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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective from The Master and His Apprentices: A TOS Crew Review

Rose has wanted to be an art teacher since she was in 1st grade. Specifically, she wants to teach at a school overseas and also do mission work. Last week she publicly committed to this calling the Lord has given her at camp. She is a very steady young lady and consistently looks for opportunities to pursue this passion. The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective from The Master and His Apprentices is a great step towards the art portion of her passion. 

The Master and His Apprentices

Rose has worked through quite a few different "how-to" type art curricula, but never one that focuses on the history of art. The fact that it is from a Christian worldview made it all the more exciting! We opted to use the pdf files with an e-reader app on her tablet. The teacher guide and the textbook are a beautiful pairing. I appreciate how thoughtful the discussion questions are and the simplicity of the exams. It definitely covers the material, but not in a rote memorization kind of way.

I had Rose read the assignment and write out her discussion question answers for us to talk about later. I assigned her a chapter a week and allowed her the freedom to break it up in whatever way worked best for her since we are on a modified school schedule. She is a very conscientious student so this worked well, but if you need to give specific assignments each day it is simple enough to do so. She opted to write her answers on separate paper. There is space when the papers are printed, but she felt it was difficult to write in the lines given and preferred her own notebook.

Rose told me she greatly appreciated that the focus of this has been on the Lord as Creator and the ultimate artist of our universe. This is a very unique perspective when it comes to art history where the artist is glorified above God in many cases. Even if an artist does not acknowledge his talent is from the Lord, we still know that to be true. I too appreciate how thoroughly this is covered and in a way that makes sense to her.

I also really like the papers which are assigned for each period. The research and writing skills required for this are so important and I love that they are included in this particular course. Rose loves to write and is looking forward to this as well. There are specific requirements given for each paper and along with the discussion questions and exams make this a rich course for high schoolers.

Rose is now in 8th grade and is working on this as a high school credit. She will complete the entire course, including exams, and receive a grade for it. I'm very pleased so far with both the content and the workload. It is definitely a high school level course and this has been an excellent introduction into that world for her. I would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in pursuing a career in art or is just curious about art history. It is a very well-written and quite deep course.

We give this our full recommendation! Take a look at what my Crewmates had to say!

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