I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about getting back-to-homeschool is having a well-stocked homeschool. And, while most of us are good about stocking up on paper, notebooks, and pencils, we often forget to include art supplies in our shopping.
That’s a good excuse for a giveaway, right?
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You don’t have to spend much time here to realize that we’re all about art in our homeschool, which is particularly funny since I’m soooo not-artsy. That’s led me to look for great ways to introduce my kids to art through mixed media workshops, picture books, and all kinds of art resources I’ve found online.
Since we’re all about art, we want you to be also! That’s where the giveaway comes in.
All About Art Giveaway
For this year’s Back-to-Homeschool Giveaway, I’ve opted to share some of our favorite art items. Some of these items are on our list of must-haves for homeschool art and some are just cool things to check out. We love these art goodies and think you will too! Let’s take a look at the giveaway, shall we?
Artist’s Loft Soft Pastels
My kids are all about some chalk pastels! Chalk pastels are perfect for homeschool art because they don’t require precision or incredible skill to use, but they can produce amazing results. Naturally they’re a great choice to include in our All About Art Giveaway!
Artist’s Loft Watercolor Pencils
My kiddos love using these watercolor pencils and I’m a fan also. We love working with our watercolor tubes and our pans of watercolor paints, but there are days where simplicity wins. On a busy homeschool day, it’s these watercolor pencils that make it possible to work on an art project when we don’t have time for a big mess.
Artist’s Loft Colored Pencils
I don’t know how things work in your home, but it seems like we’re always buying colored pencils. So, while you probably already have a box or two of these, we all know you could use more. 😉
XL Mixed Media Pad
We use these mixed media pads tons of different ways for art in our homeschool. I’ve mentioned before that I know I should probably have watercolor paper, sketching paper, bristol board, and all the different art paper options on hand, but most of the time we stick to these mixed media pads for our art projects.
Atmosflare 3d Pen Set
If you’ve not experimented with 3d art yet, this Atmosflare 3d Pen is a great way to get started. Not sure what you’d do with a 3d pen? Be sure to look at my tips for using a 3d pen in your homeschool.
Famous Artists Online Unit Study
Do you know my friend Beth from Techie Homeschool Mom? If not, stop by her site and take a look around. It won’t take you long to see how cool it would be to win her Famous Artists Online Unit Study. I’m super excited that she donated this… you’re going to love it!
* All About Art Giveaway *
Ready to snag these art goodies for your homeschool? Enter to win my All About Art Giveaway by using the widget below:
The winner will be posted on the widget and notified by email on August 22, 2016. Keep in mind that it’s important to use a valid email address, as in one you check frequently! If you win, but enter using an address you don’t use, I may not be able to get your goodies to you.
Now that you’ve entered our All About Art Giveaway, are you ready for more Back-to-Homeschool Giveaways? Stop by iHomeschool Network and enter to win! Grab some coffee, though. There are tons of awesome giveaways and it may take a while to enter them all!
224 thoughts on “Back to School 2016: All About Art Giveway”
We do a lot on Fridays and the weekends but science drawings are about the only art during the week. Would love to incorporate more into every subject.
I have my daughter draw while I’m reading our history
I have a bunch of notebooking pages I want to use for art. I’m hoping to do an artist per month in our morning time.
At this point, we don’t. But we plan to this year! I’ve noticed that everyone becomes much more calm and focused. Great way to start out the day!
We do notebooking for several of our subjects so the kids are always coloring or painting most days of the week. This coming year I’m going to add in and artist study and then try recreating some of the art we study.
We do projects(and History) based on great artists. We also sketch on nature walks.
Actually it’s been haphazardly incorporated up until now but this year I’m trying to make it much more intentional 🙂 We are actually a family of artists sooo it’s not like we don’t get enough art but the intentional part sometimes lacks! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great basket 🙂
We try to do Art 3 times a week, using you are an artist, artistic pursuits, and an artist study….my kiddos LOVE art.
We do lots of art and craft as my kids love it! Most of it is paper, cutting and coloring because my kids are young, but would love to try out some of these supplies!
We haven’t done much art, but I try to have them do a hands on.project for history each month. Sometimes that’s drawing a picture, sometimes writing a short book with illustrations. They’ve also made a poster with multiple illustrations. This year we are adding an art atudy to our medieval history studies and maybe using the Bob Ross DVDs to introduce them to painting.
