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Re: Daily Art History


From: Suzette Milam (suzmilam_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Sep 14 2002 - 07:22:29 PDT

When the kids come in they get out their art history note sheet (ditto).
I show a different Masterpiece by the same artist each day Mon.-Thrus.
I used to do this with overheads, now I use powerpoint.
Example: Artist: Keith Haring
                Title: Ignorance=Fear
                Subject: Narrative
                Style: Abstract
                Date: 1982
                Media: Acrylic paint on canvas
Size 42 font on the T.V. Screen.
Then the next slide is of the image, filling the screen. They draw this on
the note sheet next to the information. We discuss the work. I tell them
some stuff about the artist. They put their notes away and we get started on
our lesson.
On friday I give them credit for having their notes in their binder and
ckeck the sketchbook homework.
At the end of the quarter we have an Art History Quiz. They get to use the
notes they have for the test. I have cut and pasted 6 different Masterpieces
into one powerpoint without information. The students look through their
notes to find the information on the image shown. It is an easy "A" if they
have their notes. My objective is really building their allusionary base.
But it also helps them to build critique skills as well. For example, I
will leave the STYLE: __________ portion blank as the year progresses and
ask them to tell me what style the work is. I have found that it works best
to go through the timelime backwards. Start with what they can relate to
easiest (ie.Keith Haring) and they seem to stay hooked better as we move
backwards in time.