Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin is a fun read-aloud by favorite author Marguerite Henry.
What a great series! Stories Picture Tell by Flora L. Carpenter offers an easy way to cover art each year for eight years! These free eBooks encompass an entire art appreciation course that makes it easy to add this discipline to an already crowded schedule. Each book in the series covers one piece of artwork […]
The Science of Drawing: Being a Progressive Series of the Characteristic Forms of Nature by Frank Howard is a series of drawing instruction titles that focus on trees, animals, and the human form. You can read our review and find links to the first part: The Science of Drawing: Trees. Also in the public domain […]
The Science of Drawing: Being a Progressive Series of the Characteristic Forms of Nature by Frank Howard is a series of drawing instruction titles that focus on trees, animals, and the human form. The first two parts are in the public domain. The first part is The Science of Drawing: Trees. The book begins by […]
Covering art appreciation without breaking the school-time budget.
Discovering Great Artists can be the basis for designing your own art program or a supplemental addition.
Here is a very well-written biography of Leonardo da Vinci that goes nicely with our free unit study. Leonardo da Vinci, Pathfinder of Science written by Henry Sampson Gillette is part of the Immortals of Science series published by Franklin Watts. Told in story form, this is a great read aloud or early introduction to […]
The Bayeux Tapestry is a 230-ft. work of embroidery that tells the story of the Norman Conquest of England. Historian John Collingwood Bruce wrote The Bayeux Tapestry Elucidated to fill a void he perceived: When the Society of Antiquaries published the beautiful copy of the Bayeux Tapestry, made, at their request, by Mr. Charles Stothard, […]
Here is a beautiful resource from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Picturing America is a 130-page Teacher’s Resource book with 20 lessons that explore America through art. Picturing America: …offers a way to understand the history of America — its diverse people and places, its travails and triumphs — through some of our greatest […]
Here is a summer fun activity with purpose: create a photographic summer wrap-up collage! Have your child take digital pictures of those things he most enjoyed during the summer. The pictures can be of souvenirs, keepsakes, collections, places, or other reminders. Another option is to collect photos from online sources. For example, if your child’s […]
Augsburg’s Drawing was a “three book system designed to teach form and color in the public schools” published in the early 1900s. The drawing instruction series included a teachers’ handbook to be used to teach first through third graders drawing and color, a textbook for students in fourth through eighth grades, and finally a complete […]
Each year Jan Brett offers a free calendar download, usually based on one of her latest books. This year’s calendar is based on her book The Turnip, a fun twist on a Russian folktale about a family’s efforts to pull up an enormous turnip. To use the calendar, just print the beautiful artwork pieces for […]