Fine Arts 5: 1200 AD – 1800 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 5: 1200 AD – 1800 AD

In this course, students will examine the paintings, sculptures, and architecture of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Mannerism, and Baroque periods. The class will study works from these great artists: Cimabue, Giotto, Fra Angelico, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Tintoretto, Ghiberti, Donatello, Botticelli, Raphael, Jan Van Eyck, Correggio, Cellini, Reubens, and Rembrandt. The basic elements of art will be used to create drawings, paintings, sculptures, prints, etchings, and embossings that mimic the great works.