ARTistic Pursuits K-3 Vol. 2 {Review}

It seems like it was just a few weeks ago when we were reviewing Book 1 An Introduction to the Visual Arts from the ARTistic Pursuits art curriculum books and we gladly invested in the Preschool book The Way They See It as well. When an opportunity came up to review Early Elementary K-3, Book 2: Stories of Artists and Their Art I knew I wanted that opportunity! Several years ago through a homeschool conference I discovered ARTistic Pursuits and the program was recommended by my SisterL as well. Last year through our own experiences we knew this was a program that we wanted to continue. What is ARTistic Pursuits? ARTistic Pursuits is written by a homeschooling family, for homeschoolers, but could easily adapt to a classroom or co-op setting. It is a program full of hands-on experience and art appreciation from famous works of art. Each segment or lesson provides. . .

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DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN by Betty Edwards

For more than 30 years, DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN has been a cornerstone text for artists working at all levels—whether professionally, academically, or as a hobby. But now, this New York Times’ bestseller can be used to teach your children, too!

In DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN: The Definitive Fourth Edition (Tarcher/Penguin, on sale April 2012), Edwards adds an entirely new section on developing artistic skill in childhood, beginning with infant scribbling through critical development milestones that influences children’s perception and how they apply that through drawing.

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