How do you homeschool for art & music?
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    mamaneedham is offline Senior Member
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    Default How do you homeschool for art & music?

    After you've got the basics covered, and you've put together a solid foundation with T4L and whatever supplemental materials you've researched, how do you make sure your child is getting that all-important "well-balanced" education? Unless you're an artist, the fine and performing arts are awfully hard to homeschool!

    What's a concerned parent to do? I know T4L has a new art component that's WELL worth your perusal, but what else are you guys doing? A few of my kids are involved in a co-op of homeschoolers who perform in a play each spring, and we also participate in art classes taught by a homeschool mom we know who happens to have a degree in Art History. I've heard there are art classes and such at local museums, but they're expensive if you have multiple children to enroll.

    Please share your ideas! How can homeschoolers round out their home education programs with fine & performing arts?

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    Hi! I personally like the Charlotte Mason method for teaching the fine arts. She suggests picture study for art (I like the book series titled Come Look with Me) and listening to classical music, and learning about the composers for music. If you like that idea, I reccomend reading the book, A Chorlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola. That at least will give you the basics to that type of eduacation and you can add more to it to customize it as you see fit.
    Dee from IL
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    for 6 years....learning something new every day!

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    I'm so glad you recommended this approach. I hadn't considered Charlotte Mason in my plans, but you're so right - it makes sense, and it can certainly be accomplished by a parent who's not an artist themselves. I will definitely check out that book! Thanks for sharing!

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