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Summit Art 3

Summit Art 3

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Following the timeline of the K12 History program, third grade Art lessons introduce students to the art and architecture of the Renaissance throughout Europe, including Italy, Russia, and Northern Europe.

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Unit 1: The Building Blocks of Art

  • Classify artworks as portrait, self-portrait, landscape, still life, genre, painting, sculpture, or architecture.
  • Identify and describe the difference between representational and abstract artworks.
  • Identify colors or color schemes as primary, secondary, intermediate, complementary, warm, or cool.
  • Describe the purpose of an artist's sketchbook.

 

Unit 2: Good-Bye Middle Ages, Hello Renaissance: 1300–1400s

  • Describe characteristics of or facts about early Renaissance art or architecture, such as Gattamelata by Donatello and Brunelleschi's Dome.
  • Describe characteristics of or facts about Medieval European and Byzantine art or architecture, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris and Byzantine Madonna and Child on a Curved Throne.
  • Explain that classical Greek and Roman art and architecture inspired early Renaissance artists.

 

Unit 3: The Renaissance in Italy: 1500s

  • Describe characteristics of or facts about Italian Renaissance art or architecture, such as The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, Tombs of Guiliano and Lorenzo De'Medici by Michelangelo, The Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael, and Portrait of a Man by Titian.
  • Describe events in the lives of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Sofonisba Anguissola, and characteristics of their artworks.

 

Unit 4: The Renaissance in Northern Europe: 1500s

  • Describe characteristics of or facts about Renaissance art or architecture in northern Europe, such as Self-Portrait by Albrecht Dürer, Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger, Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, and St. Basil's Cathedral in Russia.
  • Describe events in the lives of Albrecht Dürer and Pieter Brueghel the Elder, and characteristics of their art.

 

Unit 5: Baroque and Rococo Art: 1600–1700s

  • Describe characteristics of or facts about Baroque or Rococo art or architecture, such as David by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Self-Portrait by Judith Leyster, Self-Portrait by Rembrandt, and Prince Balthasar Carlos on Horseback by Diego Velázquez.
  • Describe events in the lives of Judith Leyster and Rachel Ruysch, and characteristics of their art.

 

Unit 6: Asia and Africa: 1500–1700s

  • Describe characteristics of or facts about Japanese, Chinese, Indian, or African art or architecture, such as Act II of Chushingura by Utamaro, a Ming porcelain jar, the Taj Mahal, and a Benin plaque from Africa.

 

Unit 7: American Indians: 1500–1700s

  • Describe characteristics of or facts about American Indian art, such as an Aztec calendar stone, an Inca toucan sculpture, and a Haudenosaunee wampum belt.
  • Colonial America: 1600–1700s.
  • Describe characteristics of or facts about Colonial American art or architecture, such as an American Windsor chair and a teapot by Paul Revere.
  • Describe how the desire for European luxuries affected Colonial American art.

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Course Length 12 Months
Prerequisites N/A
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Teacher Assisted This course is available in two forms: taught by a teacher or designed for independent use. This teacher-supported course is taught through K12 International Academy. It is also available as independent study, where a parent will guide the course.
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  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

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  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

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  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

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