Awards for Quality Art Instruction

Some Awards Presented to ARTistic Pursuits by Homeschool Families Around the Country

Awards are one way for homeschoolers to say, "This curriculum worked for my child!"

Are we happy about that? You bet! It means that children are finding success in creating, inventing, and exploring their world through art.

READER AWARDS WINNER

ARTistic Pursuits has consistently placed in the “Art Curriculum” category of the Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards since 2003!

Practical Homeschooling Reader Award 2003 FIRST PLACE Practical Homeschooling Reader Award 2009 FIRST PLACE Practical Homeschooling Reader Award 2011 First Place Practical Homeschooling Readers Award FIRST PLACE 2012

What is this award?“ These are the most prestigious awards in the homeschool community. Practical Homeschooling readers submit the nominees in each category. Once the ballot is created, readers grade the products with which they are familiar on a scale of 1 to 10. So the winners are the products with the highest reader satisfaction ratings -- those that homeschoolers value the most.” Practical Homeschooling Magazine


TOS CREW Award Winner

Winner of the "Favorite Fine Arts Product" category 2010-2012, and 2014

 The Old Schoolhouse Crew Award  2010 BLUE RIBBON The Old Schoolhouse Crew 2011-2012 BLUE RIBBON The Old Schoolhouse Crew 2014 FAVORITE FINE ARTS The Old Schoolhouse Crew Award 2014 Blue Ribbon DISCOVERING TREASURES

What is this award? “The TOS crew ... voted for the vendors that they thought were special and had a product they considered to be outstanding.” The Crew's purpose is "Steering homeschoolers toward great products..." The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD WINNER

Recipient of award in the "art" category from 2006 to 2016

The Old Schoolhouse Excellence in Education Award 2006 The Old Schoolhouse Excellence in Education 2008 The Old Schoolhouse Excellence in Education Award 2012 FIRST PLACE The Old Schoolhouse Excellence in Education Award 2014 FIRST PLACE The Old Schoolhouse Excellence in Education Award 2015 FIRST PLACE The Old Schoolhouse Excellence in Education Award 2016 FIRST PLACE

In 2015 and 2016, we were awarded first place in all catagories: elementary, middle school, and high school



What is this award? "Ultimately, we hope to provide a starting point, if you will, to begin thinking about what products are out there, what subject matter areas might be considered, and what products other homeschoolers and experts from the homeschool community believe are the best…," says Dr. Heather W. Allen, TOS Senior Analytical Consultant.

 

101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy

Cathy Duffy TOP PICKS 2012 Cathy Duffy TOP PICKS 2015

 

What is this? "The best homeschool resources available today." Cathy Duffy, noted curriculum specialist, speaker, and author has included ARTistic Pursuits in her newly released book, 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum (Grove Publishing, 2012) and in 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. (published in 2015)