Are you looking for a way to go deeper with art appreciation that’s sequential, relatable, and EASY? Daily Art has got you covered! This done-for-you, straight-to-your-inbox program combines the ease of Fine Art Pages with the power of video-based learning, all in a very simple format.
Presented in chronological order, your family will get to know Renaissance artists (including women!) and their work thanks to carefully curated youtube videos that include:
- biographical information
- art analysis often taking place within famous museums around the world
- historical perspective
- coordinating art projects
- and more!
These will come to you in an email each weekday for 15 weeks. View it on your phone, tablet, or computer. All you have to do is click over to youtube to watch and learn!
Additionally, during each artist study you’ll also have coordinating Fine Art Pages to display in your home. US residents will receive a printed and shipped-to-you bundle of Fine Art Pages, and those with non-US addresses will receive the PDF files so you can print at home or locally.
For those of you that want to take your artist study even farther, you’ll have access to our special Bonus materials that will make it easy for you to expand your studies for more learning, or even for your high schooler to earn art appreciation credit!
Bonus: My Artist Study Notebook
My Artist Study Notebook includes 50 printable pages to help you get more mileage out of your Daily Art program!
- color-your-own notebook covers
- notebooking pages for kids from pre-readers to high school to write about the artists and/or their work
- pages to catalog the art you’ve looked at, make observations, and tell how you felt about it
- creative writing project template
- pages to keep track of time spent in this program toward high school credit
- maps to identify where the artists lived
- pages to draw your own art
- and more!
Bonus: Penmanship & Copywork
Learning about an artist and seeing their work is an interesting and often insightful journey. Getting to hear their voice in our minds as we read their own comments and insights about art adds another valuable layer and helps bring the actual personhood of the artist to life.
Thought there are just a few artists with recorded comments about art from the Renaissance time period, I believe we can learn and gain insight and appreciation from the quotes that we have gathered here. The comments about the interconnectedness of other forms of art and learning are especially apt for homeschool families.
This collection of quotes from Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, and Michelangelo are presented in four different formats in this PDF download: Print practice, Cursive practice, D’Nealian Manuscript Practice, or copywork.
Included as a FREE BONUS with your enrollment in Daily Art: Renaissance!
Can I see a sample?
Here are links to a week of Daily Art to give you an idea of what it’s like. Of course, the videos vary depending on the artist and what was available, but generally this is the structure:
Day 1: Introduction to the artist, reminder about what Fine Art Pages to have up, and at least one video. Also, I normally give advance notice for upcoming art projects so parents can prepare for that. Click for Day 1.
Day 2-4: Art analysis. Email normally features a picture of the work of art we will be learning about in the video. Nudity will be mentioned ahead of time for parents to preview. I continue with advance notice for upcoming art projects.
Day 5: With some artists (but not all) we have a coordinating art project to do! Click for Day 5
Some artists have no nudity in the materials we use, others do. This week gives you a good example of how I handle this issue.
I have aimed to keep the program free of any sensual nudity. However, classical form nudity is sometimes included, and parents will get a warning with time stamp so they can preview. I’ve done a lot of previewing videos to find ones that have as little nudity as possible, while offering educational value.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which artists are included in the Daily Art: Renaissance program?
- van Eyck
- Da Vinci
- Sofonisba Anguissola
- Lavinia Fontana
- Barbara Longhi
- Fede Galizia
What age group is the Daily Art Appreciation useful for? I think kids that are perhaps 10 and older will get the most out of Daily Art. There are some videos that are geared toward younger children, and then a lot that upper elementary, middle school, and high school will appreciate. That being said, each age can get their own level of good out of the program, and I think families with a mix of ages will find that you can adapt it pretty well for your children. The bonus Artist Study Notebook also has great resources that can work for all ages!
How is nudity handled in this program? I aim to keep the nudity to a minimum, while also staying true to the subject matter. Sensual nudity is avoided. Classical form nudity is sometimes included. Parents are given advance warning with time stamps for videos that include nudity so they can preview and determine appropriateness for your own family.
Where do the videos come from? YouTube video content has been curated by Enrichment Studies owner Erica Johns, with an eye on quality and value of content as well as appropriateness and value for homeschool families.
How long are the videos each day? I think most of the videos are around 4-5 minutes, with some occasionally being more like 8 minutes or longer. I let you know in each email how long the videos are, so you can plan accordingly.
How many Fine Art Pages are included in the print bundle? I believe the Fine Art Pages are around 50 pages. There are three prints per artist.
Are these Fine Art Pages the same as other collections I might have already purchased from you? This is a newly improved and updated collection. It has some of the same content as our Fine Art Pages that Coordinate with Renaissance Artists and the Women Artists of the Renaissance set. However, I have swapped out many pieces of art to better represent the artist and coordinate with the Daily Art program. I have also increased the image size on the pages for better viewing, and made a few other improvements.
The artists represented are exactly the same, with three pieces of art per artist. So there will be around 50 pieces of art in the print bundle.
This set of Fine Art Pages has never been offered in a print bundle before.
Can I opt to join Daily Art without purchasing the print bundle? Daily Art will be the best if you have your art on the walls as well during your artist study week, but if for some reason you do not want to do that, that’s ok. Just enroll through the Non-US order form, regardless of where you live, and you won’t get the printed Fine Art Pages.
What if I don’t want to join the facebook group? You don’t have to. 🙂 Feel free to simply reply to any Daily Art email to give me your feedback and suggestions!
“Wow! This looks so AWESOME! I looked through the sample and cannot tell you how excited I am to go through this program. The information was fascinating and the art project at the end was the cherry on top. We continue to love all of your products. I do believe I am the most excited about this one though. Thank you so much for coming up with beautiful products that truly enrich my family.”