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Trying to figure out how to get 1 high school credit using the Picture Study Portfolios. I have to get this done for the last year of high school. I have signed my child up for a 6 hr online Design course that I can count toward the 1 credit.
As far as I have researched on this forum and on HSLDA; appx 120+ hours is needed for a single art credit (one year).
How many Picture Study Portfolios would count toward the 1 credit?
Would I need to combine several Picture Study Portfolio Artists for the one year credit?
Hi Kim! We calculate that if a family were to utilize 3 picture studies a year, focusing on 1 per term, and was used 1x a week for 10 minutes, after 1 full year the student would earn 6 hours towards art.
Using all of our Picture Study Portfolios, you are looking at approximately 26 hrs of time spent towards your art credit. You can certainly add some of the suggested biographies of the artists to add more hours, include a history of art book to be read by the student, have the student write narrations about each artist, and perhaps consider including a research paper about her favorite artist or era of art.
Thank you for the suggestions. That helps so I can get a basic understanding.
Wondering if I can do something like this schedule with adding in the other biographies history of art book narrations; and research paper:
1. Work on a picture study & other activities for 3.5 hours a week = 120 hours in 35 weeks?
2. Work on a picture study & for 45 minutes, 5 days a week? [alternating the picture studies with the other activities during the week?]
3. Work on a picture study & other activities an hour a day, five days per week = a single credit in 24 weeks?
I know it’s a lot to consider, but I’m trying my best to wrangle this all in 10 – 12 months for her last year of high school.
I’m working off the idea that: 120+ hours = 1.0 credit (full year) and 60+ hours = 0.5 credit (half year). Based on what I’m reading at HSLDA.
Unfortunately, we’ve been behind, and have so much to cram into her last year, that I’m thinking we may have to work this summer and next to get all the subjects in to graduate. *sigh*Tamara BellModerator
You’ll ultimately need to settle on what works best for your daughter. I caution about adding too much to her plate but understand the need to progress. Perhaps an inquiry with HSLDA may help.
As a side note, when doing a Picture Study using Charlotte’s method (using 1 print), it takes no longer than 10 minutes. I’m not certain that she will enjoy looking at multiple pictures a day for several minutes each. You’ll need to device a plan on how you want to utilize the Picture Study Portfolios daily.
Tamara, thank you so much for your input. This really helps!
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