Summer 2024 Catalog


Ever Ancient Ever New: Level 1 Art History, Appreciation, Theory, and Practice

Bethany Pedersen, M.A. Ever Ancient Ever New, Level 1 combines art history, art appreciation, art theory, and hands-on art activities into a single, easy-to-use program! The full-color textbook tells the “story of art” from the cave artists to the High Renaissance masters, paying special attention to the spiritual significance of art as an expression of “the human need to surpass the visible” (Benedict XVI). As each artistic period is discussed, detailed Picture Studies teach students the “language of art” as they engage with over 60 masterpieces. Each chapter also includes a lesson in Art Theory , with a focus on the seven elements of art. The full-color textbook is accompanied by an Art Pad of homeschool-friendly art projects. These projects teach fine arts skills while reinforcing the lessons in art theory and art history. For example, the art history lesson on how Renaissance artists employed linear perspective is complemented by an Art Pad project in which the student makes his own perspective drawing. The author of Ever Ancient Ever New is a practicing artist with an M.A. in theology who wrote her master’s thesis on sacred art in the theology of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). She believes that all great art points beyond itself to God, the source of all beauty. The purpose of Ever Ancient Ever New is not merely to teach art history, but still more to cultivate a sensitivity to beauty and to the way God speaks through art. Ever Ancient Ever New leads children to God by Benedict XVI’s “way of beauty.” The Textbook is designed for students in grades 5–9, but it could also be used with older students if they have not studied art history before. Non-consumable—this text can be used over and over again! 35 chapters, 366 pgs. Lavishly illustrated in full color! Softcover. 8½"×11" ART1-T $44.95 The accompanying Art Pad has 35 weeks of project instructions and templates. Black and white text with special templates on colored cardstock and artist’s paper. Pages are not reproducible; each student will need his own Art Pad. 147-page tear-off pad. 8½"×11" ART1-P $14.95

“I can’t say enough

about your fantastic curriculum! Going on our 8th year in the fall. To know I can trust that the materials are all solidly Catholic and that our children are learning their faith through each subject is such an incredible blessing. Thank you for continuing to provide such excellent materials. We’ve especially enjoyed the Ever Ancient Ever New art program we ordered this previous school year when it came out. I absolutely love it, and will continue to incorporate it into our school year. Thank you for providing the tools to give us, as parents, the confidence to provide our children with an excellent education.” —Kristine, WI

“M Y boys really appreciated delving into water color, and they all liked the metal work. And learning about icons and Byzantine art was great.” —Bernadette, CA


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