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March 26, 2012

ART: the Renaissance

from:Salazar, Abby

to:Art 7/8

Hi All,

To wrap up our 2011-2012 school year our 7th and 8th grade students will discover how artists of the Renaissance period gave their inquisitive nature audience, thus abandoning the restrictive tendencies of the Byzantine philosophy and approach to life and society.  Our studies will help us understand how this newly embraced freedom gave way to intellectual enlightenment. Through observations and studies artists began to understand more fully the design and workings of the human form, architectural perspectives, as well as all things natural.

Students will again have a portfolio compiled of a variety of drawings reflecting the various techniques practiced by our favorite Renaissance artists.  To round out our studies students will also be assigned an oral presentation and a written research paper on their choice of Renaissance artists as well as quizzes, a new forum of discussion called the "Cunae Cafe", and the ever dreaded FINAL.

We've got such a great group of students!  I look as forward to the fabulous works yet to be created as I do the fun shared in the process of creating. 

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs. Abby

Jan. 04, 2012

Pop Art

from:Salazar, Abby

to:Art 9/10

Hi All, 

Wrapping up this 2011-2012 school year at Cunae our 10th graders will be taking a look at the Pop Art movement of the 1950's.  Students will explore the liberating focus of the Pop Art movement and it's objective of making art accessible to all people with an emphasis on consumerism.  Pop Art theology continues to influence contemporary movements of today.  Consumer objects have conceptual opportunities that can be utilized to visually communicate, promote, and convey trends and ideas.  Students will study and reproduce  works that reflect techniques of Pop Art favorites such as Kevin Haring, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and George Rodriques.  We will also discuss the significance of the object in our culture in a new forum, the  'Cunae Cafe'.

In the interest of encouraging our students to investigate the various artistic venues in our community, we are assigning a project where students will visit various museums/exhibits, then write a critical analysis reflecting on the exhibit as a whole with focus on a single work of art. 

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks,

Mrs. Abby

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