ARTistic Pursuits K-3 (3rd Edition)
The 3rd edition of the K-3 level is made up of three books, which together provide students a chronological overview of art history along with art lessons. The 2018 edition, which is a series of 8 hardcover books, is the most updated edition of the program, but this edition is still available and has some format differences. This series is comb-bound, and covers art history through three books. The 2018 series also incorporates video lessons and features larger reproductions of art masterpieces.
Book One teaches young students what artists do, what they see, and how to interpret these in light of ancient to medieval art, including cave paintings, palaces, pyramids and cathedrals. Book Two guides young artists through the Gothic, Renaissance and Romantic Periods. Book Three continues the journey, covering Impressionism and Modernism (both European and American) through painting and sculpture. As the following volumes are a continuation of the first volume, I would recommend that users begin with the first volume, particularly as it explains a lot of basic art concepts that are not revisited in much detail once you hit the appreciation lessons.