When I would think of Art Appreciation I pictured the kids and I snuggled on the couch studying great works of art and learning about the artists.  I have to admit that was NOT how it happened when we first started to include Art Appreciation in our school week.  It was a mess.  I tried so hard to achieve what I thought was the perfect way of studying art.  It was so stressful and the kids totally did not enjoy it.  So we quit.