I find that in our homeschool, history and art appreciation go hand in hand. My son's history lessons come alive in looking at historical artifacts and in recreating them himself.
His Spartan Warrior Helmet
We also supplement with art lessons... not just any art lessons, but high quality art lessons that are not elementary. It is important to me that my son is able to use high quality material even at this introductory stage because I believe this helps involve him much more in the process and in instilling a greater appreciation for this craft. Our teacher this past semester simplified his college course for our homeschool coop. It was a wonderful experience for them that made a huge impact on how they understand and view art today.
Making Fresh Tempera Paint
Making Fresh Oil Paints
Mixed Media Collage
Flemish Style of Painting (using charcoal, tempera and oils)
Encaustic Wax Portraiture