Baroque & Rococo PDF


Baroque & Rococo is an art unit that teaches about the paintings, architecture, and music of the Baroque and Rococo periods with hands-on learning. It is designed to be used by many age groups and abilities at once.


Baroque & Rococo is the second unit in the Colonial Period Arts course. This unit is about the art and music of the post-Renaissance world which became ornate and decadent in France, and Spain and appealed to the new merchant class in the Netherlands as these countries gained wealth and power around the world.

This unit contains sections on:

  • Baroque
  • Rococo

Layers of Learning is an activity-based program. The mentor chooses from among the activities in the unit to create mental hooks for learning. Some of the activities in this unit include:

  • Draw your own shadow portrait in imitation of Rembrandt
  • Create a Dutch floral painting of tulips
  • Compose and sketch your own vanitas picture
  • Tour “The Family Concert” by Jan Steen
  • Match Baroque music cards featuring famous Baroque musicians and their most famous pieces
  • Learn to play a real song on the recorder, a Baroque instrument
  • Design your own Rococo style clock
  • Plus much more!

Each Layers of Learning Arts unit includes library lists of books, a family read-aloud suggestion, hands-on activities, printables and paper crafts, sidebars for extra learning, and tools to help you assess student’s progress and mastery. You can learn more about how Layers of Learning works in the Curriculum Guide or learn to teach art with the Arts Guidebook for mentors.

See Inside

Here is the inside view of a double page spread from Baroque & Rococo:

The curriculum is pick-and-choose, so you select which Explorations you would like to do out of the many choices.


This unit was written to be used for a month but contains plenty of content for many more weeks of learning if you choose. This is a pick-and-choose curriculum, meant to be cycled back to in the future when your child is older. As such, it intentionally includes far more material than you can possibly cover in a month.

Baroque & Rococo is also part of the overall Colonial Period Arts course, the third Year of the four year Layers of Learning Arts cycle. If you use the program in order, it will take you though the art in chronological order, tracking with the Layers of Learning History units. However, each unit stands alone and can be used independently of any other unit.

Printable Pack

This unit comes with a downloadable Printable Pack that includes all the student worksheets. The printables can be copied as many times as needed for your family or class.

You can download the Printable Pack from your receipt or from your account at Layers of Learning.


Extra Resources

This unit comes with extra weblinks and a YouTube video playlist on the Colonial Period Arts Resources page.


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