Daily Review and Resources
This page will be updated daily with a review of class, homework, important dates, and additional resources. Please review this page regularly and check before returning from an absence. Documents will be posted under the unit drop down menu under your class title.
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Friday 6/8: Today was the last work period on your final presentations. Please remember to put your power point on the public server so it is easily accessible on the day of your presentation. Also remember to bring a hard copy of your works cited page on the day of your presentation.
Wednesday 6/6: Today was a work day for the final project (see instructions, research assignment, and rubric under Year End Projects). Your Research Assignment is due by the end of class tomorrow.
Monday 6/4: Today we completed Journal #7 (response to Local Artist Bio, see me if you were absent) and turned journals in. I also introduced the final project--see Year End Projects folder for assignment, research piece, and rubric. These are due on the day of your presentation, either Monday June 11 or Tuesday June 12th.
Friday 6/1: Today was a work period on the Local Artist Bio. Be sure these are in the folder on the public server before school on Monday--or e-mail me the document. We will complete our last journal on Monday.
Thursday 5/31: Today we debriefed the field trip and I introduced the Local Artist Bio assignment. See the assignment, template, and example under the Year End Projects tab. Due to Art History folder on public server by 8 am Monday June 4th.
Thursday 5/24: Today we started pulling all the field trip information together and planning for next week's guided tours through the SAM. Look over the information you'll be presenting and make some notes in the margins.
Tuesday 5/22: Today you had work time for the Field trip assignment. Your groups needs to use the template posted to organize the information (be sure to have specific context for the piece that we will actually see at the museum) and e-mail me the document by the end of class Wednesday.
Monday 5/21: Today was a work period for the Field Trip Assignment. Your groups needs to use the template posted to organize the information (be sure to have specific context for the piece that we will actually see at the museum) and e-mail me the document by the end of class Wednesday.
Friday 5/18: Today we took the Modern Art test. If you were absent please plan on attending a make-up next Wednesday at 9:30am. I also introduced the museum field trip project and we'll have work time next week.
Thursday 5/17: Today we reviewed for the Modern Art test tomorrow.
Wednesday 5/16: Today we reviewed and looked at Minimalism. More review tomorrow before the test on Friday.
Tuesday 5/15: Today we reviewed for the Modern Art test which is Friday and finished discussing Pop Art.
Monday 5/14: Today we started Pop Art with a look at Warhol and a rousing game of Where's Warhol to end class. We'll finish up Pop Art tomorrow.
The Modern Art Test is Friday 5/18. See Image review power point.
Friday 5/10: Today we looked at pre-Pop Art, I signed and collected the homework, and we completed Journal #6: What did Leo Castelli mean when he said, “Jasper Johns was Ingres, whereas Rauschenberg was Delacroix.” See critical reading for reference.
Journal #5 (from yesterday): Which abstract expressionist artist do you like the best? Do you prefer action painting or chromatic abstraction.
Wednesday 5/9: Today we finished the Pollock film, completed journal #4 (just write absent in your journal if you missed the film), and discussed.
Tuesday 5/8: Today we started viewing a documentary on Jackson Pollock. We'll wrap up tomorrow and discuss before looking at other Abstract Expressionist Artists. I collected the homework.
Monday 5/7: Today was our last Modern Art presentation (Regionalism) and then we started Abstract Expressionism. Journal #3: Reflection on Lavender Mist by Pollock.
Homework: Critically read the Abstract Expressionism worksheets (extra copies posted under Modern Art tab).
Friday 5/4: Today we had presentations from De Stijl and Social Realism, and I finished Precisionism. We moved Regionalism to Monday.
Thursday 5/3: Today we had the Art Deco group present, debriefed Existentialism, covered Constructivism, and started Precisionism. Three more student groups present tomorrow.
Wednesday 5/2: Today we took a break from student presentations and I taught Suprematism and we did a short activity on Existentialism. If you did not finish the Existentialism worksheet please complete for tomorrow.
