My children love to do art in our homeschool. You can find them doing it most every afternoon! They love to draw, and paint and chalk and craft and watch videos on anything that is art related. They picked all of this up on their own, since I do not have an artistic bone in my body. Yet I am always looking for things to help teach them more about art.
I have always enjoyed giving them the freedom to be creative, and try whatever they would like. We are constantly making trips to the craft store for new mediums and things to try out for fun. As they are getting older, I realized that we have never done a formal art study. I am fine with that, though I have been nervous they would be missing out on some solid concepts like a basic introduction.
One of these concepts that is important to learn is about the elements of art and learning how all the colors come together like what is shown in a color wheel. Thankfully, there are many wonderful, free printables and lessons so you don’t need to buy a formal art curriculum to learn these things at home.
You are going to love all these wonderful FREE Elements of Art and Color Wheel Printables and Worksheets:
Elements of Art Printables and Worksheets
Julianna Kunstler has a free art program with lesson plans, individual units, worksheets and more. You may enjoy the Lesson Plans for Beginners Part 1 that introduces and covers the different Elements of Art.
The Formal Elements of Art for Kids Printable Book and Worksheets – Kitchen Table Classroom – this is an amazing resource, and a great introductory formal lesson to art and was just what I was looking for.
The Color Wheel Printables and Worksheets
Learn about Color Symbolism with this FREE Color Symbolism in World Flags Notebooking Unit – this is a fun way to teach your children about the way that colors and symbols have been used in world flags. They will learn what is special about each flag and what is represented on them, while keeping track of it in their own notebook. They can even color the flags following the key in the unit.
Here are some fun color wheels, books and games:
The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color: Activities, Stickers, Poster & More
Color Wheel Childrens ColorsaurusC.R. Gibson Color Wheel Bingo Puzzle Game for Kids, 5pHow the Crayons Saved the RainbowCrystal CRP7230 Large Student Color Wheel, Cardstock, MultiTot Talk Color Like an Artist Educational Placemat for Kids, Washable and Long-Lasting
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!