Disclaimer: I was given free Art in History kit in exchange for my honest review, and was not required to post a positive review. All opinions are my own. I was compensated for my time.
This school year I wanted to make an effort to take our learning from out text books and experience them in real life. I think this is the best way anyone (not just children) can really learn and think about what they are being taught.
I am always looking for a way to bring our school lessons to life. When it came to History I have been a bit stumped. We have tried to make do with great books that we’ve picked up at the library and looking for visuals online, but to be honest it left a sort of gap in our learning.
Enter Art in History
Stoked is the best word to explain how I felt when I was able to get my hands on Art in History. I remember thinking it would be a fantastic way to incorporate hands on learning!
While my daughter painted her apothecary jar, we discussed what we had previously talked about in the lessons. I love that the lesson didn’t just stick to the black in white of our paper, it became a part of something she was creating with her hands.….and from that time era too
What came with the art kit?
We got the Italian Renaissance – Albarello/Apothecary Jar kit (you can find it HERE)
- One pottery apothecary jar
- A set of paints
- Two paint palette’s (small paper plates to put your paint on)
- A sponge (not all art kits will use this but it’s there if you need it)
- A lesson guide
What is the lesson guide all about?
I was really curious about this part of the kit. I wasn’t sure how thorough, or if it would skim over the historical information. I was pleasantly surprised with how well this lesson was packed with great information. The lessons are not broken down in a “do this day 1, and do this day 2” concept, instead it flows as if you were reading an article. It is broken down into sections, so you can easily adapt this to a several day lesson plan.
We choose to read this over a few days, and then the day we did the art project we read it from beginning to end once more.
How will you know what designs to make, and what is authentic to each history art kit?
In addition to having that explained in the lesson, I also love that they have four pages of sample motifs. How cool is that? Oh, and they are in full color too! When you purchase this kit you will be able to download the lesson plan via the Art In History website.
She had so much fun making this!
Love it and want it?
Art in History is offering you all a 10% off of all orders over $100. Simply enter coupon code HOMESCHOOL10 upon checkout. (Valid through 11/30/13).
A note from Art In History: In addition to the kits, we are now selling our craft paint as well. AIH is happy to announce that we have created a paint line to meet the specific needs of the craft industry and the classroom. Our custom paints are safe, have no odor, are non-toxic, and conform to ASTM D-4236 safety standards. All acrylic paints are conveniently packaged in 2 oz. bottles. Our all-purpose paints can be used on bisque, wood, metal, plastic, and other general craft projects. https://www.artinhistory.com/art-projects/205/AIH-Acrylic-Paint.PLEASE NOTE: All historically correct paint colors are included with purchase of Artifact(s). Paint colors may vary depending on monitor variations.
**please note: if you buy a kit now and win the giveaway, Art in History will refund your cost of one project (9.95 plus S/H)
Win your very own Art in History Kit!
- Winner will receive 1 art kit ($9.95 value, plus S/H)
- Winner may choose from any World History or US History project
- Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 72 hrs
- Winner must have a US or Military address