An after-school art history club is a great way for schools to offer this often-overlooked subject.
Nationwide, The Master and His Apprentice: Art History from a Christian Perspective curriculum has been gaining popularity with private Christian high schools. Teachers love that the Teacher Guide eliminates the need for lesson planning. Moreover, the digital or hardcover textbook options easily fit a school’s budget and learning styles.
However, one problem many schools encounter is that there isn’t always time to fit the class in with their other courses. Nevertheless, art history can make for a wonderful after-school program. This can be standalone or combined with a studio art component, like Studio Art: Inspired by Art History.
Using The Master and His Apprentices for an after-school club is easy. Students can still earn full elective credit if the club coordinator administers and grades the exams and papers. Some clubs meet for as little as 1 hour per week. This gives time to discuss what students have read at home that week. Others meet for 2-3 hours and combine their art history discussions with studio art projects.
All around, there are countless ways to design an after-school art history club. The Master and His Apprentices art history curriculum takes the work out of getting things set up and going.
Are you interested in offering an after-school art history club for your school? You may be surprised by how many students are interested (particularly when credit can be earned). When offering The Master and His Apprentices, many schools and co-ops have had twice as many students sign up as anticipated!
Please read more about our art classes, and let us know if you have any questions. We wish you and your students many engaging art, history, and Bible discussions!