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Art History – Renaissance

Art History – Renaissance is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students taking Art History engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production.

Students study art from the Renaissance Period that emerged in Italy in the late 14th century and reached its height in the late 15th and early 16th centuries in the work of Italian masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. An emphasis is placed on understanding the historical and global contexts of the time and its influences since on art and culture.

Students will engage in historically relevant studio activities; utilize research skills to discover social, political, economic, technological, environmental, and historical trends and connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, or 12

Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit

Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas