from:Salazar, Abby

to:Art 7/8

Time March 26, 2012

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

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