The World’s Greatest Artists Unit Study

Hi everyone! I’ve been working on a fun unit study for next year! It’s called The World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 1 and I’m excited to share it here with you today!


Come along on our quest to learn about some of the world’s greatest artists! So grab some art supplies and get ready to explore, create, and learn!

In this series of artist studies, we will be learning about 8 of the world’s greatest artists. We will immerse ourselves in the work of each artist so we become well familiar with their style, methods, and images.

Each study includes:

  • Lesson plans for each week
  • Lap Book printables
  • Artist Notebooking page
  • Art Puzzles
  • Artist Flashcards

Much of our time studying will be through open discussion and hands on experimentation. Upon completion of this curriculum you will be able to easily recognize the artwork from each artist studied, learn to look at art critically, as well as have gained an appreciation for art in general. You will also have explored some new techniques, and created several of your own unique masterpieces! And at the end you’ll have a wonderful Greatest Artists Lap Book to refer to!

Resources needed for this study include:


What Artists are included in Vol 1?

Click here to get The World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 1 Unit Studies now! Hope you enjoy this curriculum!


  1. I *heart* everything you put together…Thanks for sharing!~Sheri

  2. Thank you for sharing. It came out just in time! We plan to learn famous artists this summer.

  3. Erica…Thank You for this great study! I've been wanting to do something with my kids, but my great intentions never seem to play out due to poor planning. This is complete, easy and will be such a joy to do with my children this coming year. I hope I can use it to instill a love for the uniqueness God has given everyone in the ability to be creative. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

  4. Incredible work! Thank you!!! I've been recommending Expedition Earth every chance I get…I'll be sure to recommend this one too!

  5. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh, and I'll be sharing a link to it on my Thrifty Thursday post this morning! 🙂

  7. You are AMAZING! Thank you so much.I wrote an "Ode to Erica" post to spread the word about your amazingness (and your artist study)

  8. Amazing!!!! What a great job you have done putting this together! I wasn't even planning to do art with my kids this year, but I think you've just convinced me otherwise. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  9. What an amazing resource you've put together. Thank you for sharing it!

  10. Just wondering something. Are there 48 hours in a day in your world? I just don't understand how you have time to get everything done! You are amazing. I'm so appreciative to God for the talents that He has given to you, and that He has given you a sweet spirit to share it all with us. May the LORD continue to bless you and give you new ideas, so that we may all receive His blessings through you.

  11. Oohhhhh just what I have been searching for!!!!!!!!!! Erica your such a blessing!!!!! Thanks so much!

  12. Thank you for sharing! I look forward to working through this with my boys.

  13. Just downloaded the program and ordered all my books from! $35 for a 32 week curriculum is AWESOME in my book!Thanks Erica for all you do!

  14. You are a God-send once again!!! Just 2 days ago my son saw the Mona Lisa and started asking about DaVinci. Yesterday we found a history video on Youtube but I was wishing I had something more. Today I open my inbox and my wish has come true. You are amazing. I am so thankful for all you do and share!!!

  15. Erica, I have been looking all over for something like this. This is absolutely fabulous! Thank you <3

  16. Thank you Erica! This looks awesome!!

    • This was a very helpful column. I try to use strong verbs, and think I largely succeed. But I did get a rejection email for a short story which noted that I used a lot of adverbs. So based on your comment, “An adverb is a half-hearted attempt to camouflage a weak verb in the hopes that nobody notices,” now I know what to look for as I revise.Thanks.

  17. Thank you, Erica! This is going to be a great fit with our studies next year. I appreciate you making this available for free (so kind of you!) and that you have done the planning for me 🙂 wonderful!Best Wishes!

  18. You are SUCH a BLESSING! I actually got some of these books at the Scholastic Warehouse sale in hopes to do them with my kids next year. (of course the ones I bought are not in this volume but..I'm patient) :0 We look forward to our trip around the world with you next year and now discovering great artists with you!thank you again. (I also posted in on my FB page and to our homeschool loop!)

