Having supplies on hand will help you to smoothly implement your art classes. A complete list is given in the front of the book and lists for each project are given on each project page.
As we welcome children to the medieval world, we set the tone for an age of both conflict and reconciliation. Messages of hope, good deeds, and courageous acts of Roman soldiers, monks, and others are prevelent throughout the book.
In this video lesson children learn many processes for manipulating paper that they will use throughout the book.
Prep Notes help parents get ready for the lesson and project with important information. Outdoor projects, projects that take more than one session, and any special tools required will all be noted. Outside the Home Environment notes help those that are working in coops, groups, or schools.
Here your children learn that three very different cultures came together in the period we now know as the Middle Ages.
The importance of metal work in this period is explained.
Children then make a work of art, creating two figures that they weave together,
Watch the DVD or Blu-ray that we provide. In this video lesson children learn to apply layers of tissue paper onto a panel to create a colorful background for drawing in color.
Learn about the important practical role that tapestries played in castles and how they were also used to entertain guests.
Children explore bears, dogs, trees, and medieval figures in this two-page work of art.
Tapestries were woven. Children paint a work of art and then weave the edges in this project.
Techniques for using glue to make a low relief are shown in this video project as children learn about shield design, creating a field and a charge of their own.
Icons were popular in the Eastern Orthodox Church. In this lesson children see how an icon tells a story.
Children explore the icon of Saint George as he rescues a small boy.
Children apply the method of low relief to a board to make a picture depicting a chivalrous act like being brave, helpful, or generous.
The two page spread on larger projects within the book make understanding the steps easy for children.