It is very important to teach my children to draw…. it is part of creativity, individuality, self-worth, opens both right and left brain. It is part of art education in homeschooling yet it is also used in sciences, library, social studies, languages, math, reading, even in music. Drawing is awesome. It does not have to be complicated to teach. Make your own board game, work on a story picture together, make special occasion cards, make a t-shirt for each other using markers and draw pictures on them. Dream and think outside of any box that you have limited yourself to and allow your child to do the same, then add on art concepts every once in a while. From those concepts, create together
Back for a second comment & another chance ;-). I would love to get all five of my kiddos doing art at least once a week. They do draw on computer paper but I know they could be doing more!
My son is interested in animation, so we are using Blitz cartooning right now.
We use a lot of Usborne Art Books, plus my kids really like drawing and learning to draw books.
My kids have access to basic art supplies every day. When we do a certain read aloud, the kids get their coloured pencils, crayons, paints, whatever, and paint/draw/create while I read to them. Sometimes it follows the story we are reading and sometimes it’s just whatever they’re thinking about. I love it!
We have just started adding Art. My MIL has sent us Paint by numbers and other art stuff.
This would be a great addition to my homeschooling supplies. I love incorporating the arts every time I can. Draw, sing, etc. I think this helps use the part of their brains that are often ignored. Creativity is an important part of life.
The kids can create whatever they like based on the history unit we are studying!
I give my daughter free art time to explore different techniques and mediums. She also gets online to research artists and their works. She’ll attempt their style.
My daughter often asks to color with paints. I also use Usborne complete book of art ideas.
We watch Bob Ross on netflix and paint when we have time.
We are all about Bob Ross! In fact, he’s known as Uncle Bob around our home. 😉
I have a whole file of art prints I am going to rotate once I finish unpacking. I think just exposure to art is so helpful.
My kids love Art, we would be so excited to win!
We learn weekly at our homeschool group about various famous artists and mediums, etc. At home we don’t do anything formal, though my girls love to draw and tell stories through art. My husband is the artist and would love to have more time in his schedule to incorporate more formal training. In the mean time, it’s craft paper, crayons/markers/colored pencils and their brilliant imaginations! This would be a fantastic basket to win!
I start homeschooling in a couple weeks so I’m starting to look for ways to incorporate art!
To be honest, we haven’t done much art. The little we have done has been artwork for history. I am hoping to do more in our second year of homeschooling, so we will see.
We are using God and the history of Art
I have strips of paper with diffrent activites acceptable to do when they are done with their independent work. Especially when i can not get to them for the next thing. Art is one of my list. They must pull out their art drawing book or their pre planned art lessons from their other books. Art usually gets picked by each child some time in the day. We also do Drawing your way through Proverbs from Notgrass. The kids love this drawing lesson too.
My children love to paint and color and since they are young that is mostly how we incorporate art. Sadly, it stresses me out a lot since the kids are small, but I would like to bite the bullet, breathe a little more, and let them get creative and try other art projects this year. 🙂
Honestly, I do not do a lot of art with the kids although I want to.
I recently bought a couple of I Can Draw books from Usbourne and plan to incorporate them into our homeschool. My 4 yr old loves to draw and paint!
My kids are still pretty little, so we use lots of crayons, markers, colored pencils, finger paints, watercolors, etc.
We don’t have an art curriculum (although I would love to find one that fits our family), but the kids love to draw and write on their own. Every now and then we will break out the paint and markers and they will get a bit messy too.
I love to provide my kids with fun art supplies.
We love art and have begun to use our first art book that introduces artists and styles of art. I have begun a recycle box for items to use to make a recycle art project and have plans to do an example of each style of art introduced in the book as well as to introduce each artist.
We do nature journals, personal art journals, and as a crafter, I’ll be teaching him how to do all sorts of crafts and have them relate to each subject we will be working on.
Art is awesome and I’m excited to include it in homeschool this year.
I am so excited! My daughter loves art and I’m not good at it, but taking time to learn together will be awesome.
Sadly, we don’t incorporate art often enough. They’ll draw and sometimes paint, but making art a more regular thing is one of my main goals this year!
We have time set aside to do art. Coloring, sketching, water colors..
My eldest daughter is doing an art history program and my younger 3 are assigned something they must draw every morning.
I always believed that I couldn’t draw so I’ve tried to discourage that idea in my kids by telling them they can learn, anyone can learn.
We do lots of coloring and playdoh activities.
We are using Usborne Introduction to Art, Discovering Great Artist, and the MMOA Daily calendar to cover art this year.