Tuesday 5/1: Today we continued with Modern Art presentations. I'll fill in with a few movements tomorrow. If you were absent you'll need to get notes from a classmate or myself as I am writing test questions from these presentations.
Monday 4/30: Today was the first day of Modern Art presentations. If you were absent you'll need to get notes from a classmate or myself as I am writing test questions from these presentations.
Friday 4/27: Today was your last work day for the Modern Art Projects. Presentations start Monday.
Thursday 4/26: Today we had another work period for the Modern Art Projects.
Wednesday 4/25: Today we were in the library for the first full work day on the Modern Art Projects. Homework: Complete the critical reading for your project by tomorrow.
Tuesday 4/24: Today we briefly looked at cubist sculpture before I introduced the Modern Art project. We have work days the rest of the week and presentations start on Monday.
Monday 4/23: Today we finished the documentary on the most expensive paintings sold at public auction and I showed you the updates to the list.
Thursday 4/19: Today we continued with Picasso looking specifically at synthetic cubism and some examples of his later work. We also started viewing a documentary on the most expensive paintings sold at public auction (Picasso has three of the top ten in the film).
Wednesday 4/18: Today we explored analytic cubism through a project--products are displayed in the room. No homework.
Tuesday 4/17: Today we started Picasso with a discussion of the homework, journal #2 (below), and a look at his early work. No homework.
Journal #2: If Picasso has the ability to paint like Raphael, why would he choose to paint in his specific styles? Why would he want to learn how to paint like a child?
Monday 4/16: Today we talked about abstract art as we move in to our Modern Art movement and completed Journal #1 (how do you feel about abstract art and why?). There was time to review the ISMs test and start a critical reading on Picasso. If you were absent there is a copy of the Picasso reading under the Modern Art tab.
Homework: Critically read the Picasso worksheets for tomorrow.
Friday 4/6: Today we debriefed Exit Through the Gift Shop and viewed a 60 Minutes segment on the street artist JR. No homework over break.
Thursday 4/5: Today we finished Exit Through the Gift Shop and completed journal #18 in response. We'll do more formal discussion tomorrow to wrap up street art.
Wednesday 4/4: Today I collected the Banksy background reading and we started viewing Exit Through the Gift Shop.
Tuesday 4/3: Today we started a mini unit on street art. Tomorrow we'll be viewing a Banksy film Exit Through the Gift Shop for which opt out permission slips were sent home (rated R for some language). Please bring these back tomorrow if you are opting out of the film.
Homework: Critically read The Story Behind Banksy article for tomorrow.
Monday 4/2: Today we took the ISMs test. If you were absent please check in with me for a retake time.
I'll collect journals on Friday.
Friday 3/30: Today we reviewed for the ISMs test on Monday--study guide and image review power points are posted under the ISMs tab.
Thursday 3/29: Today we finished viewing My Kid Could Paint That and completed journal #16: General reaction to the film.
Do you think that Marla is completing her paintings by herself? Why or why not?
Does the DVD of her painting make a difference?
Does it really matter who painted the pieces?
IMSs test scheduled for Monday--study guide and image review power points are posted under the ISMs tab.
Wednesday 3/28: After our discussion of Kandinsky's work and ideas related to "a kid could paint that," today we started viewing My Kid Could Paint That :) We'll finish and discuss tomorrow. Your next test will be Monday April 2nd--study guide and image review power points are posted under the ISMs tab.
Tuesday 3/27: Today we looked at Post WWI German Expressionism and I handed some things back. Your next test will be Monday April 2nd--study guide and image review power points are posted under the ISMs tab.
Monday 3/26: Today we looked at Expressionism and added two more artists to our list for review.
Friday 3/23: Today we did some review for the test that is scheduled for April 3rd and finished some notes and discussion on Fauvism.
Thursday 3/22: Today we shared our short stories and took notes on symbolism, expressionism, and fauvism.
