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The Christian Heritage Art Program is a DVD-based program that permits students from age 5 through 15 to visually experience the artistic heritage which inspires their faith. The DVD for each level involves students in viewing famous works of art, interpreting their message, and creating their own masterpieces. Click on "View Samples" above for a detailed scope and sequence for all grade levels.
Please note: The CD is a necessary part of the program and includes details of how to teach all the lessons (levels 1-8), enrichment activities, narratives, and bibliographies and credits. For a family with fifth- and sixth-grade students, for instance, both Levels 5 and 6 and one CD must be purchased for a comprehensive program.
Level 4 (Ages 8-10)
The Ancient period in this Level has the students following Abraham and his descendants as they view the art of Egypt and Mesopotamia, and then make their own bas relief clay and plaster sculptures. The Renaissance period focuses on the artist Masaccio while learning the main principles of perspective. Then the students make their own initials in colored block perspective.
Level 5 (Ages 9-11)
The High Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci is studied in this period and the students learn the art of scale drawing. In their last lesson of the Modern period, Impressionist artists such as Monet, Renoir and Seurat are studied. The students, then, make their own Pointillism still life.
Level 6 (Ages 10-12)
In the third lesson of Medieval Stained Glass the Gothic cathedrals of Europe are the impetus for the students to learn various color schemes and incorporate them into their own contemporary designs. Markers and oiled crayon is the medium used. In the 17th-18th centuries lesson the students make pastel self-portraits after viewing the portraits of Rembrandt and Franz Hals.
Level 7 (Ages 11-13)
In viewing the beautiful ancient Greek vase designs, the students study the human figure and create their own athletic event in a crayon tempera etching. The Late Renaissance artist Caravaggio is studied in the fourth lesson. In examining his dramatic religious paintings such as the Conversion of St. Paul, the students show their knowledge of foreshortening in creating appealing posters.
Level 8 (Ages 12-14)
Level 8 is divided into six sequential lessons which introduce students to six periods in art history: African, Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, 17th and 18th Centuries and Modern. In the first lesson students arrive with the missionary fathers in Central Africa and see the beautiful bead jewelry worn by the natives. Then under the impetus of this carefully wrought art, they create their own jewelry from colored magazine papers and bread beads. In the Renaissance period the students study Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, see the restored ceiling and then, taking inspiration from these beautiful frescoes, make a charcoal figure drawing of one of their classmates.