World Masters Picture Study introduces fine art to your child in an easy to use format especially designed for homeschoolers! Use this in your group study time as an easily accessible way to learn about some of the greatest artists and their finest works.
Charlotte Mason believed Picture Study was an important part of a child’s education.
“Children from age 6 should not only be encouraged to create art, but to appreciate it also. Children will develop a comfortable fondness with what they get used to seeing and this is why we encourage children to look at excellent art… We cannot measure the influence that one or another artist has upon the child’s sense of beauty, upon his power of seeing, as in a picture, the common sights of life; he is enriched more than we know in having really looked at even a single picture. It is a mistake to think that colour is quite necessary to children in their art studies. They find colour in many places, and are content, for the time, with form and feeling in their pictures.” – Charlotte Mason
Selection Of Artwork
The art works have been set out in historical periods, with painters from the 16th century to the 20th. Charlotte Mason believed that you should focus on one artist at a time and get to know their style and several of their works. There are at least two works from each artist.
To complete this study in a year you may like to study 4 artists (8 pictures) per term.
- Da Vinci
- Pieter Brueghel the Elder
- Van Gogh
Using Picture Study In Your Homeschool
Four Easy Steps
- Select an art work from one of our pages, read the provided details and facts, then, pin up and display for the week!
- Have your children study the work for around 5 minutes. Remind them to look for all the little details.
- Now remove the painting and have them describe the picture for you.
- If you want to spend a little more time see if they can reproduce the work (from memory) as a sketch. This is a fun family activity!