If you homeschool art might be one subject you dread, or even skip over! Or you might have a child who excels in art and can’t get enough! Whatever your situation or attitude toward art it’s likely that online art lessons will benefit your homeschool tremendously! Here’s why!
I love art, it was always my favorite subject in school, I even took 4 art classes my senior year of high school just because I could! I’ve taught art classes at a local music and art center, led craft projects at our local co-op, and have always been the mom who doesn’t mind the mess creative kiddos make.
But I confess, I’ve slacked in regularly teaching art in our homeschool.
There isn’t a specific reason. We get caught up in making sure we’ve got everything done, run around to field trips and activities and “art class” gets pushed to the back burner. My kids tend to be creative, playing with Legos, drawing, making slime, but I know that our homeschool can benefit from actual art lessons.
What I’ve found works best for us is online art classes. We don’t have anywhere local to take art classes, I’m not quite organized enough to create them myself, and finding time can be a challenge.
**I received online art lessons from Sparketh in exchange for my honest review. I have been compensated for my time.
We love the online art lessons from Sparketh, for so many reasons! Having access to a high quality online art program can benefit your homeschool in so many ways!
#1- They fit into your schedule- With the Sparketh program everything is available all the time! Each project has a series of videos and an approximate time to complete the project! I love that we can go through and pick a project that will fit in with our day and have some fun! There is no class to get to, or schedule to keep, you can just hop online and find a great art lesson! It’s nice because if the kids want to do one or several lessons in the week you have that flexibility. If you want to start your day with art you can, or do art lessons over the weekend!
#2- They are self paced- If your child likes to take their time and really get into their art project they can pause the video for as long as needed. If your child wants to work through a bunch of beginner lessons or skip straight to the more advanced things they can! Sparketh online art lessons offers a huge variety and your child can work through them at any pace that suits them!
#3- They are great for all ages– If you’ve got a variety of ages in your homeschool you know that buying lessons or curriculum that everyone can use is a challenge! If you’re signing all your kids up for lessons or classes it can cost a small fortune! Having a program like Sparketh with one monthly fee that lets you do unlimited lessons is an awesome thing! Your children can take turns or work on the same project! For only $25 a month you’ve got art lessons covered for your whole family!
#4- You can work with the supplies you have– One thing I really like about Sparketh online art lessons is that they have a variety of mediums to work in. It’s great if you have colored pencils on hand to be able to find a lesson that uses them! Of course you’ll probably end up wanting to explore all the different art forms that Sparketh offers but you can find a lesson to go with what you have or what your child likes working with the most!
#5- It makes mom’s life easier– I don’t know about you but if I can cross something off my to-do list without having to put forth any effort that makes me a happy girl. Knowing that art is covered by high quality lessons that my boys truly benefit from is great! Having one subscription with all the options to make everyone happy and to cover all skill level is perfect. I love that as the kid’s art skills progress there are more challenging lessons to choose from!
If you want to see the benefit of online art lessons in your homeschool you can try Sparketh for free for a whole month! The trial is a great way to see these awesome lessons in action and see how much your kids love them!
Have you ever tried online art lessons in your homeschool? What benefits would you add to this list?