When my oldest was very young, she did not like to color. She didn’t really like to paint either. I even had difficulty encouraging her to just draw. Perhaps she is just too much like me. I’ve always wanted to be able to draw or paint. It isn’t something that comes naturally to me. I don’t know how to make my hands draw the lines that my eyes see. Because this is a weakness for me, I’ve had difficulty including art instruction in my home school.
For the past few weeks, BooBear (age 16) and Turtlegirl (age 14)have had the opportunity to use Artistic Pursuits High School Book 2. This books covers color and composition. It is not necessary to have completed book 1. Brenda Ellis writes the lessons directly to the student, making this an ideal program for independent study. This book retails for $42.95. For a complete description of the book and to see a lesson visit the High School Book 2 page of the Artistic Pursuits website. For US Orders you can order directly from Artistic Pursuits. For international orders, you can order this book directly from Artistic Pursuits or you can check here to find a local retail store.
The book contains all the instruction you need to complete the course, however, you will need to purchase supplies such as watercolors, paper and brushes. Although not necessary to purchase these from the publisher directly, Artistic Pursuits has made it convenient by providing kits for each book including the Sr High Book 2 Color and Composition. You can find information about art supplies here. Click here for the specific page for the Sr High Book 2 supply pack directly from Artistic Pursuits.
Thoughts from BooBear: “I like how it is set up in Units with lessons. I really enjoyed the small lessons because they allow you to process the information. I also like how they have a painting by a famous artist and talk about it in one lesson of every unit. They even include quotes from modern artists. I was never really into art before I used this program. Now I want to do more with art.”
Thoughts from Turtlegirl: “I really like it. It helped me to finally understand color. It has also inspired me to experiment. I enjoy the projects. The lessons are simple and easy to comprehend. I like the way it is set up. I like that they sometimes include pictures from previous students. I recommend the program for anybody who wants to learn how to paint.”
The TOS Crew reviewed the different books/levels of Artistic Pursuits from Preschool to High School. Click on the banner below to read what my fellow crew mates had to say about Artistic Pursuits. All information is correct and accurate as of the date of this review.
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