Wednesday 3/21: Today we wrote short stories based on images from our next unit. We'll share tomorrow and then look at the pieces. If you were absent, see the short stories power point posted under the ISMs tab and write a brief story about one of the pieces.
Tuesday 3/20: Today we finished Post Impressionism with Van Gogh and Gauguin, reviewed, and took a few notes on the next movement.
Monday 3/19: Today we discussed a few pieces by Van Gogh before viewing a 60 minutes segment on his life and death.
Friday 3/16: Today we looked at the first two artists for Post-Impressionism.
Homework: Art Analysis Worksheet (extra copies posted under resource tab) for pages 879-880 on the two pieces by Van Gogh.
Thursday 3/15: Today we wrapped up Impressionism with a look at Renoir and Degas. We started brief intro notes on Post-Impressionism.
Wednesday 3/14: Today we discussed Manet with a journal on Luncheon on the Grass--the piece that stigmatized Manet as "a danger to public morality." No homework.
Tuesday 3/13: Today we reviewed the journal introduction to Impressionism from yesterday, I signed and collected the homework, and we looked more specifically at Monet. No homework.
Monday 3/12: Today we took brief notes on realism and viewed some examples before moving on to Journal #13 as an introduction to Impressionism.
Navigate to Google Art Project and search Claude Monet. He is our first impressionist painter.
Scroll through and view all of his pieces
Choose three that you like and reflect on each (include title). What do you think about this new movement? What appeals to you about Monet’s work? What don’t you like? How is it similar or different from what we’ve seen?
Homework: Critically read the articles on Impressionism and Monet (extra copies posted under ISMs tab).
Friday 3/9: Today we wrapped up Romanticism with a look at Saturn Devouring his Children by Goya and talked about Goya's life. We then took a break from the current unit and talked a little bit about modern art.
Thursday 3/8: Today we focused on Goya and completed journal #12 (a comparison of Goya's Third of May 1808 and Picasso's Guernica). We will finish Goya tomorrow with a look at Saturn Devouring his Children.
Wednesday 3/7: We debriefed American Romanticism, shared reflections from yesterday, and had time to start the Goya homework.
Homework: Critically read the Goya piece for tomorrow.
Tuesday 3/6: Today we were in the library looking at American Romanticism. See the instructions worksheet under the ISMs tab--due tomorrow.
Monday 3/5: Today we looked at our English Romantic artists--Constable and Turner--with Journal #10.
Friday 3/2: Today we debriefed the pieces you wrote about for homework before completing journal #9--a reflection on six pieces by Casper David Friedrich.
Thursday 3/1: Today we debriefed the journal from yesterday on American Neoclassicism before starting Romanticism with notes and a journal (#8 response to Fuseli's The Nightmare with connections to Romanticism).
Homework: Art Analysis worksheet #1 for Death of Sardanapalus and Liberty Leading the People on pages 834-835 in the Art History textbook.
Wednesday 2/28: Today we completed a journal entry and discussion based on the American Neoclassicism homework.
Tuesday 2/27: Today we continued looking at our French Neoclassical artists and had time to start reading the American Neoclassicism worksheet due tomorrow.
Monday 2/26: Today we turned in the Baroque homework packets and the Rococo Art Analysis Worksheet #2. We reviewed Rococo and started notes on Neoclassicism.
Friday 2/16: Today we looked at Rococo with notes and discussion (we referenced the in-class work from last Friday when I was absent--Art Analysis Wkst #2 for pages 800-803).
Thursday 2/15: Today we finished Tim's Vermeer and completed journal #6 with discussion. Journal #3 and 5 were from the Baroque presentations and journal #4 was from Rococo.
Wednesday 2/14: Today we continued Tim's Vermeer. We'll finish up tomorrow and discuss.
Tuesday 2/13: Today we wrapped up the presentations with a closer look at pieces by the Dutch Baroque artists before starting Tim's Vermeer.
Monday 2/12: Today we finished Baroque presentations because I was absent on Friday. No homework.
