This new curriculum was carefully designed to activate thought and creativity in every lesson! This course contains six 7-minute video lessons (included on DVD and Blu-Ray) to help your children really see how art materials are used - giving parents and children the knowledge to handle new art materials. Simply watch the video together, provide the art materials, and watch as your child creates an original work of art. Twelve text lessons cover artworks by the masters, and initially require student/teacher interaction, but conclude with a time of independent work.
Volume 1: Building a Visual Vocabulary helps students learn about the vocabulary and concepts that artists use, such as: compose, imagine, observe, shape, form, and texture. Classic works by the masters are included throughout the text, as well as examples of student work. Children learn what artists do and what they see as they explore still life paintings, portraits, figures, animals, and landscapes. Children will work with watercolor crayons, oil pastels, colored paper, and more.
Volume 2: Art of the Ancients helps students learn about the art of ancient times, including statues, carved relief panels, mummy portraits, and more. Each of the twelve text lessons provides colorful illustrations, fine art examples, and visual instruction. Lessons also include prep notes for teachers, and hints for teaching outside of the home environment. Children will work with clay, pastels, watercolor crayons, and more.
Volume 3: Art of the Middle Ages will introduce students to the ideology of the period and methods for making art. The twelve text lessons feature artworks by medieval masters as well as examples of student artwork, prep notes for teachers, and hints for teaching outside of the home environment. Children will work with colored paper, needlework, weaving, and oil pastels and more.
Volume 4: Artists that Shaped the Italian Renaissance tells the stories of artists that shaped the way Western cultures now look at the world, from Cimabue's tilt of the head in the 13th century to the foreshortened and exaggerated forms of Parmigianino in the 16th century. The twelve text lessons feature artworks by Italian Renaissance masters as well as examples of student artwork, prep notes for teachers, and hints for teaching outside of the home environment. Children will work with watercolors, fresco, scratch art, and oil pastels and more.