Explore the history of art, for high school students
minimum 8, maximum 15
Class time: (Meets once/week)
Pre-requisites for class:
1 fine arts credit
What do we consider our first pieces of art and architecture? What was the art of the time when Jesus walked the earth? What has made the Mona Lisa so popular throughout time? How do we appreciate art through the lens of God’s awesome creativity?
These are some of the questions we will tackle in Art History. The objective of this class is to help students bring together art throughout history using a biblical timeline overlapped with a standard one. This will continue throughout history to modern art, using the filter of a biblical worldview. The curriculum will cover Ancient and Medieval times, Renaissance, Baroque through Impressionism, and Post Impressionism, ending with a look at 20th-century art. Encouraging an appreciation of the arts, history, and God’s creative gift to us will be the backbone of this class.
There will be one field trip per semester to an art museum. This is not required, but a great way for students to engage in a guided art experience.
Required Books & Materials
No textbook required
Notebook for notes
Classwork / Homework
Students will observe many pieces of art and architecture from each time period, listen to amazing stories about the artists and their experiences, take an occasional quiz on material, and do an end-of-semester project. This is not an ART class; this is more of a lecture-based class to learn the history of art, how to appreciate the creativity God has given people throughout time, and how to analyze a piece of art with creative descriptions. There should not be any homework in this class until the project. Quizzes will be solely based on what is discussed in class the previous week. Final grades will be accumulated from quizzes and projects.