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Very easy to use. Art is something I have a hard time making happen, and this is proving to be a great help.”
Jennifer, Co-op Member
We are using this art curriculum for a group of homeschoolers and it is great! We have one parent facilitate while the rest of us help if any of the kids need it. The children love this art program and they've learned a lot from it.”
Lauren hill, Co-op Member
I'm so happy that I decided to try Atelier Art with my two children, 10 and 8. The younger child likes to take her time doing art, so an art class has always been hard for her (teachers would try to rush her along to keep up with the class or she wouldn't be finished when the class was done). This DVD art program is perfect for both children; they can go at their own pace at home. I love seeing their completed art projects. We are all thrilled with this program and I can see us continuing with it in years to come.”
Karen B., Co-op Member
The content of Atelier is great. My girls are all art kiddos and love what they are learning. I like it because I don't have to spend a lot of time figuring out what I want to teach. On the other hand, I am a graphic designer; presentation is always something that influences my opinion. I have been very unimpressed with the video presentation of Atelier. It seriously looks like it was put together twenty years ago. I would think for the price, the DVDs could be updated.”
A Lane, Co-op Member
I started using Atelier programs 2 years ago. I originally purchased the program at a convention with the intention of doing it at home with my own kids. I started with level 3 due to the age range of my kids. I soon found myself becoming the art teacher for our homeschool co-op and it has been a huge hit for the families. I now own levels 1,2,3,6, and 8. Working on drawing, color wheels and values, looking at famous artists, and working with different media is all part of what we experience through this program. My own children think it is great. I have a child who is naturally artistic and he loves it. I have a very self conscious son who likes step by step directions, he also loves it. It works well at home with family or even having friends come for art lessons and it also works well at our co-op.”
Sheila S., Co-op Member
We used Atelier for art last year and it's the first program that we actually looked forward to and enjoyed. I did most of the projects right along with my dd. We just bought the next level.”
Karen, Co-op Member
My two boys 5 and 6 absolutely love this! They look forward to this every week. I am impressed with their art work and I find myself also learning with the lessons. I love how I can just pop this in and do minimal teaching since I am not artistically inclined. The cd allows for as much or as little input as you would like to teach. We use this for homeschooling and I am happy it meets the requirements for our state.”
Becky S., Co-op Member
My kids love Atelier art. We are doing it as a small coop every other week and the kids always ask on the in-between weeks when we are going to do art!”
R. B., Co-op Member
We have been homeschooling for 6 years, but had never been able to stick with an art curriculum. Curriculums we've tried in the past required too much (precious) time per week, too much prep work on my part, or were not adaptable to being used with multiple ages... Three weeks into Atelier, we are LOVING our experience with this program. What I like best about it:
1. I picked one level (with the help of Atelier's chart located on their website), and it is working for all of my children.
2. It requires almost no prep work on my part. I skim over the lesson in the instructor's manual. Then I simply make sure I have the needed supplies and set things up as shown in the manual/video.
3. We have been able to complete each lesson in under an hour, but my kids have been pleasantly surprised at what they can accomplish in that amount of time. They have enjoyed each of the three lessons we've completed so far.
4. As an artistically-challenged individual, I can honestly say I've enjoyed completing each of the art lessons right along with my children.

We plan to continue with Atelier in future years, and I hope the program will be offered on Homeschool Buyers Co-Op again.”
K. Gaudette, Co-op Member
We Love Atelier. I wish I had this program for my sons when they were young and still homeschooling, they are both in college now. We never had a formal art program, and this one seemed great. It was a bit pricey, but well worth it. Especially when the final cost was the full 40% off. My daughter loves it. She is creative on her own, this program teaches art skills with a strong emphasis on the students own abilities. I chose level 5 for my 11 year old daughter. Its a perfect fit. We will definitely get the next level next year.”
Eliz, Co-op Member
We are really enjoying Atelier's Art program. My children (ages 2-12) keep asking for the next lesson. We're currently working on Level 2. It is a bit below my oldests childs abilities but she is easily able to make the project more complex and is enjoying learning the concept introduced and practising the ideas. My 2 year old is just 'along for the ride' and gets to use whatever supplies we're using and creates her own masterpiece.

