I am a collector of art books…which really gave rise to the whole idea of Harmony Fine Arts. There were just so many wonderful resources to share and organize into a complete art program.
The How Artists See series from Abbeville Press is one of my favorites. Every single book is filled with wonderful artwork based on a theme….elements, families, heroes, animals, etc.
How Artists See….
Harmony Fine Arts Grade 3 uses the How Artists See – The Elements in Option 2 as a supplement to picture study. Every time I crack open this book I learn something new and see something new in the paintings found on the pages. Well, that is true about every book in the series.
My local library has this series of art books on their shelves so look for them at your library. You will not be disappointed and your children will enjoy a good sit on the sofa with you, paging through the masterpieces together.
Each two-page spread has the painting (or artwork) and then a narrative about the artwork as well as questions to use to go a little further. This makes it super easy to not only enjoy interesting pieces of art but also to be able to have your child narrate their thoughts with little trouble. In the back of the book there are short child-size biographies for the artists covered in the book. There is also a section that tells you where you may be able to see other artwork by the artist near you.
I highly recommend this series of art books for your family.
Harmony Fine Arts Grade 3 is a wonderful addition to your late Renaissance to early modern history plans and will be appropriate for children in grades 1-4.