Wednesday 2/7: Today was the last work day for the Baroque project. Tomorrow the Italian, Flemish, and English groups will present.
Homework: Critically read the worksheets from the three groups presenting tomorrow.
Monday 2/5: Today was a work period for the Baroque project. We'll meet back in the library tomorrow.
Friday 2/1: Today I introduced the Baroque project and assigned groups and regions. Our first work day is Monday--we'll meet in the library.
Wednesday 1/31: Today we worked on the Northern Renaissance Wrap-up worksheet (all resources and instructions can be found under the Renaissance tab). If you did not finish this in class please complete for homework. We'll debrief tomorrow along with the Bruegel journal.
Tuesday 1/30: Today we continued the Northern Renaissance with a journal on pieces by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. We viewed the pieces on Googleartproject.com so that you could zoom in to take a closer look. We'll finish up discussion tomorrow.
View Hunters in the Snow—analyze the composition, how does he draw the viewer in to the piece? Overall tone?
View Netherlandish Proverbs—Try to guess five of the proverbs shown in the piece.
View three of this other paintings, list the titles and discuss how we see similarities to Bosch and how Bruegel fits with Northern Renaissance characteristics.
Tuesday 1/23: Today was review for the final. Make sure to review the study guide and image power point posted under the Renaissance tab. I'll collect journals after the final on Thursday.
Monday 1/22: Today we finished Durer with a look at Knight, Death, and the Devil before completing journal #12 (how will print making change the art world and the role of patrons?) and reviewing for the final. I've updated the study guide so be sure to see the latest version under the Renaissance tab. I will collect journals on Thursday after you finish the final.
Friday 1/19: Today we started with a little image review before looking at our last artist of the semester Durer. We'll wrap this up on Monday and start reviewing for the final. The study guide and image review power point for the final are posted under the Renaissance tab. I also collected the homework from this week.
Thursday 1/18: Today was all about Bosch. We'll wrap it up tomorrow. No homework.
**Finals Study guide and image review power points are posted under the Renaissance tab.
Wednesday 1/17: Today we talked about the final (a specific study guide will be posted soon) and looked at Giovanni Arnolfini and his Bride before doing some review.
Homework: Critically read the Bosch article on the back of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Bride.
Tuesday 1/16: Today we looked at our first Northern Renaissance artist Van Eyck. We discussed Man in the Red Turban and marked up the Ghent Altarpiece from the two khan academy clips on this painting.
Homework: Label the copy of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Bride from the reading. If you were absent I'll have copies of the image tomorrow in class.
Friday 1/12: Today we started the Northern Renaissance with journal #11 (reviewing the characteristics of Italian Renaissance and based on images I provided brainstorm characteristics of Northern Renaissance.)
Homework: Critically read Northern Renaissance worksheet.
Thursday 1/11: Today we discussed Mannerism using the homework and completed a journal on Tintoretto's Last Supper (#10--how is the piece different from other Last Supper pieces we've seen? How is it Mannerist? What do you like/dislike about the piece?).
Wednesday 1/10: Today we picked up our textbooks (you can leave these at home) and finished discussion of Titian. Homework: complete Art Analysis Worksheet #2 (extra copies under class resources) for the following section in the textbook:
Starting on page 648
Mannerist Painting: A painting of loss and grief
A Mannered Portrait
Monday 1/8: Today we completed journal #9 as a review of Renaissance pieces so far (looked at five pieces) and started Raphael with a look at School of Athens and marking up some examples of his other work.
Friday 1/5: Today, after a brief intro on the Sistine Chapel, table groups looked at a scavenger hunt using a virtual tour of the chapel and answered journal questions. See the 2017 Sistine Chapel Scavenger Hunt document posted under the Renaissance tab.
Thursday 1/4: Today we finished the last section of the Medici viewing guide before talking about Michelangelo's sculptures. We'll look at the Sistine Chapel tomorrow.
