History through Art – Ancient to modern 5-8yo.
In this year-long class, youngsters will be introduced to many famous artists (such as Velázquez, Rembrandt, and Hokusai) as well as several notable works of art and the periods that they originated in. After a time of learning and discussion, students will get hands-on and reinforce their learning by creating their own works of art inspired by the lesson of the day! There will not be any homework involved.
01/28/15 Week #1
Objectives: Learn about the end of the Baroque period and the birth of Rococo.
Activity: Decorate an object using the ornamental prerequisites of the Rococo style.
02/04/15 Week #2
Objectives: Learn about the great nonconformist, Goya.
Activity: Create an artwork inspired by Goya’s “Black Paintings” using limited colors.
02/11/15 Week #3
Objectives: Learn about the dramatic age of Romanticism.
Activity: Create a Romantic landscape painting inspired by Arthurian legend.
02/18/15 Week #4
Objectives: Learn about French and American Realism: at last, reality without a “retouch”.
Activity: Create an artwork inspired by Whistler.
02/25/15 Week #5
Objectives: Learn about the Industrial Age and the Arts & Crafts Movement.
Activity: Create an Arts-&-Crafts-style leather bookmark.
03/04/15 Week #6
Objectives: Learn about the beauty and influence of Art Nouveau.
Activity: Create an illustration inspired by Alphonse Mucha.
03/11/15 Week #7
Objectives: Learn about the amazing Impressionists.
Activity: Create a pastel artwork inspired by the ballet dancers of Degas.
03/18/15 Week #8
Objectives: Learn about Ukiyo-e: the art of Japanese woodblock prints.
Activity: Create a print in the Ukiyo-e style.
03/25/15 Week #9
Objectives: Learn about the first modern sculptor: Rodin.
Activity: Create a mini-sculpture in a modern style.
04/01/15 Week #10
Objectives: Learn about the pioneering styles of the Post-Impressionists.
Activity: Create a painting inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
04/15/15 Week #11
Objectives: Learn about the new approaches of Early Expressionism and Symbolism.
Activity: Create an artwork inspired by Gustav Klimt using gold paint, bright colors, and collage.
04/22/15 Week #12
Objectives: Learn about the arrival of Cubism with a focus on Picasso.
Activity: Create an artwork in the cubist style using geometric shapes.
04/29/15 Week #13
Objectives: Learn about American Modernism with a focus on Georgia O’Keeffe.
Activity: Create a large, floral painting inspired by O’Keeffe.
05/06/15 Week #14
Objectives: Learn about Dada and Surrealism with a focus on Salvador Dali.
Activity: Create an artwork in a surrealist style inspired by Dali’s The Persistence of Memory.
05/13/15 Week #15
Objectives: Learn about Pop Art in America with a focus on Andy Warhol.
Activity: Create a Pop Art-inspired collage.
05/20/15 Week #16
Objectives: Semester Review
Activity: Finish up all incomplete art projects.