ARTistic Pursuits High School 9-12 Book One Review (TOS Crew Review)

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My oldest daughter is a rising 11th grader (eek!), and I have been on the lookout for a few more elective courses for her to complete during her final two years of high school.  I was blessed beyond measure when chosen to review ARTistic Pursuits High School Book One from ARTistic Pursuits, Inc.

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This program is completely comprehensive, and Melani has really enjoyed learning about the elements of art and drawing techniques.  In her own words:

“ARTistic Pursuits was an enjoyable art program to use. The lessons weren’t complex, but encouraged you to be creative with your drawing. I liked being able to go wherever I pleased to draw, whether it was outside or in the kitchen. There were good pictures and examples to go by, and the lessons advised you to either draw the example or to sketch whatever you wanted. I learned more about lines and texture and what artists see when they create pictures. All in all, it has been a fun course to do. Drawing faces is probably my biggest struggle, and the course did help give me techniques on how to go about that. For me personally, I would probably have liked a little more instruction on it, but if it isn’t difficult for you the lesson is sufficient. I also enjoyed the spiritual and historical portion of it as well. I would recommend it for a high school elective.”

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She dug right into the curriculum and began working on a few lessons each week.  The course begins with a thorough description for parents about the contents of the book.  Students then learn about the book in a few very easy to understand pages.  I was impressed by the way the course emphasized how truly observing the world around us is important for the artist as they learn various drawing techniques.  Art history lessons are peppered through the text, which I found to be important as well.

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(A few of my daughter’s completed projects.)

The short lessons are found in easy-to-use units, and Melani began to learn why certain elements such as space, line, texture, shape, form and value and important to the artist.  She has always been interested in drawing, and this course gave her the opportunity to further her skills from the comfort of home.  The supply list was very minimum, and thus far she has only needed art pencils to complete the course.  The book itself is sturdy, and I believe it will hold up to extensive use.

This program has been a superb addition to our homeschool art program!  I would highly recommend it, and would imagine that the other art programs from ARTistic Pursuits, Inc. are great, too.  I am all for any curriculum which encourages creativity without breaking the bank with a long supply list.

The High School Book One from ARTistic Pursuits, Inc. includes 92 pages and 68 lessons.  You can purchase it here for only $47.95

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Written by Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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About Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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