Studying the Middle Ages and looking for great art projects? Maybe your child is simply interested in all things about knights, and you would like to round out his or her knowledge. Or perhaps your co-op needs a great art unit for next semester, or your family is looking for activities to do together over a school break. Whatever the reason, welcome to Take Time for Art’s The Middle Ages!
What can you expect?
As always at Take Time for Art you can expect great history told in story with great art history images. We put the visuals in history for you. That means when we study about the Vikings, we show amazing Viking ships, beautiful Viking woodworking and jewelry, and amazing paintings that show Vikings seafarers and raids. And this is all overlaid with the story of Viking invasions, Viking creativity, and the effect all of this had on western history. We try to do this with every subject we cover during The Middle Ages.
What are we covering?
So just what are we covering in The Middle Ages? We’re studying the time periods from shortly before the fall of Rome to about 1400 AD. That means we cover about 1000 years of history and try to touch on most of the major events, not to mention the great art! While we won’t cover everything that happened during the Middle Ages, we like to give a broad overview as we look at the wonderful art.
What is real art based on real art?
But we do more than just look at great art. At Take Time for Art we make real art based on real art. That means that in The Middle Ages when we look at the beautiful Byzantine Mosaics during the reign of Justinian, we then make a mosaic in the Byzantine style. And we offer simple and more complicated versions so that most of your family can participate at their level. Even your high schoolers!
What art projects are included?
1. A Byzantine Mosaic project
2. An Anglo-Saxon Fibula or broach (metal tooling with several versions)
3. An Illuminated Manuscript project (and a color wheel project)
4. A Catapult Project (simple engineering)
5. A Medieval Shield (several versions for different abilities and interests)
6. A Stained Glass Window (made of diffusing paper)
That’s seven projects total including the color wheel!
Check out our video preview for The Middle Ages to see some of our great projects.
And don’t forget about our wonderful art materials packs!
We make it easy for you to bring home great integrated art projects by giving you your choice of our Regular Art Packs that include almost all the materials you will need for our streaming video art lessons.
Or if you have arts and crafts supplies running out of your ears, you might want to choose our Essentials Packs. This pack includes only the harder to find items.
What is included in the Regular Art Materials Pack?
• 1 6×6 terracotta tile*
• 1-2 oz acrylic craft paints (gold)
• 2- sheets watercolor paper
• watercolor paint
• paint palette
• our Middle Ages templates for our projects*
• plastic spoon
• pin back and jewel*
• 1 piece 12×18 black construction
• Watercolor markers
• 1 9×12 black construction paper
• 4 pieces of diffusing paper*
• 7 pieces of 1/16 inch 8.5 x 11 inch cardboard*
• twin tip permanent marker
• Silver metallic paint marker
• gold colored aluminum tooling foil*
• Bags of small stone*
• 5 rubber bands
• gold/silver poster board *
• 6 ft. corrugated wire harness *
What is included in the Essentials Packs?
All the materials in bold print with an (*) are items in our Essentials Pack. These are the harder to find items. We’ve done the searching for you!
If I purchase the Essentials Pack will I still need to supply the remaining items to complete the projects?
Yes, you will need the items without an (*) such as watercolors and watercolor paper listed above.
Take a look at our product page for more information about our Middle Ages art curriculum.
We have a preview video and information about pricing. Want free shipping? Just purchase three art materials packs or more and automatically get free shipping at our checkout!
You can also preview our videos for free for one week when you sign up for our All Access subscription. Cancel before your 7-day trial is up and your credit card will not be charged. You can learn more here.
And don’t miss our coupons for our art materials packs here.
What ages of students work best for Take Time for Art?
Although Take Time for Art has been used successfully with younger students, we work best for ages 10 and up. That means that if you have a fourth grader or higher, we’ve got you covered! And did you know you can even use our programs for high school credit? Just do two of our units, keep track of your hours, and encourage your student to try the more complicated projects. This should comprise about 60 hours of work or .5 units of high school elective credit for art. You can get more information on using Take Time for Art for high school credit here. Have more questions? Check out our FAQs.
Take the plunge and try us for a week for free!
We truly want to help you bring hands-on art to your family and make it relevant, fun, and fascinating. Plus we teach from a Christian world view. So once again, welcome to Take Time for Art’s The Middle Ages. And as always, it’s a good day to Take Time for Art!