ARTistic Pursuits! Online Lessons for Adults & Children

Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.

Today’s review features a detailed look at the Beginner Level, Art Core 2, Painting with Watercolor Pencils by ARTistic Pursuits. This course can be taken by using a physical book and Blu-ray or DVD lessons. The video classes can also be accessed online and include an eBook.


ARTistic Pursuits was created to teach students how to value what they produce from their own hands. Students also carry their art tools to locations that inspire them, observe the featured lesson topic, and create masterpieces in their environment. We received both the Book and the Online Course formats of Beginner Level, Art Core 2, Painting with Watercolor Pencils. This included the Painting with Watercolor Pencils course book, one Blu-Ray lesson disc, two DVD lesson discs, and access to the streaming lessons.

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Beginner Level, Art Core 2 is for children in 4th grade to adults of all ages. This course introduces students to the beautiful world of color! Students are reminded that color is another element of artistic expression. Each unit in the book introduces you to a new aspect of using Color Theory and the color wheel. The lessons include opportunities to explore color mixing, creating unique color combinations, using special effects when recreating things, historical pieces, and much more. The course is taught by Brenda Ellis, who has over 30 years of experience as an author, illustrator, and K-12 art teacher. Brenda is also a homeschool mother so these courses reflect her passion for creating educational experiences for families to enjoy together.

Art Core 2 Topics:

  • Primary Colors
  • Secondary Colors
  • Tertiary Colors
  • Complementary Color Pairs
  • Neutral Colors
  • Color Tints
  • Color Values
  • Monochrome Colors
  • White Space


This beginner-level art course has four lessons in each unit. I completed two classes each week and each took approximately thirty minutes to one hour to complete. The time mentioned includes gathering supplies, set up, video lesson, practice, and clean up. The supplies were clearly listed in the book and were easy to find at my local art store.

I decided to try the lessons via the DVDs, Blu-ray disc, and online streaming options. The discs played perfectly on my XBOX and Blu-Ray player. The online course streamed without interruption on my phone, iPad, and Android tablets. The online option also includes a Flip Book replica of the book so you can see that information directly.

I found that the ARTistic Pursuits projects did not require me to immediately become a professional. I was able to work through the lessons confidently and became better as I practiced. I like that these lessons don’t require rigorous techniques or perfection before you start creating art. I also enjoyed that I was encouraged to pursue my interests and use that as artistic motivation. I think the Beginner Level, Art Core 2, Painting with Watercolor Pencils is a great course for mothers desiring to try something new. In true ARTistic Pursuits fashion, these lessons would be great for any student over 10 years old.

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Ta’Neisha K.

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