- I would start every semester by establishing a timeline of the history
We would tape a long sheet of paper to the wall to keep track.
I would make sure we have books to show a short chapter of history and
it's significance in Art.
We only spent a few hours each week on it, in between projects.
Some of the significant projects related to the timeline:
Making charcoal sticks and vegetable paints to do 'stone' cave
pictographs on stone slabs.
Mosaics from broken and dyed eggshells
making tempera paints
Doing a fresco, actually grinding lapis for the bright blue color
Studying architecture, portraits, talking about the influence of the
church and art
The revolution of Art after photography
Doing expressionistic paintings to different music.
Environmental Art by going outside to create a sculpture from found
objects, incorporating the sky, ground etc. as part of the design,
None of the projects could be done in 'depth', but it gave the children
a glimpse of Art through the ages..