This is the first art program I've bought. I've been looking for a long time but was just not finding what I thought an art program should be. Atelier has filled that gap very well. I've always enjoyed art and I had a very high standard. That said, I would recommend this program to anyone who is not "artsy". I find the videos very well done and will definatly be buying more levels as we progress.”
Jennifer P, Co-op Member
My kids really enjoy art with Atelier. As a homeschooling mom I really appreciate the organization, videos (so I don't have to teach everything myself), supply list and tips for visiting an art museum. Atelier is a very succinct and effective art curriculum. I'm completely satisfied with it.”
Jaime G., Co-op Member
My three children (4,5 and 7) are really enjoying level 2. While watching the video lessons we feel like we are in the class. This is very engaging and instructional. I would recommend this product.”
Arlene F., Co-op Member
My kids will be starting level 3 of Atelier this year. I love that I can "teach" art right in the comfort of my own home and include all of my children by scaling the lessons up and down as needed. I just provide the materials and facilitate whatever is being taught on the dvd. My kids were so excited when Level 3 arrived in the mail and asked if we could start right away. My children are 9, 7, 5 and 2 yo.”
Mrs. Song, Co-op Member
We had been eagerly awaiting the atelier curriculum when the mailman rang the bell on a saturday morning. The children (ages 7,5,3) knew that the art dvds were here. They opened the box and wanted to watch the first one right away. I set out the paper, markers and paint and they began working on the first project. After the first one they begged to go on the second and third lessons. This is a great program and very kid and parent friendly. Even our 3 yr old was getting it and needed minimal help. Even though we have not started our new school year, we have used Atelier as a form of entertainment especially on the hot afternoons. I shared Level one with a friend and her kids are loving it too. This was definately a God-sent program because the Co-op deal came right as I was praying for God's leading on what to do about art, which we hardly studied. We are loving Atelier and look forward to the next Co-op buy. Thanks, ”
Caroline N, Co-op Member
We love the Atelier Art program! My kids (ages 6 & 11) artistic abilities have has really flourished. We have used several of the levels with great success.”
Debbie L., Co-op Member
I bought the #5 one for my 8 and 9 year old. They LOVED it. I loved it because it was a lot of hands off. They could watch the videos on their own. I could set up the table and materials (nothing too specialized, markers, paint - standard fair) and they were off and "arting" on their own. My daughter did the Cats Contour first and I was really surprised to see how well her project turned out. She stayed up until about 2 in the morning working on her art project (quietly in her room). SUPER PRODUCT. And I met one of the team from Atelier at the 2012 Homeschool Conference in Long Beach. They are the real deal and the products are super values - especially at Co-op prices. I highly recommend this company and their products - the DVD series.”
Darlene, Co-op Member
We have used Atelier for a year and our children loved it. The DVD with the lessons makes it so easy for the parent to teach. Each child can follow the instruction and the end result is usually beautiful, giving them such confidence in their artistic abilities. We plan to use it for a long time.”
Claum M., Co-op Member
I've been using Atelier Level 2 for about a month with my 2nd and 4th grade girls and they absolutely adore the program! They beg me to teach them art each week and seem to really be learning good art techniques! They're finished pictures are quite impressive! I will certainly buy the next level when we are finished with this one!”
Alisha C., Co-op Member
My high school boys and I are enjoying this program. Even though I have enjoyed art projects as a child this stretched me as it caused me to look at my subject differently. It greatly enhanced what I would have been able to teach them on my own. I am looking forward to completing the program.”
Martha S., Co-op Member
My sons, 10 and 13, have really enjoyed this program. The gentle, calm instructor provides easy instruction that doesn't rush or overwhelm. Because of the DVD format, they often will pause and even rewind and repeat an instruction if they've spent a bit longer on one area of their art project. My oldest, who tends to be easily frustrated by drawing and art, truly enjoys this program!”
S. Joyce, Co-op Member
I had been interested in Atelier for quite awhile, but the price had always been out of my reach. Thanks to Homeschool Buyers Co-op I was able to buy one level (for now) of this much desired program.

I was quite excited to set it up so my eldest daughter could have some new art experiences. To my surprise, my three year old sat down and asked for supplies as well. So I let her have some art fun too!

Both girls absolutely adore art time and come running when they hear the music playing at the beginning of the DVD. They love to create their own versions of whatever the lessons are and I am quite impressed with even my three year olds renderings.