We try to do art that goes with our history curriculum.
My little girl would rather do art then play with dolls! Thank you!
I try to incorporate art that ties in with something we are studying at the time. Anything from history, geography, science, or music.
We do art on Monday afternoons.
My daughter would absolutely love these art supplies! She is constantly drawing and really enjoys art! Thank you for an opportunity to win such an awesome set of art supplies!
My daughter is gifted at drawing and loves to do manga. My son feels inadequate compared to his sister, although his artwork is good. I have a hard time incorporating it into our homeschool because although I am careful with everyone’s feelings, it always seems to be a negative experience. 🙁
We usually do art at least two days a week and any other time we can tie it into our daily lives. My children love art.
We mostly use art as a way to focus during our read alouds. Both my girls LOVE art.
We mostly tie our art to history. But also my children do a lot of their art.
Good luck Valerie… thanks for entering! 🙂
Love this giveaway! My daughter is forever drawing and coloring!
I’m so glad, Kayla! Good luck! 🙂
I set up art projects at the table the night before and when my kids get up they work on that. they love it!
Tracy, that’s a fantastic idea! I love the thought of getting it all ready before bed!
We use art in different subjects. Not as much or extensively as I like ,looking into more of an actual art curriculum or guide to use.
Art curriculum isn’t a necessity, but it can be super helpful!
We aren’t good about doing art as a subject of it’s own, so I try to get it in by relating it to the history or geography we are doing. So far this year we did a watercolor wash with Chinese calligraphy, learned about and tried our hand on Chinese style landscape painting, learned about Ming vases and other Ming pottery, and did some wood carving.
Robin, these are incredible ideas! I love the idea for watercolor wash with calligraphy and all of the Chinese art. What a way to bring geography to life!
Up to now we use Art for Kids Hub to learn how to draw and I let my little ones (particularly my oldest, 7, who LOVES to draw & paint) be creative. This year we are starting Classical Conversations an art will be incorporated into our school in a different way and more regularly.
We are huge Art for Kids Hub fans … Rob and family are incredible!
We love art in our home! My kiddos use every opportunity they can to create something, so some days we collect pieces of nature and let that lead our creations. we also love simply painting or drawing whatever we imagine!
Isn’t it awesome how easily nature can inspire art?!?
We like to watch documentaries about artists.
Documentaries are a great way to incorporate art into homeschool!
Often, I can mix art and math, or we create art that ties in with our other studies. Thanks for a great giveaway.
Ooh, art and math… That’s a fantastic combination! 😀
We have a technical drawing book the older kids use. It really helps 2 of my boys who don’t like to color, yet I feel they need the practical aspect of it. It’s so much easier with the younger kids to do anything crafty and use various markers, paints, etc. We do incorporate some art history with our history 🙂
Those art technique books are so helpful!
I have a an art area where they can access on their own time and we have several planned activities throughout the week. Art is one of my favorite subjects to teach! We would love to win this one!!!! Thank you for the chance! Love your blog!
Aww, thanks so much, Suzanne! 🙂
I love that you have supplies accessible so that they can create on their own time. That’s a great idea!
We love to draw and paint at our house, so we incorporate art at any chance we get to keep things fun and interesting. 🙂
Good luck Diana… thanks for entering! 🙂
We incorporate art into science and history by making collages, clay models of the solar system, scale models of castles, and sunprint stationary.
We don’t include it in science as often as we should… this is a great reminder, Darlene!
My son loves art. This would make his day.
Thanks for entering, Kelly! Good luck!
We study art history in our history. We also do lots and lots or different art projects.
Art and history make a great team! 😀
We use art to relax and as a way to keep our hands busy while we listen to music or story time at the table.
Art can be a great way to keep hands busy while other things are happening!
I have 3 aspiring artists so we try to keep art supplies well stocked. They use art whenever possible, whether for relaxation, to ward off boredom, or to help concrete an idea, so it would be great to win this basket!
Good luck, Amanda! Sounds like your artists could put these items to good use!
We love to do online studies with art. Thank you for a chance to win such a great prize.
Online studies are so much fun! Be sure to check out that link to the Famous Artists Unit Study… It’s such a great resource and I’m thrilled to include it in the giveaway!
I am not artistic, but three of my kids are, so they do their own art! They use “how to draw…” books, ARTistic Pursuits, and their own lively imaginations, but currently their favorite resource is Youtube instructional videos.