool Schedule
Art appreciation can also be taught through the practice of art. Make time for art in your homeschool schedule and take the time to not only teach the importance of it but how to do it. Learning about surrealist art isn’t the same as picking up a paintbrush and giving it a shot! This will be a lot more enjoyable and more hands-on.
Visit art museums for field trips
Field trips are bound to happen during your homeschool year anyway. Why not take the time to visit an art museum when it’s time for a field trip! This is a great way to get out of the house and see some art at the same time! There are a ton of historic sites that feature famous artists that you can visit both in-person and online if you live far away. Don’t let lack of time stop you from seeing great works of art.
You don’t need to schedule a bunch of time in order to make time for art appreciation. These tips will make sure you always have time no matter how busy your schedule gets!