A Century of Art - Schoolhouse Teachers

A Century of Art

Length: 9 weekly lessons
Includes: Printable lessons, art projects, and links to online resources
Age/Grade: 6th – 8th Grade

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How to Use This Course

Each lesson in A Century of Art explores the unique elements that contribute to the particular style, including the history, and introduces students to key artists of the time period. Each also includes an art project to familiarize students with the style. Numerous opportunities for students to explore one or more styles more deeply are provided.

Course Introduction

Since the beginning of time, art has been part of our world. No matter the period, artists have created beautiful and interesting works of art. Throughout history, the style has changed dramatically. There were at least nine prevalent styles in the century that spanned 1870-1970. It is in this century we will spend our time. Discussion of each style will include an introduction to some of the prominent artists of the time period, and students will also have an opportunity to practice each particular style on their own.

  • Lesson One: Impressionism
  • Lesson Two: Postimpressionism
  • Lesson Three: Fauvism
  • Lesson Four: Expressionism
  • Lesson Five: Cubism
  • Lesson Six: Abstract Expressionism
  • Lesson Seven: Surrealism
  • Lesson Eight: Art Deco
  • Lesson Nine: Pop Art