Art History 4 Kids: Medieval Art

Art History 4 Kids: Medieval Art

In this series, students learn about Art History from Cave Art to Modern Art. In the "Medieval Art" course, students learn about Early Christian and Byzantine Art, Early Gothic Art, Islamic and Romanesque Art.

What's Included: 4 projects

Course Designed For: 1st - 6th Grade (younger students may need assistance)

PROJECT 1: EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

Project Description: In this class, students learn about the Early Christian artists who created art to tell the stories of their belief in Jesus Christ. Students will learn how these artists used symbols to hide what they were drawing because it was Christianity was illegal at that time. They will create a project inspired by the Byzantine mosaic, "Ravenna Doves".

Supplies: Black, white, orange and blue paper, scissors, glue, oil pastels, pencil, sharpie, eraser.

 

PROJECT 2: EARLY GOTHIC ART

Project Description: In the class, students will learn about the French cathedral, Notre Dame, an excellent example of Gothic Architecture. Students will create a project inspired by Gothic Stained Glass windows. 

Supplies: Pencil, sharpie, eraser, parchment paper, black paper, permanent markers, scissors, glue, black puffy paint.

PROJECT 3: ISLAMIC ART

Project Description: In this class, students learn about art that was created about the Islamic religion for their mosques. Students will create a mandala inspired by the Islamic art that focused on using pattern and decoration, because artists were discouraged to draw people and animals based on their religious beliefs.

Supplies: Watercolor paper, pencil, sharpie, eraser, colored pencils, watercolors.

PROJECT 4: ROMANESQUE ART

Project Description: In this class, students learn about the Christian Crusades, pilgrimage churches, illuminated manuscripts and tapestries. Students will create a picture inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, which today is considered the best documentation we have that shows us what Medieval clothing and customs looked like. 

Supplies: Watercolor paper, pencil, sharpie, eraser, watercolors and colored pencils.