Studying the Middle Ages and looking for a great integrated art program?  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!

Byzantine Mosaic Project

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 thing 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 then there’s our wonderful art materials packs! 

We get that you are busy and that’s why we offer our materials packs.  We know there is nothing more frustrating than having a great activity planned and realizing that you forgot to buy __________!  It’s always something when you are a busy family.  That’s why we include almost everything but simple things that you probably already have such as scissors and glue. We want hands-on art history to be easy and fun for your family.  And don’t forget to sign-up for our newsletter for 20% off our materials packs!

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.  Have more questions?  Check out our FAQs.

Take a look at our product page for more information about The Middle Ages.  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!

Read a review of The Middle Ages by Peanutbutterfishlessons!

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!