This class is designed to help you learn about art history, art criticism and aesthetics. We will learn about a variety of artworks and styles and explore how they reflect the cultures in which the works are produced. We will use technology such as the Internet, Slides, Docs, and other programs to learn about and to create historically relevant documents, presentations, and visual images. You do not need to be proficient at producing art to be successful in this class!
Projects & Concepts
What Makes Good Art?
Students will learn to view and critique art, and determine what makes a piece successful or aesthetically pleasing.
Art History Research Poster
Students will research their favorite artist or work of art and create a poster about the history of the artist or artwork. Their poster may be created on poster board or in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.
Design a Game: Art History Edition
In groups, students will create a board game or game show about an art history movement, including the game board, pieces, cards, game box and instructions.
Art History Timeline
Each student will create a timeline in chronological order of movements, significant works of art and key artists throughout history.
Students will create 5 pieces that they would give to an artist as gifts, which are both handmade and relevent to the artist.
Art History Collection
Individually, students will compile a collection containing important resources for art history information, such as videos, articles, photos, etc.
Students will research a controversial art topic, person or event, and report on their findings in a PowerPoint presentation.
Interview an Artist
Students will choose an artist, then write out and "interview" that artist.