HUMANITIES: Art Survey -- Painting, sculpture, architecture, music, poetry, film, mass-media, everyday.
Starry Night, Van Gogh The Pipe Smoker, Paul CÚzanne Under the Poplars, Claude Monet The Kiss, Gustav Klimt Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali
ArtLex Link 1000+ Sculptures Wikipedia Great Poets Link
Art Periods & Movements Architecture Link
A link to many other links (scroll up on this page. It links to the middle of the site)
ART HISTORY RESOURCES ON THE WEB: Contents
Italics indicates the subject material discussed in class; underline indicates in-class assignments or homework.
Scope and Sequence, with Idaho Achievement Standards: LiNk
Quarter 1/Semester 1
9-09: What is art? What is good art? Rules of thumb of good art. Prehistoric art. Homework assignment: Understanding Art.
9-11: The horse through time, prehistoric to modern. Styles and periods, the dynamism of art.
9-15: Review of periods, part 1: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism. Internet worksheet.
9-17: Review of periods, part 2: Impressionism, Postimpressionism, Expressionism, Realism, Modernism, Postmodernism. Internet worksheet.
9-21: Internet research: painters and their paintings. Review.
9-23: Introduction to perspective in drawing. Drawing single-point and double-point perspective cubes.
9-25: Review of painters and their paintings. Research essay: Identify an artists, explain their motives, and why you like their work.
9-29: No class. Homecoming rally.
10-05: Review of artists. Adding shadowing to two-point perspective drawing. Finish essays.
10-07: Review art and artists: justify responses. Begin interpretation of van Gogh's Starry Night.
10-09: Continue van Gogh project.
10-13: Finish student versions of "Starry Night;" complete a Pollock-style work.
10-15: Drawing exercises. Human form. Right brain vs. Left brain.
10-19: Test game. Exam for the previous section is Monday, 10-19. Introduction to sculpting.
10-21: Sculpture links: Renaissance; Baroque; Neoclassical; Impressionism. Begin pinch-pot sculpture.
10-23: How sculptures are made. Continue on sculpture project.
10-27: End of section test. Continue on project.
10-29: Internet research. Use Wikipedia. Here is a cool link: World's Tallest Statues.
11-04: Determining a sculpture's style/era through identifying clues. Finish first project.
11-09: What is plagiarism, and what it isn't. Madonna through the ages. Begin "Thinker" project.
11-11: No class (Veteran's Day Assembly)
11-17: Internet research: important architectural structures. Test review.
11-19: Introduction to Architecture section. What is an arch? What is a vault? Why are they used? Link #1; Link #2;
11-23: Sculpture Quiz.
11-25: Compare and contrast three architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance. Begin building project.
12-01: Compare and contrast three types of arches using legos. Continue on project.
12-03: The Greek Orders. Tour of Cathedrals. Review of important buildings from our study list. Continue on project.
12-07: Slide presentation of significant buildings: Westminster Abbey, Notre-Dame de Paris, Florence Cathedral, St. Peter's Basilica, Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, Petra. Continue on project.
12-09: Slide presentation of significant structures: Angor Wat, Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Chrysler Building, Empire State building, RCA building, Guggenheim Museums -- NY and Bilboa, Spain; Sears Tower, Space Needle, Sydney Opera House. Famous Architects worksheet.
12-11: Slide presentation. Work on projects.
12-15: Review architectural styles: Richardson Romanesque, Beaux Arts, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Neoclassical. Continue on project.
12-17: Review architectural styles: Prairie, Mission, Ranch, Bungalow, American Foursquare, Postmodern/Internationalism, Deconstructivist. Projects are due.
1-04: Test game.
1-06: Significant Building review game. Differences between Romanesque and Richardson Romanesque.
1-08: Begin new secion: Introduction to Poetry.
1-12: Architecture test.
1-14: Famous poets and poems. Poem research: LINK.
1-21: Create a haiku. Poetry analysis assignment.
1-25: Introduction to plays and playwrights. What is a good play? Aristotle's six elements of drama. Freytag's Triangle. Plot and other terms. Assignment: identify examples of types of plots.
Quarter 3/Semester 2
1-27: Begin our study of Romeo and Juliet.
2-01: Continue our study of R & J.
2-03: Research assignment: plays and playwrights: LINK. LINK. LINK.
2-09: Begin Death of a Salesman
2-16: Analyze the play thus far. Finish the film.
2-18: Freytag's Triangle. Begin A Raisin in the Sun.
2-23: Introduction to great Literature. Novel; Genre; Literary.
3-02: Play author and book match game. Begin reading One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch.
Distribute reading assignment:
3-08: First reading quiz. Watch clips of the movie.
3-12: Second reading quiz. Generational Art. "We are products of our time." In-class assignment. Continue reading.
3-16: Final reading quiz. In-class assignment: ODITLOID analysis. Minimum of 20 lines.
3-18: Great literature in miniature. Analyze O. Henry's Gift of the Magi.
3-22: Internet research.
3-24: No class (testing day)
3-26: Introduction to the orchestra. What does the conductor do?
3-30: The Orchestra: LINK.
4-01: Begin movie: Amadeus
Quarter 4/Semester 2
4-12: Form of a classical piece: Link.
4-13: Review composers and compositions. Begin movie: Amadeus.
4-15: ISAT testing
4-19: Bach: Air on the G-string. Rossini: William Tell Overture; Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain.
4-21: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring; Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee; Bach: Cello Suite #1. Finish movie: Amadeus.
4-23: How to add video or audio files to a PowerPoint: LINK; Composers and scores: LINK; LINK; LINK
4-27: Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto Nr.2;Continue on project.
4-29: Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture & Nutcracker Suite. Continue on project.
5-3 through 5-13: Presentations
5-17: Begin our exploration of Multi-Media art. Try this link.
5-17 through 6-9: Work on Mix-media art projects.
6-11: Presentations due.
"Get outta here! And have a great summer."