AP ART HISTORY lima shawnee high school

Instructor - Mr. Krawetzke

Email - krawetzkeb@limashawnee.com

Equivalent to a two-semester introductory college course, AP Art History is a survey of art history from prehistoric through contemporary. Students will explore the nature of art, art making, and responses to art. The majority of the class is based in lecture and discussion focusing on important paintings, sculptures and architecture throughout history. The course goes well beyond the “art in the dark” stereotype incorporating various studio projects and hands on activities including collaborative research assignments and art history themed music videos

"Art Hi[STORY] ...All artwork has a story behind it. Learn the story and have a better understanding of why it was created." - Mr. K
Gain a broader understanding of world history through the arts
Akhenaton, Nefertiti, and three daughters / The Fountain / Nikisi n'kondi figure

The curriculum and content of the course are based on 3 sets of big ideas and essential questions intended to encourage investigation of art throughout time.

Essential Question 1: What is art and how is it made?

Essential Question 2: Why and how does art change?

Essential Question 3: How do we describe our thinking about art?

"It is surprising how many influences from art history you see around you everyday." - Kai Malcolm, Class of 2018
See a connection between society and the artworks they create
Great Hall of the Bulls, Lascaux, France Object by Meret Oppenheim, 1936

The College Board's redesign involves 250 works of art divided up into 10 content areas focusing on a global perspective. The image list has been reduced from 500 works of art to 250 works to promote a more thorough understanding.

I. Global Prehistory, 30,000 -500 b.c.e. = 4% (11 works)

II. Ancient Mediterranean, 3500 b.c.e - 300 c.e. = 15% (36 works)

III. Early Europe and Colonial Americas, 200-1750 c.e. = 20% (51 works)

IV. Later Europe and Americas, 1750 - 1980 c.e. = 22% (54 works)

V. Indigenous Americas, 1000 b.c.e. - 1980 c.e. = 6% (14 works)

VI. Africa, 1100 -1980 c.e. = 6% (14 works)

VII. West and Central Asia, 500 b.c.e. - 1980 c.e. = 4% (11 works)

VIII. South, East and Southeast Asia, 300 b.c.e. -1980 c.e. =8% (21 works)

IX. The Pacific, 700 - 1980 c.e. = 4% (11 works)

X. Global Contemporary, 1980 - Present = 11% (27 works)

For a complete list of the works (including images) click on the link below.

Gain an enhanced visual vocabulary and ability to better articulate works of art
Artworks are divided up into 10 unites ranging from Global Prehistory to Contemporary
"The point of Art History is to become fluent in the one truly universal language, to better understand your fellow human, and to recognize humanity; whether in the failing artist next door or in a Chinese emperor 30,000 years ago. Language will always be limited, but as the saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words." -Kylie Kuhlman, Class of 2017
Gain a richer multicultural awareness
2015-2016 AP Art History Students at the Toledo Museum of Art

Experience art. Art History students take an annual trip to the Toledo Museum of Art to see great works by master artists such as Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh and Matisse.

Your perspective on art completely changes -Celine Doute, Class of 2018

Creative collaborative projects. Shown above is an example of the midterm video project. Click on the link below to see more examples of student videos and other various studio projects.

Develop critical thinking skills
3.92 was the average AP Art History score for the 2016 Shawnee High School students

The Advanced Placement Program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies - with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both - while still in high school. AP Exams are given each year in May. Students who earn a qualifying score on an AP Exam are typically eligible, in college, to receive credit, placement into advanced courses, or both. - www.collegeboard.com

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