Are you studying the Old Testament this year in your homeschool? Art projects are a great way to supplement lessons and make memories, and your children will love these real art projects that use real art supplies and techniques!
Let me introduce you to Home Art Studio’s Old Testament Art Projects!
Lindsey Volin of Home Art Studio teaches art lessons to help your children learn art techniques and styles, many of which are based on works by famous artists.
Each lesson begins with a short Bible story as an introduction to the project your child will be making. Many of the projects also include a biography of a famous artist whose style the lesson recreates.
My favorite thing about these lessons is that children jump into real art right away! They are using real supplies and doing simple techniques that create amazing results! The paintings in the photo below are all unique renditions my children made from the Creation project included in the DVD.
There are 10 lessons on 2 DVDs in the set. They are all based on different Old Testament stories, using various mediums like watercolors, oil pastels, paint, markers, and more! I love how she gives ideas for creating more texture in your art, as well as simple art tips that will inspire your budding artists! It was so nice to see art lessons that were easy enough for my younger kids to do, but complex enough to keep the attention of my older kids. I was thrilled with the way their work turned out as well! Definitely a proud mama moment to have those beautiful paintings hanging on our walls!
Supplies can be purchased in a bundle at a discount through Home Art Studio, but I found that I already had quite a few of the supplies on hand. However, I do wish I had purchased better oil pastels. The ones we had just didn’t do as well as the ones Lindsey uses in the videos, and the techniques she showed with these pastels were so fun I wish we could have done them along with her with better results. I will definitely be purchasing a better set of pastels for the future!
The only caution I have is that some of the Bible lessons are a bit inaccurate. Joseph wasn’t hated by his 11 brothers (Benjamin was too young to be involved), and the birds and animals from Noah’s story were condensed (pretty typical for short Bible lessons), and the art that goes along with Adam and Eve is that of an apple (again, pretty typical), but none of these were deal breakers for me. In fact, the apple art was in the style of Cézanne, so I was actually pleased to see a real artist’s work brought into the lesson rather than just a random apple.
The Old Testament Art Lessons from Home Art Studio are full of unique ideas that are easy to execute with beautiful results! These are not piddly little Bible crafts! They would make a great addition to your Old Testament homeschool lessons or your Sunday afternoon family time because they work well with a variety of ages. (I recommend age 7 and up.) In fact, I really wish I had participated in the Creation art! It turned out so amazing!
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