We recently had the opportunity to review The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective from The Master and His Apprentices. What a great addition to our art history studies. I only wish we would have had this earlier in the school year.
Available in both print and e-book format, The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective was created for students in high school to earn a full elective credit in art study/humanities.
But what sets The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective apart from other art history programs is the perspective that it has been presented from. This program presents art to students with a Biblical basis. It breaks art history down into sections on a timeline and allows students to choose either self-study with this program or it can be teacher led for classroom/co-op use.
We had the opportunity to review the both the Textbook and Teacher Guide for The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective in ebook format. The Student Textbook is packed full of information. It really reminds me a lot of my college art history textbook from a few years ago. The information was very easy to read in PDF format that I chose to use. The textbook contains full-color pictures of artwork, as it speaks of art from a Biblical perspective. Scriptures are quoted throughout the lessons. If nudity is art is bothersome to your and your family, you do not need to worry with The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective. It does not contain any nude art.
The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective Student Textbook does not contain any type of questions or work to go with what your student is reading. That information is contained in the Teachers Guide. The Teachers Guide contains grading information, as well as a suggested schedule to allow your student to stay on track for finishing this program during their school year.
The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective does encourage important literature/research writing with their program. Such important skills are needed for college. There are four research papers that you can assign to your student throughout their art year. Guidelines and suggestions are provided in the Teachers Guide, so no extra work and planning will be required of you as the teacher.
The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective Teachers Guide is where student questions and other worksheets are located to help your student to review and retain the information they are reading. There are also four exams provided for you to hand out to your student, to make sure they are retaining the information they are studying.
Here is a sample of some of the questions from Chapter 3:
These questions are print ready, and before you stress about needing answers for the materials.... they are provided for easy grading. If you are teaching this class though, they provide you a weekly syllabus and guide for each chapter to help keep you on track. This allows you to plan out your time schedule for class preparation.
The boys and I read this program together. I split the material down into smaller sections, so we were able to cover a chapter in roughly a week. Some chapters took a little longer. One suggestion I do have for The Master and His Apprentices, would be to make an audio option for their textbook. With the boys learning disabilities, sometimes the reading out loud was overwhelming. The boys struggled to read and understand independently, which is why we love to use audio textbooks.
The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective is a very budget-friendly art program for both homeschool families and co-ops. They provide the ability for you to purchase reproduction rights to print for classrooms for only $2.00 per student extra. You can legally print your consumable materials then for larger classroom use.
The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective is a full art history program. I have found it to be well-written and enjoy the addition of scripture in our weekly reading. As I have been studying artists weekly with the boys to fulfill their art history elective, I really wish that I would have had The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective earlier in the year. It would have saved me a lot of extra research time while looking for artist/time period information.
I have decided that we will continue to keep reading The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective and using it to review alongside their World History studies from this past year, prior to starting level of that program in September. We can definitely use this right alongside our history studies, and continue their learning.
Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to review The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective, click on the link below to see how they used this program in their homes and how they felt about it.
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