Online Fine Arts Classes
- Music Appreciation A & B
- Prerequisites: None
- Length: Two semesters
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Music Appreciation is a streamlined course that introduces the student to the history, theory, and genres of music; from the most primitive surviving examples, through the classical to the most contemporary in the world at large. The course is offered in a two-semester format: The first semester covers primitive musical forms, classical music, and American jazz. The second semester presents the rich modern traditions, including: gospel, folk, soul, blues, Latin rhythms, rock and roll, and hip-hop.
The course explores the interface of music and social movements and examines how the emergent global society and the Internet is bringing musical forms together in new ways from all around the world.
Students complete either a performance practicum or a listening practicum throughout the course. The performance practicum requirement can be met by participation in supervised instrumental or vocal lessons, participation in a church or community choirs, community musical performances, or anything that is structured to meet at regular intervals and legitimately provides opportunities for students to build vocal and/or instrumental skills. The listening practicum requires students to listen to a variety of music genres and comment. Parents or guardians will be required to validate their children’s regular participation in the chosen performance or listening practicum.Back to the Top
- Fine Art 1 & 2
- Prerequisites: None
- Length: Two semesters
This course is a blend of the study of Art Appreciation combined with the completion of Fine Art lessons. The Art Appreciation component of the course uses the first three Units of the Apex Learning Art Appreciation course as described below for the first semester and uses the last three lessons of the Apex Learning Art Appreciation course for the second semester.
The Fine Art lessons allow students to take their studies in Art Appreciation and demonstrate their knowledge using both studio and graphic arts. Students explore a variety of artistic techniques and mediums as they develop their own creative style and craftsmanship. Students document their creative processes using a digital camera and assemble an electronic portfolio of their completed projects at the end of each semester. In addition to their creative projects, students complete a variety of research reports on artistic movements and specific artists.
**Additional Costs Apply: Students are required to complete a variety of art lessons using materials which are not supplied with tuition. Material costs should be around $25-$35, however no guarantee can be made of local art supply prices available to each student. In addition, a digital camera or webcam functioning as a digital camera is required to document completed projects._________
*Apex Learning Art Appreciation Course Description: Art Appreciation is a survey of the history of Western visual arts, with a primary focus on painting. Students begin with an introduction to the basic principles of painting and learn how to critique and compare works of art. Students then explore prehistoric and early Greek and Roman art before they move on to the Middle Ages. Emphasis is placed on the Renaissance and the principles and masters that emerged in Italy and northern Europe. Students end their art tour with the United States during the 20th century, a time of great innovation as abstract art took center stage. While Western art is the course’s primary focus, students will also be exposed to art of Asia and the Americas.
Coverage of each artistic movement highlights historical context and introduces students to key artists that represent a variety of geographic locations. Throughout the course, students apply what they have learned about art critique to analyze and evaluate both individual artists and individual works of art. Art Appreciation is based on national standards developed by the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations, as well as key state standards. It encompasses a variety of skills to enable students to critique, compare, and perhaps influence their own works of art.Back to the Top
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