  19. This is awesome! I think I will add this to our curriculum for next year. Thank you so much for sharing all that you do (and how do you do it all, by the way? 🙂 ).

  20. This is AMAZING! Thank you! This is only our first year, so I don't want to over do it, but I would love to add this! Maybe if I stretch it out over two years! 🙂 You are a super-duper curriculum creating machine! I love it! Thank you!

  21. This is a AWESOME Unit…..Thank you! I do wonder 1 thing though. Do you have any recommendations for the "additional resources" for this that can be used other than the recommended books listed from Amazon. With a small budget I can not afford $6.95 per book. All in all, $55.00 to get them all. Any freebies out there that you could recommend? Thanks! 🙂

  22. You Rock!! Just in time for our summer camp! God Bless You!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

  23. Anonymous says:

    You ROCK!!! Thanks for sharing!Jennifer

  24. I am so excited for this! I was working on my curriculum plans for the coming school year and these books were what I was planning to base our artists study on and then I find a free curriculum to go with it… blessing!!! Thank you so much!

  25. Love, love, love this!!!! Thank you! Not sure if I'll be using it this year, but definitely saving it for future use if not!

  26. Thank you very much for sharing!!!!

  27. Jenn Tonak says:

    Thank you for this curriculum! You are like wonder woman- producing all these different curricula and still homeschooling 4 kids! WOW!

  28. Stephanie says:

    My library system seems to have all these books, yippy! Thank you so much for this resource.

  29. This is amazing! Thank you!

  30. Thank you SO much for sharing this wonderful artist curriculum, Erica!! My son and I have started to explore more science concepts – it sounds like it's time to introduce art into our activities, too. If I post about our art exploration on my blog, I'll be sure and link to your site. What a fabulous resource you've created!!

  31. Thank you so much for taking the time to create this, then sharing it with others! I look forward to starting this with my children!

  32. Anonymous says:

    This is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!Marie

  33. awesomeness! Thank you. What age range would you say this would work for??

  34. Thanks for putting this together. My artist husband is gonna love this.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for this! It is wonderful. I have everything printed out and binded together (expect the lapbook pages). I just ordered the first four artist books from $6.95 each and they are buy 3 get 1 free! Love this! My mom liked it so much, now she wants to teach it to my children!!!Tammytammyhuffaker @ yahoo . com

  36. Wow! Many thanks! We appreciate this so much, Erica.

  37. Staci Lynch says:

    WOW! This is so great! Your time and attention to detail is so apprecaited by me! I am adding this to next year schedule! Thank you again for all you do!

  38. I just talked the library into ordering these books. Downloading your program right now. Thank you for sharing it is a wonderful gift for my children

  39. You have such an amazing talent and gift. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Amy

  40. Thank you so much!!!! This is fantastic!!!

  41. Thank you so much! This is a wonderful study and we are going to have so much fun! Blessings to you!

  42. So fantastic! Bless your heart for creating and sharing this!

  43. What a great resource! I am new to unit studies and am really excited about this! Thank you so much…

  44. Thank you so much! This looks wonderful!

  45. This is awesome! Thanks so much.

  46. This looks totally awesome! Erica you are such a blessing to so many families.

  47. This is such and answer to prayer! I love you! 😀 I have some books and we are starting on Monday. I have two questions: Can we mix up the order? I didn't notice anything when I skimmed over indicating any reason not to. There is a Da Vinci exhibit at a museum nearby but only for the summer. Also, am I missing what page 29 is to be used for? I am not sure what to do with that page. Love it, you are awesome and probably don't sleep enough 😀 Thank you!

  48. Sonja A. says:

    This is soooo cool! Thank you! I eagerly await Volume 2, 3, 4, 5, 6? 😉 Thank you for sharing and for this one Free! 😀

  49. Thank you, Erica. This will nicely complement all the artist studies I do with Bear and j-jo. I'm especially thankful it is free!

  50. Soooo nice!! Thank you! 🙂

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