We will most certainly be using the program over and over and hopefully be buying more levels as they become affordable. We have shared our program with friends and have already suggested Atelier to our homeschool co-op for group use.”
L. Tucker, Co-op Member
Atelier has been a blessing to our family. My daughter LOVES art, and these courses have been amazing. The instruction is easy to follow, and then having the video clips of the other kids' art really inspires her. We even have a special place for Atelier art on our walls. It's like a gallery!”
Rebecca Walsh, Co-op Member
A complete and thorough program. Engaging, inspiring & educational. I took the plunge and purchased the whole set for my K - high school children, and have absolutely no regrets. From the very first lesson, my younger children have produced stunning art works that I'm certain they would not have achieved without the program. On occasion I've been able to leave the children with the necessary art materials and DVD, walk out of the room for an hour and come back to view their efforts. Magical! The videos have also rekindled a previous love for art that my eldest had lost. He thoroughly loves the program too.”
T, Australia, Co-op Member
We have been using Atelier Arts this school year. The kids and I love it. I have a 6, 9 and 11 yr old. We are all doing it together. We are learning a ton and enjoy this as a family class together.”
Christina Meyers, Co-op Member
I thought teaching my children art would be a breeze since I have an art degree. But my oldest was putting a lot of pressure on herself to make something perfect. Atelier has taken off the pressure. The videos have excellent instruction with clear directions. Viewing other children's artwork is the most helpful. We can see how art can look so different even with the same instruction and that is what makes it wonderful. Your art creation is your art creation and there is no perfect answer. We will be continuing to use Atelier for a long time to come.”
Meghan M., Co-op Member
This homeschool product was easy to use and very comprehensive. It covered art but is broken into sections with lesson plans, objectives, and assessments. You can use all or just do the projects. The DVDs were very well made and gave examples of other children while they were working on the art project. We watched the video all the way thru first to get the idea and to "borrow" ideas. I highly recommend this product.”
Mrs. N. Andersen, Co-op Member
We loved Atelier Art! My girls are always begging to do Atelier Art every Friday.”
Honey, Co-op Member
I have been using this program once a week for a 2 hr session with my 2 boys for about 4 months. One is a high school freshman and one is jr. high. The actors in the DVD are a little out-dated and younger than my students, but the activities and concepts have been fun and useful. Even though my oldest says he "does not like art," he has stuck with every project through completion without prodding. I like the combination of the book and DVD for flexibility and can pause the DVD during lessons to emphasize certain concepts or complete projects at our own pace.”
Mr. Carnes, Co-op Member
Atelier art program was a wonderful introduction to some really fun projects for my girls (ages 4 and 6). We invited two other families to join ours and held art every other Friday throughout the year, culminating in an Art Show. The lessons are simple, but engaging. My girls have loved the experience, and it has been easy for me to prepare for (I watch the videos, but do the teaching myself, but it would be fine to have the kids watch the video on their own too).

Fun program...I would recommend it!”
Kelly P., Co-op Member
Not having had any formal training in art, I found Atelier DVD-based art instruction just what I needed to be able to joyfully explore the different media covered with my children. We were able to easily pull together an informal art co-op for two different levels during the summer with four other families, and everyone appreciated the experience. We have all thoroughly enjoyed what we've done, and look forward to continuing to do so with Atelier!”
jan, Co-op Member
Atelier is by far the best art curriculum out there! My husband loves to use the DVD's to teach our 5 children and we both participate with them. We consider Atelier a "family" curriculum. This is definitely not a 'use it once and you're done' program. We use these lessons year after year and our children love to look back at what last year's picture looked like! It's a great way for them to see their own progression and abilities! As parents, we're just tickled to take our kids to the Smithsonian and hear them idenitfy artists and talk about their work using what they've learned through Atelier! Some people are concerned with the cost of this curriculum, BUT, even before the Co-op offered Atelier, it was very cost-effective when you break it down. All 7 of us use the lessons. At today's cost that's about $22 per LEVEL. Each level contains 3 modules, 18 lessons, and assessments. For us, that's $1.23 per person, per lesson... AND HOMESCHOOL BUYERS CO-OP PRICES ARE LESS THAN THAT!!! (Just for kicks, I figured it out for a family of 4 too- for you it's $2.15/lesson before the co-op discount.) Whether you are a professional artist and teacher, and especially if you are not, the Atelier Homeschool Art Curriculum will effectively teach your children not only to appreciate art, but to be artists themselves! I look forward to buying more advanced levels each year as our children grow.”
Cara B., Co-op Member
I am so impressed with this program. I love that my kids learn so many different aspects of art without me having to do much work. The best part though is probably that the lessons stick. My kids have incorporated the things they have learned into their free art. I would absolutely recommend this program.”
Helen, Co-op Member
I LOVE the Atelier Art program. I have used levels one and two with my three children ages 10, 7, and 4. Though the children on the video are younger than my two oldest, the projects can be completed by any age. The projects always come out great and the instruction is easy to follow. The teachers manual provides a comprehensive list of supplies so I can purchase everything at the beginning of the year and then we pretty much watch and go. My kids will continue to do the projects over and over again (though they may use different mediums, I.e. the original project was paint or oil pastels, they'll do the project again with crayons on their own). Though pricey, it is well worth it. Art lessons are expensive, it is like having your own private art teacher at home. I expect/ hope to eventually complete all levels of this wonderful program. And Homeschool Buyers Coop has the best price I've found on this program, I' ve ordered the next two levels.”
Mrs. McP, Co-op Member
My daughter absolutely loves Atelier. She has completed levels 1-3. She is currently doing level 4. We will definitely continue using this curriculum. It is like having an art teacher in your house. I recommend this curriculum all the time!”
Suzanne, Co-op Member
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