1. 30+ Art History Books & Resources for Homeschoolers

How Great Thou Art's An Introduction to Art History by Barry Stebbing is a full-year of art history that can be integrated into any type of homeschool! This curriculum features age-integrated, 30-minute sessions that connect art history to other areas of fine arts.

This course includes a 44-page booklet with the lessons that students either read or listen to; a set of full-color sheets featuring artwork by each featured artist; and a set of cardstock art lesson cards. Twelve days' worth of lessons for each artist combine factual information about the artist's life with a brief art lesson. Three quizzes are also integrated into the program. As students finish studying the masterpiece cards and complete their art history lessons, they can be placed into the included three-ring-binder, creating a delightful portfolio by the end of the course.

Students will study Rembrandt, Carl Linnaeus, and Edgar Degas. The art lessons cover drawing with lines, adding texture, copying the Masters, soft lead colored pencil work, and beginning painting with markers. Terms covered include: primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, tones, monochromatic pictures and color theory, foreshortening, Impressionism, Neo Classical period, pastels, composition, focal point, chiaroscuro, and more.

Ages 6 & up.

Note that one sculpture discussed is a nude sculpture, but the publisher has blocked out the objectionable parts with a bar; there is a brief discussion in the text regarding Greeks glorifying nudity while Christians are taught that nakedness is your shame.

Reproducible for use within one homeschool/family.

This "An Introduction to Art History" course includes:

  • An Introduction to Art History: A Classical Approach to Art Part I: Rembrandt, Linnaeus, and Degas; 44 pages, paperback booklet
  • 10 full-color cardstock cards, three-hole-punched
  • 15 art lesson cards, cardstock, three-hole-punched (black and white)
  • Three-ring-binder

Recommended materials that are NOT included:

  • Set of 12 colored pencils
  • Set of 8 water-soluble markers
  • Medium nib black drawing pen
  • #6 round brush

ARTistic Pursuits: Art History for Grades K-3

  1. ARTistic Pursuits Volume 1: Art for  Children, Building a  Visual Vocabulary (Grades K-3)This product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Brenda Ellis
    Artistic Pursuits Inc / 2018 / Hardcover
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  2. ARTistic Pursuits Volume 2: Art of  the Ancients (Grades K-3)This product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Brenda Ellis
    Artistic Pursuits Inc / 2018 / Hardcover
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  3. ARTistic Pursuits Volume 3: Art of  the Middle AgesThis product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Brenda Ellis
    Artistic Pursuits Inc / 2018 / Hardcover
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  4. ARTistic Pursuits Volume 4: Artists  that Shaped the Italian  RenaissanceThis product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Brenda Ellis
    Artistic Pursuits Inc / 2018 / Hardcover
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The Master & His Apprentices Curriculum

  1. The Master and His Apprentices  Textbook
    Gina Ferguson
    Rimrock Media Group, Llc. / Hardcover
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  2. The Master and His Apprentices  Teacher Guide
    Gina Ferguson
    Rimrock Media Group, Llc. / Trade Paperback
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Come Look with Me: Discovering Women Artists for Children

The Come Look with Me Series is no dry discourse on art history or painting technique. Instead, it pairs quality art reproductions with thought-provoking questions, encouraging the child to enter the painting or sculpture and explore it through the artist's eyes, through the eyes of the people depicted, and through the child's own imagination.

Each work of art is paired with simple, open-ended questions and a brief background on the artist and his or her work, providing adults with added understanding and a basis for further discussion.

The Handy Answer Series

The Handy Art History Answer Book is organized chronologically with chapters on the art of the ancient world, baroque and beyond, the modern world during and after the world wars and more. The easy-to-browse Q-and-A format is highly readable, featuring header questions with bolded key words and short answers of one or more paragraphs that provide a basic answer. 1,000+ questions are included, and cover art fundamentals, the basics of architecture, and finding meaning in art. 304 pages. Softcover.

Introduce your young students to the fabulous and fun world of art with the World's Greatest Artists Series. Full-color reproductions and kid-friendly overviews of the artists' life are presented alongside cartoon-characters of the artist, bringing a clever dimension to the series. Fun and educational, these light yet realistic books make an easy and exciting transition into studying the fine arts. Ages 4-8.

  1. Getting to Know the World's Greatest  Artists: Da VinciThis product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Grolier Publishing Company / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Getting to Know the World's Greatest  Artists: MichelangeloThis product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Mike Venezia
    Grolier Publishing Company / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Getting to Know the World's Greatest  Artists: Claude MonetThis product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Mike Venezia
    Grolier Publishing Company / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Getting to Know the World's Greatest  Artists: Georgia O'Keeffe (Revised Edition)This product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Mike Venezia
    Children's Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Christian Art History

Baroque and Rococo Art

  1. The Authentication of Rembrandt's  Titus F 1655
    James R. Garcia
    Xulon Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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The Impressionists

  1. ARTistic Pursuits: Art of the  Impressionists (Grades K-3, Volume 6)This product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Brenda Ellis
    Artistic Pursuits Inc / Hardcover
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  2. Vincent van Gogh & the Colors of the  Wind
    Chiara Lossani
    Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Edgar Degas: Paintings That Dance
    Krisin N Cole, Maryann Cocca-Leffler
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2001 / Trade Paperback
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  1. ARTistic Pursuits Volume 4: Artists  that Shaped the Italian  RenaissanceThis product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Brenda Ellis
    Artistic Pursuits Inc / 2018 / Hardcover
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  2. The Renaissance ArtistsThis product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Diane C. Taylor
    Nomad Press / 2018 / Hardcover
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  3. Who Was Leonardo DaVinci
    Roberta Edwards
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2005 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Michelangelo
    Diane Stanley
    HarperCollins / 2003 / Trade Paperback
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  1. ARTistic Pursuits: Art of the Modern  Age (Grades K-3, Volume 7)This product is part of our current Homeschool Sale promotion
    Brenda Ellis
    Artistic Pursuits Inc / Hardcover
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    Brenda Ellis
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  3. The Fantastic Jungles of Henri  Rousseau
    Michelle Markel, Amanda Hall
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2012 / Hardcover
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  4. Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors
    Jane O'Connor, Jane O'Connor
    Grosset & Dunlap / Trade Paperback
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Art History Texts and Resources