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The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective and Studio Art: Inspired by Art History were designed to help you easily and effectively teach a high school-level art history or studio art course.

Below is a summary of the periods covered in each course:

Example from the Aegean period in art history.

Ancient & Classical

Creation introduces students to THE Master artist and creates a biblical framework from which to view art.

Ancient Near East covers Mesopotamian works from the Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians, etc.  Examples of individual works include Ziggurats, The Law Code of Hammurabi, and the Ishtar Gate.

Egyptian features everything from mummification and canopic jars to pyramid and pylon temple construction. Some of the pharaohs covered include Queen Hatshepsut and Ramses II.

Aegean includes works by the Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean civilizations ranging from Cycladic figures to the Mask of Agamemnon.

Early Greek is divided into major categories like pottery, sculpture, and architecture, highlighting everything from the Winged Nike to different column capitals.

Etruscan focuses on Etruscan sculpture ranging from the Wounded Chimera to the Sarcophagi of the Spouses.

Roman includes famous historical landmarks like the Colosseum, Pantheon, and Trajan’s Column.

Example from Proto-Renaissance period in art history.

Middle Ages & Renaissance

Early Christian & Byzantine features a variety of early Christian works like catacomb paintings and Byzantine works like the Ravenna Mosaics.

Medieval & Islamic showcases a variety of pieces ranging from rune stones and crosses to the Great Mosque of Cordoba.

Romanesque covers reliquary statues, pilgrimages, and church architecture ranging from the Pisa Complex to stave church designs.

Gothic highlights a number of cathedrals, beginning with Abbot Suger and St. Denis, including Notre-Dame de Paris and Chartres Cathedral.

Proto-Renaissance features several defining artists such as Giotto, Lorenzetti, and the Limbourg brothers.

Early Italian Renaissance focuses on almost a dozen different artists, including Brunelleschi, Donatello, Botticelli, and Bellini.

High Italian Renaissance features some of the most famous names in art history, such as Leonardo, Raphael, and Titian.

Northern Renaissance covers a number of highly skilled Northern painters such as van Eyck, Durer, and Holbein.

Example from the Gothic period in art history.

The Baroque Period and More

Baroque features a host of defining artists from across Europe, such as Caravaggio, Valesquez, Rembrandt, and Vermeer, among others.

Rococo to Today provides a brief review of works produced from the 1700s on, including styles like impressionism, cubism, and modernism.

Global Highlights gives a brief review of non-Western works from around the world, ranging from antiquity to today. This includes sections on art from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and North, Central, and South America.

The Appendix includes a wealth of additional information, such as extra in-depth essays, a “travel guide” outlining the location of all pieces/places covered in the book, as well as a complete wall-length timeline and much more!

Both courses cover art history periods from Creation to the present. Chapters 1-17 of The Master and His Apprentices cover artwork through the Baroque period, in-depth. Then, chapters 18-19 briefly review post-Baroque and non-Western works. Likewise, Studio Art follows the same order and includes at least 1 art project for each period.

Each curriculum is:

  • Worth a Full Credit
  • Free of Nudity
  • Written from a Christian Perspective
  • Designed for Schedule Flexibility
  • Affordable (Digital options and discounts for Christian schools and homeschool co-ops are available.)
The Master and His Apprentices' art history and studio art courses.

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Art History Textbook

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Art History Teacher Guide

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