Hands-On Education with Art in History

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This is a paid review. I was given this product from Art in History in return for an honest review. I was compensated for my time. These things in no way affected my review- all opinions are honest about our experience with the product. For my full disclosure read here.

Hands-on education is a must in our homeschool. My kids just love being creative. I love to make their learning come alive in real life.

That is why I was thrilled get my hands on this new product from Art in History. We have been studying Ancient Rome and Greece, and this project was the perfect supplement to our studies.  We’ve been reading all about what life was like during Ancient Greece and Rome, and we had a blast making our own Ancient Greek drinking vessel.

What was truly unique was that our kit came with lessons and background information about the time period. We read through them and it was really informative. We discussed what the drinking vessel would have been used for, what it would have been made of, how it was decorated, and what it meant to everyday life in Ancient Greece.

Next came the fun stuff: Designing and painting our own vessel. This is where real life connections in learning are made through hands-on education.

I love hands on projects like this, because immediately after we read about it, we made it. Art in History is a creative way to learn about history. Combining hands on learning with lessons is certainly more meaningful than just reading about something in a textbook.

Art in History is so much more than just a “craft” to do alongside a history lesson. It is a high quality art kit that makes history come alive! And that is where real life learning takes place!

All of the supplies we needed for our project were included, along with step by step instructions:

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  • Paint
  • Palette
  • Paint brush
  • Sponge
  • Background information and examples

Our first step was to cover the vessel in a light paint with a sponge that was included.

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Next, my son lightly drew on the patterns for the vessel with a pencil. We talked about what a typical pattern would be and why they chose certain pictures to decorate the vessel. This information was all included in the lesson as well.

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Then my daughter went over the pencil lines with the paint.

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Finally…the finished product!

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Art in History is  hands-on education at its finest. 

In addition to the kits, Art in History is now selling craft paint as well. From Art in History:
AIH is happy to announce that we have created a paint line to meet the specific needs of the craft industry and the classroom. Our custom paints are safe, have no odor, are non-toxic, and conform to ASTM D-4236 safety standards. All acrylic paints are conveniently packaged in 2 oz. bottles. Our all-purpose paints can be used on bisque, wood, metal, plastic, and other general craft projects. https://www.artinhistory.com/art-projects/205/AIH-Acrylic-Paint PLEASE NOTE: All historically correct paint colors are included with purchase of Artifact(s). Paint colors may vary depending on monitor variations.

Now you have the opportunity to win an art kids from Art in History!

One winner will receive 1 art kit  ($9.95 value, plus S/H). You may choose from any World History or US History project  PLUS each winner from the 10 blogs participating will be entered into a grand prize “win for life” drawing. Each child in the winning family will receive one of each project from Art in History! That’s 34 projects, approx. $390 value per child! Wow!

Also, Art in History is offering the following discount to my readers:

10% off all orders over $100 dollars. Enter coupon code: HOMESCHOOL10 upon checkout. Valid through 11/30/13.

please note: If you buy a kit now and win the giveaway, Art in History will refund your cost of one project ($9.95 plus S/H.) 


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Author: Karen DeBeus

Karen is the author of Simply Homeschool, Called Home, and Bible Based Homeschooling. She is passionate about encouraging homeschooling families on their journey to keep their eyes on the One who called them here. She can also be found blogging about all things simple at Simply Living for Him.

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