Art study is one of those things that often gets shoved to the side in our home. Every semester I set out to do better in my follow-through with our art study plans, only to later find the semester wrapping up with our family having completed only a fraction of what I had intended. (Anyone else out there with this problem? Just me?)
This semester, we took a slight detour in our regular art study plans to experiment with a different form of art appreciation, the Artist Hands-On History Activity-Pak by Homeschool in the Woods.
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And while it didn’t magically eliminate my drop-the-ball-on-art tendencies, it did provide some structure for art study this semester.
What is the Artists Activity Pak?
The Artists Activity Pak is a downloadable study consisting of lapbook activities, art project ideas (to imitate the styles and mediums of the masters), and a file folder game. It approaches the study of art through art history and the various art movements, such as Baroque, Renaissance, Impressionist, Modern, and Americana.
Let’s take a look first at the lapbook components. (For those who don’t know much about lapbook projects, they are simply cut-and-paste activities that are compiled together into a file folder.)
The lapbook projects for this activity pak include Paint Box Vocabulary (where we defined art vocabulary terms)…
…art movements and the various forms of media used by master artists…
… and an Artist Exhibition with 33 different Master Artists.
As you can see in the above photo, we’re still working on completing the details for our Artist Exhibition (which will likely take us a few years). But as we study each artist in future semesters, we can come back and fill in the details. An artist exhibition piece is included for the following artists:
The activity pak comes with step-by-step printing and assembly instructions for each project and the lapbook. It’s recommended for grades 3-8 and is available on CD-ROM or digital download.
Homeschool in the Woods offers samplers of their history studies, timeline figures, and maps. Our family tried many of the Time Travelers samples before we finally broke down and bought them. Our oldest son LOVED these studies when he was in grades 2-6, and our third son (9 years old) is now also begging to complete some new ones!
This giveaway ended on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Congratulations to Emily and Windy B., winners of the free digital download of a Fine Arts Activity Combo! They have received a digital download combo of the Art Gallery Game and Interactive Orchestra Seating Chart from Homeschool in the Woods and Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood! Learn more about the Artist Activity Pak at our post on Classical Music: Orchestra and Composer Study.
Thank you to all who entered, shared, or commented on this giveaway!
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I’m serious when I say we love these studies. We continue to find ways to work them into our schedule – either over breaks, over weekends, or on an occasional afternoon. It’s just a favorite family pastime. To see other Hands-on History Studies we’ve completed, visit:
Timelines: Studying History through the Ages
Using Homeschool in the Woods Timelines for Challenge
Artists Activity Lap Pak
Studying World War II
Composer & Orchestra Study
Homeschool in the Woods 20th Century Lap Pak
New World Explorers: Columbus and the Age of Exploration
Colonial Life: Handicrafts in History Studies
American Revolution Study
Early 19th Century Study
Civil War Study
Benjamin Franklin Unit Study (for grades K-2)
Renaissance & Reformation by Homeschool in the Woods
Middle Ages Project Passport by Homeschool in the Woods
Homeschool in the Woods New Testament Activity Pak
Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression
If you have questions about any of them, be sure to leave a comment or send me an email! We’d love to hear from you!