Music and art are important components of both a Classical and a Charlotte Mason education. In classical education they are a part of embodied learning – where children learn to cultivate the love for truth, goodness and beauty. In the Charlotte Mason education is the science of relations – so we the child upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art. With that said, it’s crucial we expose children not only to science, technology and math, but also to the art of beauty.
Classical Charlotte Mason Art & Music ResourcesThere’s a great deal of art and music resources on the web. Here’s a list of what we’ve used, loved and are looking forward to this year. Ambleside Online – We typically follow the art & composer terms as listed on their website. Ambleside Online, also provides links to resources for each piece of art listed on their website. SQUILT – For music appreciation. It stands for Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time. We’ve been using the SQUILT idea from day one. You can learn more here. Gentle Guitar – For music theory and guitar lessons. We’re starting this fall. You can even sign up for a free lesson to try it out. Classic FM – Free source of biographies, stories and background information about famous composers and their masterpieces. Getty Museum Website – You can find all sorts of details, and high quality images on thousands of masterpieces here. For example, click here to see what you would find if you’re teaching about Van Gogh’s Irises. Famous Artists Online Unit Studies – These unit studies incorporate video, links to safe websites, timelines, activities and digital projects. Music in Our Homeschool – Music appreciation and lessons from elementary to high school. Art Classes by Latonya on Outschool – If you’re looking for a more structured way to art, check out Latonya on Outschool. Masterpiece Society – For classes, free lessons, art workshops and art appreciation.
What art resources would you add?Join us tomorrow for our Favorite Classical Charlotte Mason Shakespeare Resources, and don’t miss the rest of the Classical Charlotte Mason Homeschooling series. Be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a couple of our favorite resources.