|The projects turn out lovely every time.|
What I also found very pleasing was the versatility with which it can be used, which is a real plus for homeschoolers. Here are 3 ways I have used Meet the Masters:
1. As written with my homeschool.It can be used with any homeschool for your main art curriculum. In this case I would use only one or two tracks for the whole year, adapting the age level if needed, for my student/s. I would probably break the lessons down into three parts and use it for an hour a week. Then after three weeks start a new lesson. The curriculum is designed as three easy steps:
- Art Appreciation- Slideshow
- Art Techniques
- Art Activity
|Each project uses different mediums and a variety of skills.|
It would work perfectly for homeschools which have a 3 weeks on and 1 week off rotation. I like focusing on one artist a month.
2. In a co-op setting.Did you know that you can purchase license to use Meet the Masters in a co-op setting by adding other homeschool families for just 5$ per family? I recently hosted a co-op in my home which was a great success. We used the program as a 3 week summer program in which we taught the full 3 part lesson over a two hour session. It worked out very well this way as well. I was impressed how it kept the kids' attention for two hours and more!
A third way I have yet to explore but am so looking forward to it.
3. To add to or supplement unit studies.In the spring we will be doing a unit study on Venice using the book Vendela in Venice. We haven't used our lesson from Track F yet on Leonardo DaVinci , so it will supplement the study and be the art component of the unit study I am putting together. One of the wonderful things about Meet the Masters is how well done the artist's biography and work selections are. Your student doesn't just look at the artwork the artist created, rather they learn to see art with an artist's eye and with what contributions they have made to art historically.
I can highly recommend this award winning program! Read my FULL Review on Meet the Masters @ The Curriculum Choice.
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