ARTistic Pursuits K-3 Volume 2: Art of the Ancients

ARTistic Pursuits K-3 Volume 2: Art of the Ancients

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ISBN: 9781939394224
Grades: K-3

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This book is an insightful look at ancient art history, from art found in the caves of France to the classical art of the Roman Empire. As young learners create and respond to art of ancient cultures, they learn that there are many ways to see the world and are empowered to make choices and express ideas in new ways. Each of the twelve text lessons provide colorful illustrations, fine art, and visual instruction. Six video lessons engage learners as they absorb new information on art materials and established techniques. Lessons include projects where children work with clay, pastels, watercolor crayons, and more.

Category Description for ARTistic Pursuits K-3 (2018 Editions):

If you have previously been a fan of the ARTistic Pursuits program but felt hesitant about guiding your students through the art projects, you will appreciate this update to the curriculum, which now features video instruction of many of the projects. If you already loved the program and felt comfortable with the art projects, well, you will love the larger, crisper art reproductions, the improved photos and visuals, the lovely hardcover format, and the simplified text. The approach to teaching art is the same, and much of the content is similar when comparing the 3rd edition spiral-bound books to the new 64-page hardcover 2018 editions. Art instruction, art appreciation and art history is effortlessly blended together into a comprehensive art program that stands on its own, or, because of the more topical breakdown of topics, can be easily paired with any study of history that you choose. ARTistic Pursuits author, Brenda Ellis, plans to revise the entire program in the next several years, with the K-3 portion of the revised program available now, and new versions of the upper grade level books released in the next two years.

The 2018 series of ARTistic Pursuits for K-3 features 8 hardcover books in all, each packaged with both a Blu-ray and a DVD disc. Each volume contains 18 lessons (each with projects), designed for one semester. Twelve of the lessons feature masterpieces of art and six of the lessons feature video instruction. Although not every art project is featured on the accompanying DVD, the projects on video have been carefully chosen to introduce teacher and student to a new art medium and show techniques for working with that medium. For example, in Volume 2 the second video is on how to roll a clay slab and then create a human figure from the slab. Subsequent clay projects throughout the rest of the book utilize some of the same techniques that were taught in Lesson 3. If you need to go back to that video and relearn the technique, you can. If not, you are ready to apply the technique to the next project, especially with the helpful full-color photos of the steps of the project found in the book. Some fun additional content is also included on video, such as explanations of art terms or concepts and even visual field trips to places like clay mines (also from Volume 2). Brenda Ellis demonstrates the video projects and explains the steps as she works through them. In most of the video projects, you are looking over her shoulder to watch her hands at work. Brenda is joined by Ariel Holcomb, a fun and enthusiastic host who introduces the artistic concepts or materials at the beginning of each video.

Volume 1 lays the foundation for the K-3 program. Although examples of art masterpieces are included in this course, the emphasis is on learning to understand art and what artists do. Lessons in this volume introduce composition, color, understanding form and shape, drawing shapes, composing and drawing a still life, observation, drawing figures (people and animals), and portraits. Art media introduced includes watercolor crayons and oil pastels. Many of these lessons are similar to the first 21 lessons in the 3rd edition of ARTistic Pursuits K-3 Book One. Volumes 2-8 journey chronologically through art history from Art of the Ancients in Volume 2 to Art in America in Volume 8. Volume 8 features all new lessons and focuses on learning to draw. The


Category Description for ARTistic Pursuits:

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
K
Grade End
3
ISBN
9781939394224
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Artistic Pursuits
Weight
1.2 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.31" x 8.69" x 0.44"
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Used volume one and really liked it. This will tie in wonderfully to our history curriculum and am excited to work with it.
Danielle M on Jul 31, 2020
looked do-able
Used volume one and really liked it. This will tie in wonderfully to our history curriculum and am excited to work with it.
Danielle M on Jul 31, 2020
To use as art class while studying art history with mixed age group (k-7th).
User on Jul 27, 2020
looked do-able
Perfect Art to go with SOTW Volume 1
Lourdes on Jun 14, 2019
I saw it at a homeschool conference and it looks awesome!
Gena O on Jul 22, 2018
To use as art class while studying art history with mixed age group (k-7th).
User on Jul 27, 2020
Perfect Art to go with SOTW Volume 1
Lourdes on Jun 14, 2019
Would this work for a 4th grade student?
Jenny on May 7, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I believe it would work just fine. The lessons teach techniques and how to use different mediums. Your child then takes what they’ve learned and makes any piece of art they’re interested in making. I really like Artistic Pursuits because the artist doesn’t ask the child to try to replicate a piece of art, but allows them to use their creativity, interests, etc. to create something using the new technique and/or medium that was taught in the lesson.

Before I purchased Artistic Pursuits, I contacted the company and spoke directly with the artist in the videos. She was incredibly helpful in deciding which volumes would be appropriate for my children. She also told me after completing volumes 1 and 2 in the K-3 books, which lay the foundation, it was possible to skip around to other volumes in K-3, or even go up to the more advanced skills in the volumes for 4th-5th grade.
About how much time does each art lesson typically take to complete?
Heidi on Apr 30, 2020
ARTistic Pursuits K-3 Volume 2: Art of the Ancients
ARTistic Pursuits K-3 Volume 2: Art of the Ancients
ARTistic Pursuits K-3 Volume 1: Art for Children, Building a Visual Vocabulary
ARTistic Pursuits K-3 Volume 1: Art for Children, Building a Visual Vocabulary
BEST ANSWER: It will vary depend on the lesson and the interest of your child. Some lessons are more involved than others. Shorter lessons might be 20-30 minutes but if your student is really enjoying themselves with a more elaborate lesson, they could be immersed for an hour. It is a very well put together program and well worth the time! The art supply bundles available take a lot of the guesswork out of preparing lessons as well. I would highly recommend the whole series. We love it!
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Rated 4 out of 5
Good, but missing true instruction on how to see shapes and lines to make art.
Easy, open and go. Kids did great first two assignments but on the third- it required drawing human form. I wish there was instruction on how to draw a person leading up to that assignment. My kids gave me stick figures, that can’t exactly be painted with water colors. I expect some assignments will miss the Mark without deeper art instruction.
November 20, 2020
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