Whitehouse Independent School District

Art Appreciation, Dual Credit

Course Description: This is an introductory course which provides a comprehensive overview of the world of visual arts. My goal is for you to create a cultural awareness and appreciation of the Visual Arts. It serves to enhance understanding and appreciation for a broad range of imagery, media, artists, movements and periods in history. This course illustrates the place of art in social and cultural life and encourages you to develop judgment in art analysis and criticism. You will become familiarized with this basic core of information through the elements and principals of art, thought, and experience to have the opportunity to become more confident in their visual literacy.

DUAL CREDIT: The purpose of the Dual-Credit course in Art History/Appreciation III is to provide students with the option of earning college credit while completing the Art History/Appreciation course at the High School. The course provides students an opportunity to know about famous artworks from ancient to modern times. Students will become familiar with certain music and literature, which was created during the different periods of art history and different art movements. Students who successfully complete the first semester of the course and examination may receive credit for one semester of Art Appreciation 1301 (3 credit hours TJC).

TJC Handbook for Art Appreciation
The Annotated Mona Lisa by Carol Strickland,
Reference: History of Art by Janson

Supplies: Fee of $35.00 covers the supplies necessary for the class projects. You may, at times, be asked to bring in additional items for hands on projects.

Course Objectives: During the course of the year, it is hoped you will experience an improved understanding of how to enjoy art in your everyday lives, as well as begin to understand:
· the way artists see the world and how to share that vision
· the themes of art and the more controversial aspects of art
· the formal elements of art and their principles of design
· the variety of fine arts media, and how art is made
· some of the major artists, periods, art movements and styles
Plan to be an active learner during class. In this class you will learn to take Cornell notes on information of major artists, periods, movements and styles. You will then create a work of art in the style so that you can learn more in-depth how to manipulate the media involved.
Course Outline:
Review of Elements and Principals
Periods of Study: Projects Associated:
Prehistoric Art/Primitive Art cave painting (charcoal/tar paper)
Egyptian Art Sarcophagus (hand built, hieroglyphics)
Greek/roman Art architecture (plaster/clay relief)
Middle Ages Illuminated Manuscripts (book of Kells)
Gothic Art Notre dam (rose window)
Renaissance Commission Port/acrylic
Baroque Art Stainless Steel/gold leaf jewelry
Realism Wyeth style piece in w/s oil paints
Impressionism Cassatt (chalk pastel)
Post Impressionism (van Gogh/Seurat acrylic)
Fauvism Matisse (high chrome/arbitrary)
Expressionism Kandinsky (watercolors/music)
Cubism Picasso (oil pastels)
Dada Object piece (bring your own)
De Stijl Mondrian (construction paper collage)
Surrealism Photoshop/ Dali style
Abstract expressionism Pollock
Pop Art Warhol (printmaking)
Op Art Escher or Riley style (ink)