We had the opportunity to review a digital version of The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective from The Master and His Apprentices.
By the time a student goes to high school, art – unless the student plans to pursue it in college – is often not included during those final years of school. Many believe one requires great skill in and a love of art to appreciate it.
I love this quote from Pablo Picasso, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
If not promoted, many people lose that spirit for art and creativity.
The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective from The Master and His Apprentices combines the best of both worlds – art and history – for a fascinating study your children will enjoy. The curriculum is geared towards students in eighth through high school and those high school students have the option of completing the course for high school credit. History and art or art history is a nice subject to include in your school.
Adults will also enjoy the study (I love the art/pictures) and reading the history Gina shares. If you have younger children, they may also enjoy listening to the lessons as a read-a-loud. They will definitely learn something.
You may be wondering why one should include art history in their school. I was wondering myself and really could not tell you, but Gina makes some great points.
The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective was a great course to introduce to River. He is my first high school student. Along with his required courses in math, English and science, he has the opportunity to earn elective credit. I am doing my best to fill those credits with courses of interest, but also ones that will continue to help him grow. When I first showed him the course, the art history class was moderately received by him. When he realized it was a digital course, his interest was peeked. Something else that appealed to him was the presentation. He was able to read through the chapters independently and answer the questions on his own. River not having to wait for Mom in order to complete his work is preferred by him. That also helps me. On occasion, I would go over the questions with him to practice verbal responses, but he was otherwise able to work through the class on his own.
Students take a visual (art) walk through history with The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective visiting Ancient Cultures, Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Early and High Italian Renaissance and Northern Renaissance
I do like that the class is offered as a digital product. I would prefer to have the Christian art history textbook (I love books), but the price is quite hefty, so digital may be more affordable for most homeschool families. Using an electronic device to view the lessons did make working through the class. easier.
We are going to take a break from the art history course only, because I would like to include the class for credit during River’s tenth grade year. I am excited, because he did find the class interesting enough to consider taking at a later date.
If you think your child or you may be interested in studying art history with God as the foundation, you may look at some samples of the class.
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