Winslow Homer | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

June 1, 2009

Winslow Homer | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

Learn about the life and art of celebrated American landscape painter and printmaker Winslow Homer (1836-1910). Start with the biography, and then click and print these fun curriculum resources.

Biography
Winslow Homer (WINZ lo HOME er) was born in Boston in 1836. His mother was an artist and encouraged young Winslow in learning to draw. At age 19. he was illustrating sheet music covers and then when he was 21, he started working as an illustrator for a new magazine, Harper’s Weekly. When the Civil War began, he went to the war front and began to paint war scenes. Then he went to Paris and studied for a few months.

Winslow Homer biography continued on GardenofPraise.com

Further reading about Winslow Homer on ArtSmarts4Kids.Blogspot.com


Winslow Homer Study Guide
After you have read the biography, you can follow it up with a 7 question free printable worksheet. Questions include, “Where did he live that inspired him to paint seascapes?” and “Name three paintings by Winslow Homer that feature boats and the sea.”

Winslow Homer Study Guide from GardenofPraise.com

Winslow Homer’s Sailing the Catboat Jigsaw Puzzle
Try out this fantastic online jigsaw puzzle of Winslow Homer’s Sailing the Catboat. Sailing the Catboat, Watercolor and gouache over graphite, was painted around 1875. The puzzle even allows you to rotate the pieces to make it a little more challenging for older students.

Sailing the Catboat Jigsaw Puzzle from GardenofPraise.com – Educational Resources for Kids

Winslow Homer The Gulf Stream Desktop Wallpaper
Familiarize your kids with great art by placing a The Gulf Stream wallpaper on their computer.

The Gulf Stream Desktop Desktop Wallpaper from TheArtWolf.com

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