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Art History: Renaissance Masters

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Art History – Renaissance

This class is part of the full year Art History series.
You do not have to take the classes in this series in any specific order, but it is recommended that students at least take the Intro to Art course before beginning the Art History series.

Other classes in this series include:
Art History: Ancient Civilizations
Art History: Indigenous Americas
Art History: Middle Ages

In the span between the 14th and 17th centuries, the artistic, political, and economic “rebirth” in Europe following the Middle Ages came to be known as the Renaissance. During this time of diverse aspirations and passionate ideas, Greek literature and Greek art had once again come to light as source for inspiration. From its birthplace in Florence, Italy, the artistic fervor of the Renaissance spread throughout Europe, inspiring some of the greatest works of art and architecture that influenced the later development of Western art, and which are still widely admired and appreciated today.

This four week class will explore the works of the artists known as the great Renaissance Masters—including the art of Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, as well as a few other select well known artists of the Renaissance.

No live classesview lessons on YOUR schedule. In general, expect 1.5-2.5 hours to work through the lesson plan each week, and an additional 2-5 hours working on assignments (it really depends what assignment your child chooses to do and how they manage their time). For classes with two levels, the material is the same for boththe depth of the assignments differs. Younger students should usually be placed in Level 1. Older students, or younger students who want more of a challenge, should be placed in Level 2.

Each lesson consists of a fully narrated PowerPoint presentation with images and videos to enhance the topics. Students will have access to our learning management system, Canvas, for viewing their lesson, printing worksheets, taking quizzes, viewing/submitting assignments, participating in discussions, and viewing grades/feedback. Read more details about class format.

Week 1
Week 1 will begin with an introduction to the Renaissance—the beginning of this “rebirth” and the inspiration for the movement. We will also explore the art and architecture of Italian artist Raffaelo Sanzio da Urbino, known commonly as Raphael.

Week 2
Week 2 will primarily focus on the work of Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and poet Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.

Week 3
In week 3 we will study the life and work of Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, or Leonardo da Vinci–artist, architect, engineer, and scientist.

Week 4
Week 4 will cover various other well-known Renaissance artists, including Italian painters Titian, Sandro Botticelli, and Peter Paul Rubens. Week 4 will also explore various other famous paintings, sculptures, and architecture from the Renaissance.

Next Level Homeschool is a firm believer that not all learning should happen from behind a screen! That's why we give students the freedom to submit their assignments in the way THEY want to! We don't want regurgitation learning here. By allowing students to use their own talents, skills, and passions to complete assignments, they become even more engaged and retain the information. Why? Because now it's literally in their hands! We receive thousands of projects every year from our students: written reports, videos, models, posters, Scratch, Minecraft, Roblox, songs, poems, skits, drawings, sculptures, craftswe've seen it ALL! And WE LOVE IT!!

Click here to view just a few projects we've received from students who have taken this class and see what YOUR kid could be learning with Next Level Homeschool!

Course Features

  • Schedule Spring 2024
  • Activities History
  • Lessons 4
  • Suggested Ages 10-17 One Level