Are you studying the Ancient Roman time period and looking for great art projects for Ancient Rome to share with your children?  Maybe your family has touched on some topics about Rome, and you would like to round out your children’s 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 Ancient Rome, an integrated hands-on art history video course that tell the story of history with art history and great hands-on art projects!

What can you expect?

In each of our units you can expect great history told in story with great art history images and hands-on projects. That means when we study about the the Roman Empire, we show images of characters from Ancient Rome painted and sculpted down through the history of art as we tell the story.  We also link back to our own history as Americans and talk about how the Roman Republic influenced our founding fathers.

In Take Time for Art’s Ancient Rome we cover the time periods from before the the rise of Rome to about 450 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.  And we also have the privilege of teaching from a Christian worldview, so we get to cover the birth and death of Christ and how Christianity changed the world. While we won’t cover everything thing that happened during the Roman Empire, we like to give a broad overview as we look at the wonderful art and history.

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 Take Time for Art’s Ancient Rome when we look at the beautiful Roman mosaics around the time of Pompeii, we then make a mosaic.  In addition, we offer simple and more complicated versions so that most of your family can participate at their level.  Plus, almost all of the materials are included in our wonderful materials kits. 

What art projects are included?

1.  A simple Roman engineering project about how arches are built

2.  A Roman portrait painting

3.  A Roman bust project using air-dry clay

4.  A Draco puppet project

5.  A Roman mosaic

And then there’s our wonderful Complete Art Materials Packs! 

At Take Time for Art, we understand that you are busy, and that’s why we offer our materials packs.  You can choose  our Complete Materials Pack that includes everything you need to complete our projects except for simple things such as scissors, tape, and glue. The items listed below are included in our Complete packs.

About 2 lbs. air-dry clay

1 container of acrylic paint (gold)

1 permanent marker

1 set of watercolors

1 watercolor palette

2 sheets 9×12 watercolor paper

Terra cotta tile *

Triangular shaped glass tiles *

Self adhesive paper *

2-11×14 Gold/silver poster board *

White poster board

Templates *


Playground sand

Crepe paper

Ice cube tray

But you may be a family that has a well-stocked craft closet.

You may have many of the items on our list already. In that case, you will be interested in our Essentials Pack. This pack includes the harder to find items. The items in the Essential Pack are in bold with an (*) in the list above. Keep in mind that you will need all the items in the list in order to complete the projects for our video streaming course on Ancient Rome.

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 hereHave more questions?  Check out our FAQs.

Take a look at our product page for more information about Ancient Rome.  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! 

So once again, welcome to Take Time for Art’s Ancient Rome! 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.  It’s a good day to Take Time for Art.