Tuesday 28 January 2014

Art and Music Appreciation Resource Lists {Virtual Curriculum Fair}

Welcome to week four of the 2014 Virtual Curriculum Fair.  Today's topic is Seeking Beauty: the Arts and Everything that Brings Beauty to Our World---includes any of the arts, handicrafts, but really ANYTHING at all that adds beauty to your homeschool. I'm sharing on Art and Music Appriciation, both what we do and some of the curriculum that is available in the homeschool market to help you in these areas in your homeschool.

Definition of FINE ART

  1. art (as painting, sculpture, or music) concerned primarily with the creation of beautiful objects —usually used in plural b : objects of fine art 
  2. an activity requiring a fine skill
Fine Arts is a relatively new area in our homeschool and one I hope to pursue with Sir N on a more regular basis.  Each year we plan to attend a few Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presentations as well as any appropriate school's ballet.  This year I am hoping we can go to see The Nutcracker. I am still researching resources so this is an every growing list.

Our Year Ahead 

Fine Arts
  • Music Appreciation: SQUILT Vol 1 Baroque Era (Super Quiet UnInterrupted Listening Time) This is a digital product written by Mary from Homegrown Learners and covers ten pieces of music along with notebooking pages, musical term definition and musical history.
  • I will be using The World's Greatest Composers by Confessions of a Homeschooler.
  • The Classical Kids Collection Vol 1 & 2. These are produced by The Children's Group and cover the lives of eight famous composers.They are available for purchase on iTunes too.
  • Classical Composers Monthly as a supplement to whichever composer we are studying.
  • We will continue with The World's Greatest Artists Vol 1 in which we will cover eight artists.  We have already studied Monet and will continue and learn about the other seven artists in the unit.
  • We did Shipwrecked earlier in the year and really enjoyed it so we will work our way through Bible Stories by See the Light



On the WWW



Take some time this week to visit some of the other 2014 Virtual Curriculum Fair participants.

Some of these links will not be live until tomorrow due to time zone differences as these bloggers are from across the globe.

Susan has invited you all to share what you are using and add your link to the linky


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