Make A Placemat w/Free Printable To Teach Art In Your Homeschool is a fun way we get art history covered without adding one more subject. A fellow homeschooling mom shared this tip with me many years ago. She is the mom of 11 children . We were talking about time management and trying to fit in all the subjects that we think we should be teaching. I want to teach my children art. I really do BUT (isn’t there always a but) I do not know the first thing about art. Not one iota.
I took her massively brilliant idea back home to the kids and we actually did it. Ha! And it was uber easy. Is uber even a word? This is perfect for kids in general, homeschooled or not. Who doesn’t want cultured smart kids? For us Charlotte Mason people , this is perfect to go with our artist studies. Make a new one each term to go with whatever artist you are currently studying. Add in some drawing while doing fine motor or coloring in a Dover Art Masterpieces to Color: 60 Great Paintings from Botticelli to Picasso in OT and you have yourself an art credit.
Before I show you how and what I did, I must make a disclaimer. It would be an injustice to art if it was just a place mat full of pictures. I must clarify that this enhances our art studies. We use the place mats to talk about the different forms of art along with what we see. I made several that I plan to switch out on a fairly frequent basis.