Advanced Placement Art History
Grades 11, 12
Take a trip from the prehistoric caves of Altramira to present studios of contemporary artists. This class is an introduction to Western art and architecture with attention to non-European cultures. This progressive course introduces students to artists, schools and movements, chronological periods and specific dates, and the subjects, styles, and techniques of particular works of art. Students explore varying contexts of ideas and social/ historical situations in which works of art have been created. Students gain an appreciation of art from various times and cultures, and they learn about the materials and processes in the creation of art and architecture from class lectures, readings of the text, videos, and slide presentations. Each student must give a detailed presentation of an artist, period or style of art, or a specific work of art.