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Applied Art History

Course ID: 4623

Applied art history is a hands-on studio art course that combines a survey of all the major art movements throughout history with fun mixed media projects that exemplify each period.
Starting with Prehistoric cave paintings and moving through Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, through the Renaissance and Early Modern Era, and into the 20th century and 2000’s, students will discover the styles, artists, and famous artworks that mark these artistic periods. Weekly classes will involve the creation of a unique artwork that correlates with the art period being discussed. Students will keep a sketchbook for this course and have weekly assignments. Projects will involve working with a variety of art mediums throughout the year.
This course is an excellent way for students to synthesize a wide range of historical time periods in a very hands-on and enjoyable manner while gaining skills in various methods of art-making.

Resources and Materials:

  1. Sketchbook


    — Author: Canson Brand ONLY


    — Canson XL Mixed Media, 98 lb, 60 sheet, spiral bound. MUST BE 9 x 12 size!



    (Note: If a student is taking any other art course with Mrs. Beaupied they will need to purchase MULTIPLE sketchbooks, one for each course.)

  2. Art Portfolio


    — Author: Star Products Size 14 x 20


    — Please try to obtain this exact portfolio in the 14 x 20 size. Do not purchase a clear portfolio- they are too flimsy.



    (Note: Students who are taking any other art course with Mrs. Beaupied may use the same portfolio for all courses.)


  3. Handheld pencil sharpener with receptacle


    — any brand acceptable

  4. soft pencil case


    — No hard boxes- just soft, zippered pouches, please. Any brand/style acceptable.

Categories: Art; History
Target Levels: Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
High School Credits: 1

Tuition and Class Schedule by Academic Term:

Full Year 2024-25

  • Tuition and Fees

    • Tuition Fee: $595.00

    • Paid Security Guard Fee for Safety of Students: $25.00

    • Art Supply Fee: $50.00

  • Section 1: Marcy Beaupied (Projectartworkclasses@gmail.com) (Open)

    • Thu 9:25 am - 10:45 am

Topics and Objectives
1. Survey of Major Historical Art Movements from Cave Painting to Modern Art
— Recognize key artworks from each period
— Be able to name a key artist or artwork from each time period
— Understand the cultural and philosophical influences driving each art movement
— Learn the dates and locations of each art movement
2. Create Original Artworks in the Style of Each Major Art Movement
— Apply knowledge of a particular art movement in the creation of an original artwork
— Gathering inspiration from an art movement and creating one's own original interpretation of an artwork done in that style
— Work in a variety of art media to create original artworks inspired by each art movement
— Learn skills and techniques in a variety of art media
— Exercise logical reasoning when choosing art medium for original artworks
— Make and execute a design plan when creating original artworks
3. Gain Skills in Handling and Caring For a Variety of Art Supplies
— Maintain an organized studio and personal workspace while using art tools correctly
4. Keep a Running Sketchbook Throughout the Course.
— Using the sketchbook to maintain a running timeline of historical art movements
— Using the sketchbook as a tool for developing visual ideas and gathering inspiration
— Using the sketchbook to complete weekly assignments related to each art movement
5. Art Critique
— Analyze and evaluate different famous artworks using the D.R.I.V.E acronym

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