Middle Ages Arts: A Family-Style Arts Program Paperback


Middle Ages Arts is an art appreciation and history course that includes hands-on arts projects. this curriculum was designed for all ages from 6 to 18 and is meant to be used family-style everyone learning together. In this course you will learn about art in medieval Europe, Ming China, the Pacific Islands, and among the Olmec and Maya.

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Middle Ages Arts is an arts program that teaches students the history of art, while students are doing creative art projects. This course covers medieval through Renaissance painting, sculpture, music, stories, and architecture in Europe; Islamic art through the Colonial era; painting and architecture in China and Japan, dance and visual arts of the Pacific Islands; and carvings, paintings, and other visual arts of the American civilizations including the North American tribes, Olmec, Maya, and others. You will learn about paintings, sculptures, theater, architecture, folk arts, and music during this course. For use with age 6 to 18 years.

A Pick-and-Choose Curriculum

A mentor uses Middle Ages Arts to customize learning to the students. The mentor chooses from among the library book recommendations, video recommendations, and activity ideas presented in the book. Mentors and students learn together as they read, watch, craft, play, and create.  To complete the activities, you will need craft supplies, art supplies such as paints, and some household items. This course was designed for multiple ages or abilities of students to learn together in a homeschool or classroom.

An inside view of the Early Medieval Art unit

Nine Month-Long Units

Middle Ages Arts includes nine units, one for each month of your school year.

  1. Early Medieval Art
  2. Islamic Art
  3. East Asian Arts
  4. Art of the Islands
  5. Late Medieval Art
  6. Medieval Stories
  7. Art of the Americas
  8. Early Renaissance
  9. High Renaissance

Inside view of Islamic Art book


Each unit intentionally contains more information and activities than you will be able to complete. The mentor chooses among the options to design a course just for his or her students. Then, in four years, once the entire Layers of Learning cycle has been completed, you all return to the book and do new activities at a higher level of learning. This course was designed for multiple ages or abilities of students to learn together in a homeschool or classroom and contains activities that will appeal to little ones and to high schoolers, often at the same time.

Digital Printable Pack

A Printable Pack of worksheets, paper crafts, foldables, maps, and activities is included with this book. To retrieve the free Printable Pack, visit the product page at Layers-of-Learning.com, put the Printable Pack into your cart, and enter the coupon code found inside this book at checkout.

A zip file of nine Printable Packs, one for each unit, comes with the purchase of the Middle Ages Arts course.

Student Journal

As students learn about art, they are asked to assemble their own Art Sketchbook. You can purchase printable or paperback copies of the Art Sketchbook. If you prefer, you can use a blank art sketchbook to make your own.

Weight27 oz
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .75 in









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