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Grade School Art 1: Romanticism and Realism

Sign up with your grade school child to bring Beauty and Appreciation into your homeschool lessons. Art history, culture, and fun art techniques are all covered. We hope to see you in class!

Total classes: 8

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 3rd to 6th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester Art

Special Notes: If you’d like to continue your study of art, you can follow this course with Grade School Art 2: Religious Art and Abstract Art in the spring semester.


An introduction to art history through the study of artists, culture, and artistic techniques. Additionally, students will learn about and apply artistic techniques to their own original creative works of art. Grade School Art Courses can be taken in any order.


1. Romanticism: What is it? (French)
2. English Romanticism
3. German and Russian Romanticism
4. American Romanticism
5. Realism: What is it? (Illusionist Realism and Naturalism)
6. Realism: Jean Francois Millet
7. Realism: Jules Breton
8. Realism: Edouard Manet

Materials and Homework

Course materials: Students will create original works of art using the medium of their choice. Suggested materials (purchase student art-quality brands): art paper (an art notebook works well), colored pencils, watercolor pencils, various markers, drawing pencils, erasers, clay, charcoal, and watercolor or acrylic paints and brushes.

Homework: Students will watch short videos, complete auto-graded quizzes, and create an art project each week. Time required: 30 min-3 hours, depending upon student interest.

Important Dates

Class dates: Mondays, October 16th to December 11, 2023 (No class Nov. 20)

Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)

Duration per class: 30 minutes (plus off camera student sharing time)

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