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High School Art History & Mixed Media Art/Drawing 14+yo. Learning Records

High School Art History & Mixed Media Art/Drawing 14+yo.

 

2 Semesters

 

 

 

Students will be studying Art History through the Ages in a meet-the-Masters-style class where they will learn through appreciation of the Masters and their works.  Students will then create an art project similar in style to that of the artist or the period.

Students will be exploring a variety of media including watercolors, charcoal, colored pencil, chalk pastel, and oil pastel!  They will also be practicing and expanding their drawing skills, while learning about the various elements of art, such as line, texture, value, and shape!

 

 

2nd Semester

 

01/27/15 Week #1

Objectives: Learn about and discuss the English, Spanish, and French Baroque periods and the birth of Rococo.

Activity: Decorate an object using the ornamental prerequisites of the Rococo style.

 

02/03/15 Week #2

Objectives: Learn about and discuss the rise of Neoclassicism and the great nonconformist, Goya.

Activity: Create an artwork inspired by Goya’s “Black Paintings” using a limited range of colors.

 

02/10/15 Week #3

Objectives: Learn about and discuss the age of Romanticism: its emphasis on emotion and the exotic.

Activity: Create an artwork inspired by a Romantic landscape painter: either Caspar David Friedrich or J.M.W. Turner.

 

02/17/15 Week #4

Objectives: Learn about and discuss French and American Realism: at last, reality without a “retouch”.

Activity: Pay tribute to Whistler by using music to inspire a “realist” painting.

 

02/24/15 Week #5

Objectives: Learn about and discuss the Industrial Age and the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Activity: Create an Arts-&-Crafts-style leather bookmark.

 

03/03/15 Week #6

Objectives: Learn about and discuss the influence of Art Nouveau.

Activity: Create an illustration inspired by the style of either Alphonse Mucha or Aubrey Beardsley.

 

03/10/15 Week #7

Objectives: Learn about and discuss the age of Impressionism.

Activity: If weather allows, paint a landscape scene out of doors.  If not, create a pastel artwork inspired by the ballet dancers of Degas.

 

03/17/15 Week #8

Objectives: Learn about and discuss Ukiyo-e: the art of Japanese woodblock prints.

Activity: Create a print in the Ukiyo-e style.

 

03/24/15 Week #9

Objectives: Learn about and discuss the first modern sculptor: Rodin.

Activity: Create a mini-sculpture in a modern style.

 

03/31/15 Week #10

Objectives: Learn about and discuss the Post-Impressionists.

Activity: Create a small-scale painting using pointillism.

 

04/14/15 Week #11

Objectives: Learn about and discuss Early Expressionism.

Activity: Create an artwork by distorting form and color to convey feelings.

 

04/21/15 Week #12

Objectives: Learn about and discuss the arrival of Cubism with a focus on Picasso.

Activity: Create an artwork in the cubist style, splintering form to show simultaneous views of an object.

 

04/28/15 Week #13

Objectives: Learn about and discuss American Modernism with a focus on Georgia O’Keeffe.

Activity: Create an artwork inspired by O’Keeffe’s floral close-ups.

 

05/05/15 Week #14

Objectives: Learn about and discuss the principles of Dada and Surrealism with a focus on Salvador Dali.

Activity: Create an artwork in a surrealist style inspired by the recollection of a dream.

 

05/12/15 Week #15

Objectives: Learn about and discuss Pop Art in America with a focus on Andy Warhol.

Activity: Create a collage inspire by the principles of Pop Art.

 

05/19/15 Week #16

Objectives: Semester Review

Activity: Multiple-choice end of semester TEST – Finish up all incomplete art projects.

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