Todays’ review is for something super fun- Home Art Studio, a DVD based art curriculum for elementary school. This is one of those programs that I have eyed for years, but never did purchase for one reason or another. I really wish I had picked it up much sooner- Spoiler Alert- Bug totally loved this program, and I do too. For this review, we were sent the Third Grade DVD and the Art Supplies Set from Jerry’s Artorama.
How it works
In our home, art time with HAS is super easy. I have Bug sit down the DVD, and I have him pick a project that is appealing to him in the moment. I have him watch the complete lesson first, and then if he still wants to do the project, I have him round up his supplies. Having the set from Jerry’s Artorama made it very simple for him to round up everything he needed on his own, and just roll with it.
This is a sample lesson from the DVD- each lesson is pretty short and sweet, but it is reaching real techniques. Bug did his lessons with his remote in hand, so he could pause the lessons in between each step and take his time on the projects.
The DVD includes 16 projects, all of them in this format. Some are seasonal, some can be used at any point in time. The DVDs also include PDF lesson plans if you’d like to teach the lesson instead of relying on the DVD.
Bug has been having an amazing time with Home Art Studio. I am really enjoying how independent the program is for us. I feel like I always have something on my plate, and I am embarrassed to admit that art tends to get the shaft, no matter how much I love it. This program makes it easy for him to explore art while I do whatever it is that I have to do. I can encourage him and watch him and cheer him on, without having to work on lesson plans or do any of the “hard stuff.”
The step by step lessons are really easy for him to follow. He’s 9, and doesn’t have any trouble at all pausing the program when he needs to work. I do think that watching the lesson all the way through before starting is an important step. My kiddo is king at skipping steps just because he doesn’t think they are important, and seeing the big picture before he starts has really helped his tendency to rush and skip ahead. Doing the lesson step by step with the video reinforces the process.
I only have one complaint about this program, and it’s that I want MORE! The projects are so much fun, but Bug has been flying through the DVD, and he probably will complete all the lessons before the summer is over. I’m going to need to grab the next level up for the fall! All the lessons are high quality and appealing, and the DVD is absolutely worth the cost.Overall, this program is a total win for our family!
My four year old daughter loves art. Today at the spray park her request was to do a craft!
My oldest is definitely the art lover!
my daughter loves art the most. she will draw, paint, color, sculpt, cut, every day!
My 5 year old son loves art the most but my 9 year old son also enjoys art.
My daughter loves art so much.
My middle son loves art the most. He is always doodling something! I think it’s neat since i’m not at all artistic!
This looks so cool. I want to create art with my kids. Why should they have all the fun. The dishes can wait. 🙂
I am art challenged… this would be awesome for my kiddos who are both art inclined… 🙂
My six year old daughter loves art. She wants to be an artist-nurse when she grows up:)
My daughter loves art
I have one son and it’s my hope to get him to like art. So far he doesn’t like to get his fingers sticky with anything.
All three of my boys are very creative but my youngest I would have to say is the most artsy of them all!
I only teach my grandson right now, and I struggle with art projects at times. This looks like a wonderful resource!
My daughter absolutely loves art!
I have 3 left at home (17, 13, and 8) and they ALL love art of different forms.
My 9 year old could do arts and crafts all day long! I’ve always wanted a curriculum to guide her!
So far, all of my boys love art. It’s one of the few things they are calm for!
My 5 year old loves art the most! She always carries a notebook to record her thoughts!
My son has always loved art, ever since he was a toddler. He is so creative. Art can be incorporated into any school subject. I would love to ensure that he gets time during his homeschool schedule to do art every week, if not several times a week (time permitting).
All three of my kids like art, but my oldest (8yo) loves it the most. He spends a lot of his free time drawing or trying out art projects from various art books we have lying around. I’m sure he’d really enjoy these DVD lessons.
My 9 year old daughter loves art. This would be such a great resource for us. Thank you for the giveaway.
Child #2 is my BIG artist (and inspiring child #3 and #4). He actually has plans to be an animator.
Thanks for writing about this series and for the giveaway.
The 8 yo and the 3 yo are my artists.
The HomeArtStudio looks like so much fun, along with being educational! My daughter Shayla would love, love this! She is a very creative girl and loves art. Thank you for sharing this!
well i only have one so i guess him although it’s def not his favorite. i think these dvds would help inspire some creativity
My 7 year old daughter!! My son is 23. Lol!
My daughter is the one who absolutely loves art. My son does like it as well. My son actually has a gift he doesn’t know he has yet. Going to build off it this summer more.