Wednesday 1/3: Today we continued discussing pieces by Da Vinci and completed Journal #7 (What do you think about pieces/artists who use another person’s work as the foundation for a new work? Who should get the credit? This was in connection to pieces that use the Mona Lisa as a base).
Tuesday 1/2: Welcome back! Today after a quick review we looked at two pieces by Botticelli and then started a look at Da Vinci. I have image critical readings if you were absent that we'll finish in class tomorrow.
Wednesday 12/20: Today we shared our Renaissance Analysis Papers with table groups and then discussed art forgery after watching a few 60 Minutes clips on recent cases of art forgery.
No homework, enjoy your winter break!
Tuesday 12/19: Today was a work period for the Renaissance Analysis Paper. These are due tomorrow--see assignment under Renaissance tab for turnitin.com info.
Monday 12/18: Today I introduced the Renaissance Analysis Paper that will be due on Wednesday--see assignment under Renaissance tab.
Friday 12/15: Today we finished looking at Mantegna, specifically answering a journal question on Dead Christ (Journal #6--journal #5 was a comparison of David statues from yesterday). We completed Part 2 of the viewing guide for the Medici film.
Thursday 12/14: Today we took a closer look at the Florence cathedral and Donatello's David.
Wednesday 12/13: Today we viewed more of the Medici film--if you were absent, make sure you catch up on the viewing guide from a peer.
Tuesday 12/12: After starting the Renaissance yesterday with background notes, we looked at our first artist today--Masaccio. We also started the Medici documentary which we will come back to in sections as we continue discussing artists that were supported by the Medici.
Friday 12/8: Today we took the Middle Ages test. No homework, we'll start the Renaissance on Monday.
Thursday 12/7: Today we studied for your Middle Ages test tomorrow. I'll collect your Gothic critical reading and Easter Island viewing guide tomorrow after the test.
Wednesday 12/6: Today we finished the Easter Island documentary and briefly discussed. Tomorrow is review for the test so please bring questions--the study guide is posted.
Tuesday 12/5: Today we discussed Gothic sculpture and started a brief look at Easter Island as an example of something outside of Europe during the Middle Ages.
Your test will be on Friday--see the viewing guide posted.
Thursday 11/30: Today we talked briefly about stained glass windows before we started a documentary on Gothic cathedrals.
Wednesday 11/29: Today we took notes on Gothic architecture. We'll continue tomorrow and start a documentary on cathedrals to give us a better visual of these buildings.
Tuesday 11/28: Today we looked at illuminated manuscripts and tapestry as the two dimensional art from Romanesque. Tomorrow we'll start Gothic architecture.
Homework: Critically read the Gothic article for tomorrow.
Monday 11/27: Today we started Romanesque architecture with discussion of the homework collected before break and notes. We'll look at illuminated manuscripts tomorrow.
Wednesday 11/22: Today we finished The Monuments Men and completed the journal below with discussion.
What did you think of the film? Why?
Early in the film Clooney says “Your lives are more important than a piece of art.” After the deaths of Donald and Jean Claude his perspective changes. He says that Donald would have felt it was worth it. What do you think about the mission they are on and the risk involved? Does it surprise you that people were willing to take the risk?
Is it realistic to try to preserve art during a time of war? What about frescos (Davinci’s Last Super)?
Why does Hitler issue the Nero decree?
Tuesday 11/21: Yesterday we started viewing The Monuments Men as a wrap up to our art heist project. We'll continue today and finish tomorrow with a journal and discussion.
Friday 11/17: Today we had an Art Heist presentation, discussed the fall of Constantinople, and colored our own illuminated manuscripts. No homework.
Thursday 11/15: Today we started with a brief conversation about the Da Vinci painting that sold yesterday for $450 million dollars and then looked at Byzantine icons and completed Journal #2.
Homework: Critically read the Romanesque worksheet for tomorrow.
Tuesday 11/14: Today we continued with Byzantine Art with a close look at mosaics. I handed back your Greece/Rome tests.
Monday 11/13: Today we started Byzantine Art as part of our%2