ARTistic Pursuits Middle School 6-8 Bk One 3E

ARTistic Pursuits Middle School 6-8 Bk One 3E

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ISBN: 9781939394064
Grades: 6-8

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Once in a great while you will come across an art program that is so easy-to-use, open-ended, and brimming with all sorts of exciting possibilities that you just want to use it yourself. This was certainly the case with ARTistic Pursuits when I first reviewed it. The basic philosophy of ARTistic Pursuits is to combine what it defines as the four essential areas, or categories, of art into a short, easily manageable and flexible lesson. The first category is Elements of Art, or "what art is made of" which include what we would think of as the basics of the actual drawing (line, shape, color, etc.). The next is Composition, or "how art is arranged" (balance, proportion, space), third is Media (variation), and finally, History (becoming familiar with different artists, styles, and periods). This seems like a lot to cover in one program, but ARTistic Pursuits does it surprisingly well and very naturally. The early elementary (K-3) level covers these same four areas in each lesson, but in a less in-depth and more informal manner. The whole series has been revised for 2013, and each volume now features 36 lessons (previously 32). You'll notice a slight shift in grade levels (books previously





Primary Subject
Art/Crafts
Grade Start
6
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781939394064
Author
Brenda Ellis
Format
Comb Bound Book
Brand Name
Artistic Pursuits
Weight
1.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.0" x 0.75"
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Liked the previous volumes
Aprilleigh L on Sep 24, 2019
I checked out a homeschool review website to find some good homeschool art curriculum. She suggested Artistic Pursuits so I ordered it. I like that it includes art history along with learning the technique that goes with the artists she'll be studying. She specifically asked to study art history this year but she loves art anyway. So she's fine learning new technique or brushing up on skills she already has.
Tonia W on Aug 14, 2019
Liked the previous volumes
Aprilleigh L on Sep 24, 2019
My son had this when he was in public school and really liked it. It is thorough and works for him
April C on Aug 16, 2019
I checked out a homeschool review website to find some good homeschool art curriculum. She suggested Artistic Pursuits so I ordered it. I like that it includes art history along with learning the technique that goes with the artists she'll be studying. She specifically asked to study art history this year but she loves art anyway. So she's fine learning new technique or brushing up on skills she already has.
Tonia W on Aug 14, 2019
I've been using this curriculum for years and we love it!
Angela D on Mar 13, 2019
Description in catalog made it seem like it would meet out needs for an art curriculum.
Jill W on Jul 23, 2018
My daughter already enjoys art. She reviewed this curriculum and was very impressed.
Kristy G on Jun 8, 2018
Was in need of art curriculum book that was incremental
Rosa A on Feb 25, 2018
Heard this was an awesome and thorough art program!
Reena M on Oct 4, 2017
Based on Cathy Duffy review.
Maggie D on Sep 12, 2017
We used this program when my kids were younger and they loved it!
Faith P on Aug 19, 2017
Makes art composition understandable and is meant to be used as a self-study
Deanna P on Jun 27, 2017
My 8th grader has chosen art as her elective this year.
Michelle O on Jun 20, 2017
I chose this because my kids enjoyed book 2 Color and Composition.
Sonya B on May 8, 2017
potential art program for next year - want to see the book
Tara G on May 4, 2017
have used it before
Deborah B on Apr 25, 2017
"Artistic Pursuits combines history with art skills. This program inclusive of the many skills used in art! I found this program to be excellent for our kids."
Anna M on Feb 11, 2017
Recommended by other homeschool parents.
Donna R on Oct 23, 2016
Middle school art is a subject that we are all excited about. I am hoping that this will give art some structure.
Aimee W on Aug 29, 2016
For homeschool class
Elaine I on Mar 30, 2016
Great curriculum for students who need to learn art on their own!
Virginia M on Mar 16, 2016
My son had this when he was in public school and really liked it. It is thorough and works for him
April C on Aug 16, 2019
I've been using this curriculum for years and we love it!
Angela D on Mar 13, 2019
Do you need a separate book for each child?
User on Dec 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You do not need a separate book for each student. I had two students sit together to read the lesson, and then they worked on the project. You could just as easily have one child do the lesson and then the next child. After the short lesson and project description is read, the book is just needed as a reference.
Where should I start with Artistic pursuits for a 7th grader?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My son had completed Life Pac Drawing Basics with Thomas Kinkaid during 7th grade. I could see the benefit of learning different techniques with shading and texture, etc. He loves to draw and was happy to learn ways to enhance his artwork. Now, I knew that I wanted him to continue learning, but there wasn't more options in that particular curriculum. I purchased this book and couldn't be more happy. I chose Middle School, 6-8 Book One for my 8th grader. Even if he hadn't completed the Drawing Basics previously, this would've been a great place to start. Simple lessons and he enjoys learning new techniques. He incorporates what he has learned into his drawings. I can really see the difference.
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July 15, 2018
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over 2 years ago
Functional and Enjoyable
I struggled choosing an art curriculum for my son, but decided this book was worth the cost. And after using it, he really likes it. My son loves to draw and has learned new techniques using pencils that have opened up a new door for him. The lessons are easy and like I said, he is learning new techniques.
November 5, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago

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