Review of Fine Art Pages from Classical Composers Monthly

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Today I’d love to share with you another resource we’ll be using in our homeschool this year: Fine Art Pages from Classical Composers Monthly.

So, what art will I specifically be sharing with my kids? See how long this list is–25 works of art!

Mona Lisa (da Vinci)
Starry Night (van Gogh)
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (Seurat)
The Scream (Munch)
Portrait of Dora Maar (Picasso)
Supper at Emmaus (Caravaggio)
Apple and Oranges (Cezanne)
The Great Wave (Hokusai)
The Son of Man (Magritte)
Surprised! (Rousseau)
Yellow-Red-Blue (Kandinsky)
The Maids of Honor (Velazquez)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (Vermeer)
The Kiss (Klimt)
Hunter in the Snow (Brueghel)
The Fighting Temeraire (Turner)
Dance at the Moulin de la Galette (Renoir)
The Water Lily Pond (Monet)
Self Portrait (Rembrandt)
The Arnolfini Portrait (Van Eyck)
Number 6 (Pollock)
A Bar at the Floies-Bergere (Manet)
Dancers in Blue (Degas)
Nafea Faaipoipo (Gauguin)
Ophelia (Millais)

 

Review:   At first I was a little disappointed at how simple this curriculum is. It’s one page per piece of art. But then as I thought about it, I realized that this is really all we need right now. If it were more I wouldn’t have time (or motivation) to do it. And that is exactly what Erica’s purpose is: “What if I could introduce fine art to my children simply, painlessly, inexpensively, without taking up hardly any time, and in a way that would prevent the children from resistance because they wouldn’t even realize anything was going on?”

So, I have printed out the pages and put them in a notebook. We will be using these during our morning group time (for ages 3-9). I’ll show them the art, we’ll talk about what we see, and the other info on the page: who painted it, where, when, materials and technique, where it’s located, and an interesting fact.

And I really love her idea of printing out more copies (I’ll laminate them, too) and putting them up around the house. Then I can ask the kids questions like, “Who knows what art is on the backdoor? On the bathroom wall? In the pantry? This will be fun!

So, this is very do-able. We’ll just focus on three pieces of art for a month or so. Yeah!

Be sure to go to the website because she has 3 Freebies so you can check it all out:

–Handel composer resource

–Monet artist resource

–free sample of Fine Art Pages

Fine Art Pages and the 3 Composer Collections are a great price at only $14.95 each!

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I also reviewed one of the Composer collections from Classical Composers Monthly if you’d like to read about that. I’m really excited about using this with the kids this year!

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Let me know what you think of Fine Art Pages!

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(Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links.  I purchased Fine Art Pages myself, but received the Composer collection in exchange for an honest review and will receive another composer collection after this review is posted.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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Comments

  1. Sometimes simple is just better, isn’t it? I like you idea of putting pictures around the house!

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