Students will learn about the Impressionist period and what changes in the world brought about this radical and highly criticized style. Sessions will include information on some of the most recognizable artists of this period as well as insight to the similarities and differences in their subject matter and style. Students work may include:
Seurat - "Dab Art"
Van Gough - Color, Texture and Passion
Sessions will focus on the period following Post-Impressionism. They will use intense color as a vehicle for describing light and space and as a means of communicating emotional state. The Fauvism period quickly evolved, for many artists into Cubism
Students will learn how Cubistic, artists began to look at subjects in new ways in an effort to depict three-dimensions on a flat canvas.
Along with various artists of this style, students may create paintings in the manner of:
Henri Matisse - Cut Outs,
Picasso - Still Life - Pitcher and Fruit Bowl, Klee-Castle in the Sun.
Students will use a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. During sessions students will study some of Abstract Arts earliest icons:
Marc Chagal - Figurative and Narrative art
Joan Miro - Instinct and Imagination
Wassily Kandinsky - Angles and Lines and Curves, Oh My!
Wassily Kandinsky - Color Study
This curriculum explores the art movements and cultural history associated with the 1960's when artists drew on popular imagery. Pop art reintroduced identifiable imagery. Pop artists worked to produce effects that confuse and excite the eye and Minimalism which favored the cool denial of expression over the "dramatic" to call attention to the materiality of the works. Sessions may include:
Minimalism - Frank Stella
Pop Art - Peter Max
Four sessions focusing on four different artists from the mid 20th Century. Each of these artists bring one of many styles of art which evolved from the Abstract Expressionism period. During this time, artists began to step back from traditional art and be different and unorthodox. Sessions may include:
Georgia O'Keefe - Precisionism
Grant Wood - American Regionalist
Louise Nevelson - The Mother of Installation Art
Jasper Johns - Seeing Things Around You
These sessions will help the student build awareness of how cultural differences can profoundly impact everyone. Students will explore roots, rythms, and traditions from all corners of the earth while crafting their own projects, including:
Australia - Aboriginal Art
Japan - Cherry Blossoms
African - Tinga Tinga Paintings