Harmony Fine Arts Medieval and Renaissance Art and Music Sample from Ebook

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This is a sample from my Harmony Fine Arts ebook for Medieval and Renaissance Art and Music. See this entry for more information:http://harmonyartmom.blogspot.com/2009/01/harmony-fine-arts-medieval-and.html


Table of ContentsOverview How to Get Started List of Composers and Artists Book List Art Supplies List Featured Works-How To Steps for Picture Study Additional Viewing Ideas Notes: Draw Squad Notes: Artistic Pursuits Art and Music Notebook Weekly Schedules Weeks 1-4 Giotto/Vivaldi Weeks 5-8 Fra Angelico/Bach Weeks 9-12 Leonardo da Vinci/Handel Weeks 13-16 Raphael/Haydn Weeks 17-20 Botticelli/Mozart Weeks 21-24 Michelangelo/Beethoven Weeks 25-28 Bruegel/Schubert Weeks 29-32 Durer/Berlioz Painting Index Coloring Page Index Blank Artist Notebook Page Blank Composer Notebook Page Page 10 Page 12 Page 14 Page 16 Page 18 Page 20 Page 22 Page 24 Page 27 Page 37 Page XX Page XXX Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 7 Page 7 Page 8 Page 8 Page 9

How to View and Use the Featured Works in Option OneThe featured works listed in Option One are all linked to internet websites where you can view the paintings online. The links are also listed along with the options so if you print out the pages, you can still manually type in the web address for the paintings. To view a featured work, sometimes you will need to look for the specific artist and then click the particular painting you are looking to view. Most images you can click to enlarge them for a better viewing size. You can right click on the painting with your mouse and copy it to your desktop to print it out. In most cases, it is permissible to download one copy for study purposes. You can print out the artwork, slip it into a page protector, and then keep it in a binder to review from time to time. Printing the paintings out in a 4 inch by 6 inch size is an economical way to provide art prints. This is a good size for your art notebook as well. You can also make the featured work your computers wallpaper background and view it for a week. You do this by right clicking the image and then choosing to set the image as your desktop wallpaper. This has been a successful method in many families and made the paintings more prominent in your home. In the Appendix of Harmony Fine Arts there is an art print for each artist studied. You can view these right from the eBook page or you can print the page out on your color printer.

Steps for Picture Study in any of the Three Options1. Choose the painting to be viewed. 2. Have the child sit quietly and look at the painting. 3. After a time of looking, hide the painting from view and ask your child to tell you what he remembers about the painting. 4. That's it. It is as simple as that. 5. To extend the activity for older students, you may have them sketch the painting from memory.

Additional approaches to viewing the artworkFor a more general approach to picture study you could use the following suggestions: 1. Ask the child to look carefully at the work of art. 2. Have a discussion with your child about the artwork. 3. You can prompt your child with the following questions if they are having trouble discussing the painting. What colors do you see? What objects can you see in the painting? What is going on in the artwork? Is the work of art true-to-life? What ideas or emotions do you think this work is trying to express? Do you like this piece of art and why or why not? Do you like this artwork more now than you did when you first saw it? 4. Have the child write a review of the painting for their notebook. 5. Sketching the painting is always a good challenge for older students. After sketching, you can have them put their artwork in their art binder alongside a print of the original.

Medieval and Renaissance Art Weeks 1-4 Option 1 Picture StudyGiotto di Bondone (1266-1337 CE) Gothic/Italian Featured Works: 1. *Flight into Egypt, c. 1305-1306 (image 56) 2. Life of St. Francis, Renunciation to Wealth 3. The Dream of Joachim, 1304-1306 (image 27) 4. Lamentation of Christ, c 1305-1306 (76) Weeks 1,3, and 4: www.abcgallery.com. Week 2: http://www.christusrex.org/www1/francis/SSF-renounce-m.jpg Biography: http://www.abcgallery.com/G/giotto/giotto.html *See Painting Appendix

Option 2 Art Appreciation with Art Skills1 Read: Getting to Know the Worlds Greatest ArtComplete:

ists-GiottoRead: Renaissance pages 6-9

Draw Squad Pre-Test page 21Read:

Draw Squad Ten Key Words of Drawing page 24-25View: Flight into Egypt List all the colors you see in the painting.


Read: Renaissance pages 10-13 View: History for Kids-Giotto Additional information about Giotto and a slideshow of his paintings. (Preview slideshow before sharing it with your children.)

Complete: Draw Squad Lesson 1: Foreshortening View: Life of St. Francis, Renunciation to Wealth Observe the buildings shapes and angles. Draw some of the buildings shown in the Life of St. Francis into your drawing notebook. Complete: Draw Squad Lesson 2: Surface View: The Dream of Joachim and observe the different surfaces in the painting. Recreate the building in this painting in your notebook showing what you learned about surface.


Read: Renaissance pages 16-17 View: Cappella Scrovegni: Visit the chapel online and be sure to click on the link to view the paintings from the entrance to get a better idea of how they are arranges in the chapel.


Add Giotto to your timeline and complete an artists notebook page. Giotto Biography

Complete: Draw Squad Lesson 5: Density View: Homage of a Simple Man, Detail and observe the shapes and arches. Use the concepts from this lesson to recreate this painting in your notebook.

Notes for Option 2:Week 2: Link to History for Kids: http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/art/giotto.htm Week 3: Link to chapel: http://www.wga.hu/tours/giotto/index2.html Week 4: Link to Giotto biography: http://www.abcgallery.com/G/giotto/giotto.html Week 4: Link to painting: http://www.abcgallery.com/G/giotto/giotto34.html

Medieval and Renaissance Art Weeks 1-4 Option 3 Artistic Pursuits with Picture Study1

Artistic Pursuits 4-6 Book 2Unit 1 pages 5-8 Complete watercolor project on page 8.

View: Option 1 paintings and as you view each painting, note all the different colors that Giotto used.


Artistic Pursuits 4-6 Book 2Unit 1 pages 9-10 Complete the Final Project on page 10 using watercolors

After completing the Final Project, watercolor a portion of one of Giottos paintings.


Artistic Pursuits 4-6 Book 2Unit 2 pages 11-13 Complete the observation painting on page 13.

View: Option 1 paintings and as you view each painting, note all the primary colors that Giotto used.


Artistic Pursuits 4-6 Book 2Unit 2 pages 14-15 Complete the Final Project on page 12 using watercolor pencils.

View: Option 1 paintings and as you view each painting, look for hard and soft edges.

Notes for Option 3:Parents: Please pre-read pages 1-4 before week one so you have an introduction to Artistic Pursuits.

Composer Study: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)Story of Vivaldi and CorelliListen to tracks 1-12 for a narrative biography. Listen to tracks 13-14 for complete musical selections.

Add Vivaldi to your timeline and complete a composers notebook page.

Optional listening: Classics for Kids: Vivaldi

Notes for Composer Study:Link to Vivaldi biography: http://www.naxos.com/composerinfo/Antonio_Vivaldi/22387.htm Link to Optional listening: http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showview.asp?ID=1


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