Picture Study Using Art Calendars

This past summer I had the opportunity to work with a homeschool co-op making custom art and music appreciation plans for the up-coming year. They picked the artists and composers and I got to pull lots of fun ideas together for them to use as part of their weekly Fine Arts class.

Their co-op does something that I wanted to share with you because it is an awesome and inexpensive way to get art prints. They order older calendars on clearance from Calendars.com.

Georgia O'Keeffe 2012 Wall Calendar
For instance, they ordered this Georgia O’Keeffe 2012 calendar for $3.49. For that price they received twelve oversized O’Keeffe prints to use in their picture study. I used the selections to build an art appreciation plan with follow-up activities.

They ordered four different calendars for each family, one for each of the artists they will study for the school year.

M.C. Escher Evolutions 2012 Wall CalendarPaul Klee 2012 Wall Calendar
I was so inspired that I went ahead and ordered a couple of calendars for our family picture study selections this year. I ordered this Paul Klee calendar and this M.C. Escher calendar too.

I have been using the Georgia O’Keeffe calendar in my homeschool co-op classes already. I went ahead removed the prints from the binding and each one can be displayed as we study it together. The kids really like being able to have a large print to work from.

I like the convenience and the reasonable investment. I will store the prints in a big art portfolio for future use after we have finished our study.

Note: I found free shipping by doing a Google search so I was able to get the two calenders with no shipping costs.

If you have a co-op that you would like me to consider writing customized art and music appreciation plans for in the future, send me an email. I would love to help you out….it was so much fun working with the River City Homeschool Adventures from Florida.

I am not an affiliate for Calenders.com. I am passing this information along because it is something that I would have loved to have thought of doing with my boys. Such a simple idea and reasonably priced prints are always a welcome find.

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