Fine Arts 4: Earliest art discoveries–1200 AD

 

Course Overview for Fine Art 4, 5, and 6

The Fine Arts courses will present a historical overview of great art and artists, beginning with ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece, through the European Renaissance, and concluding with early American art. This journey follows the School of Grammar course of history studies taught in second through sixth grade but approaches this same historical journey from the perspective of great art and artists.

The focus of this class is to become acquainted with some of the world’s greatest artists and their works, to appreciate fine art, and to produce art in the form of hands-on projects that enable students to experience the creative, artistic process about which we are studying.

Fine Arts 4: Earliest art discoveries–1200 AD

This course begins with the study of the oldest paintings in the world: cave paintings. The class will move on to explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of the ancient Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Greeks, and Romans; it will conclude with an investigation of the great works of art and architecture produced in the Middle Ages. The basic art elements of lines, shape, color, value, texture, form and space, will be used to create drawings, paintings, and sculptures.