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I’m excited to announce that I am offering my first course for high school students starting on January 19, 2016. This 9 week, online course is an introduction to art appreciation and will prepare your students to study art history.
Note: I also have an adult version of the course. You can find information about that at this link.
The course is a mix of both synchronous and asynchronous learning activites designed to make your student think!
The unit topics include:
- Aesthetics: The Philosophy of Art
- Visual analysis: The Elements of Art
- Visual Analysis: The Principles of Design
- Art Criticism
- Art Interpretation
- Multiple Perspectives / Critical Lenses
- Art Museums
- Introduction to the Study of Art History
The course includes:
- 8 interactive live lessons in an online classroom (with recordings-only option if you can’t make it live) with breakout rooms, interactive discussion, and shared whiteboard activities
- multiple writing assignments
- targeted looking questions
- discussion board assignments
- 2 painting assignments
- optional art museum visit assignment
- creative and complex thinking about art!
- optional grading support
The course dates are January 19 to March 18, 2016. While it is recommended to complete the course during this time frame, your purchase grants you full access to the course and recordings created during the course run for 5 months from the date of your purchase in case you choose to complete the material at a slower pace.
The one-hour live lessons are Fridays at 3pm EST, and all of the live lessons will be recorded and posted in the course. If you can’t make that time or you want to work on your own time schedule, purchase the recordings only option below. There is no live lesson the week of February 22 (there will be assignments to complete however!).
Live Lessons Schedule:
- January 22, 2016 – What is art? (Aesthetics)
- January 29, 2016 – The Elements of Art
- February 5, 2016 – The Principles of Design
- February 12, 2016 – Art Critique – Share your artwork!
- February 19, 2016 – Art Criticism
- March 4, 2016 – Ways of Looking / Critical Lenses
- March 11, 2016 – Interpretation
- March 18, 2016 – Introduction to Art History
Teacher Grading Support
Quizzes and tests are computer-graded for everyone, but for the written and artwork assignments, you can purchase grading support for the course which includes targeted and specific feedback from me for each assignment your student completes. Feedback formats vary and may include written, audio, or video feedback. To make sure I have time to give you quality attention and feedback, this option has a 40 student limit.
You will also receive a final report card at the completion of the course.
Grading will be completed within 4 days of student submission. There will be no grading done the week of February 22, because I will be on vacation!
Click the buttons below to create your account and make your purchase.
There are two versions of the course: one includes attendance at the live lessons and one includes recordings only. The rest of the course is the same for the two options. There are student limits on the live lessons and grading, so if you want these, buy now before they fill up!
Live Lessons Option:
Students get full access to the course and all of the live sessions on Fridays at 3pm EST. There is a limit of 30 students in the live lessons option to ensure the best learning experience for the attendees. Right now, the live lessons option is open.
Recorded Lessons Option:
Students get access to the course and all of the recordings of the live sessions.
Grading Support Add-On:
After you enroll with one of the other two options, click below to add grading support. (Quizzes and tests are computer-graded for everyone). You can add this at any time, and you will have the option to add it from your course homepage if you don’t want to purchase this now. There is a limit of 40 students for the grading support option. Right now, the grading support option is open.
You will have two painting assignments in the course. Affiliate links are below, but you can get these from anywhere art supplies are sold or use what you have around the house.
You will need:
- 12×18 white paper (at least 2 sheets) (for one assignment, you could use a canvas or canvas board)
- Acrylic Paint (tempera paint would be okay, but acrylic is recommended. Watercolor paint will NOT work for this assignment)
- Paintbrushes (at least one medium-sized)
This is the first of four 9-week courses I will offer! The next three will cover art history from prehistory to present! This first course will prepare your students for the work to come in the next courses, but each can be completed as a stand alone course.