Lisa M wrote:I'm looking for ideas as to how you use God and the History of Art with multiple children. Did you take the book to a printer to have it cut and copied? Do you copy one page at a time?
First of all, I wouldn't make copies of the reading matter, but only the spaces for actual drawing.
And even then, you won't need every drawing box to be copied. When I started GHA, I remember sitting down with the book and deciding which pages I would copy, vs. which pages ds could just do on blank paper. Actually I think I had 2 kids doing it at the time.
In CTG, I went through the first half of the teacher's manual week by week, located the assignment, and evaluated whether I felt they would actually need that page to write on (or whether it would be cool to have that page to write on because there was something interesting on the page). It didn't really take long, since art was only scheduled once a week or so, which is what? 32 lessons? probably less since it isn't usually scheduled the first week or two, a few lessons are just reading, etc.
Once I had my list, I got some heavier paper (25 pound I think) and brought my own paper over to Kinko's. I didn't have a home copier then, but even if I had, I prefer doing large projects where I have lots of space, quiet, & someone else's ink
As I recall, over the year I realized blank paper worked well with even more lessons than I'd thought. Plus, we often like to go outside of the assignment, maybe doing more or less, so blank paper is good at our house.
In RTR, I just copied as I went & used a lot more blank pieces of paper.
By Year 4, ds had not blossomed into an artist, so we were doing all of the reading but much less of the art. He also got some major art in co-op. However, I am VERY glad he has had the art history lessons -- seeing how man's worldview ties into their entire culture as time goes on is priceless!
So that's one way to think it thru.