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Art History & Astronomy - A Seriously Stellar Time for Lovers of Art & Space-1:1

Pamela Ocana, M.A., E-RYT
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(391)
With the help of two educators, Learner explores connections between archaeoastronomy/human evolution, art/astronomy, expressions from prehistory to today's space, revealing and understanding art & the awe-inspiring science of the universe.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
STEAM approach.
To learn how to think inter-disciplinarily, to study in a mindful way, and to deepen the connections between arts and sciences as it was done by the many great thinkers and creators of our common human history.
Teacher comes from a family of creators and art is in her DNA; she studied studio art in Japan, Dominican Republic, Germany and the U.S.A., including Crealde School of Art; she has a B.A. in psychology, an M.A. in Liberal Studies, her thesis work focused on Symbiotic Relationships, An Exploration of Foreign Born American Artists Living and Working in Central Florida; she subsequently curated an art exhibit for the City Hall Main Gallery; she teaches humanities at the College Level, and loves to share her passion for the arts with students in an interdisciplinary way, drawing in the historical context of works of art.  

Guest Speaker, Dr. Breezy Ocaña Flaquer.  Astrophysicist - Astronomy Communicator/Educator. She is an Adjunct Professor at the San Diego State University, an Outschool astronomy teacher 
(Outschool link:  https://outschool.com/teachers/Breezy-Ocaña-Flaquer?usid=guYc5Up5&signup=true&authTrigger=follow_teacher&follow=true&utm_campaign=share_leader_link), homeschools her three children, and volunteers in a number of educational programs that train children, adults, and other teachers in the science of astronomy, astrobiology and astrophysics.  It is a true honor and privilege to have a guest speaker with her level of - not only her impressive credentials, but her commitment to education.
Homework Offered
To remain curious about Life and take on learning as a life long pursuit of unfolding wonders.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Informal, in the form of a class review. In addition, I will remain available for any questions beyond the end of the class period.
Grades Offered
Class sources include: prehistoric sites such as cave painting,  stone monuments; monuments from ancient civilizations such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt and Mesoamerican ruins;  modern astronomically inspired monuments; art from antiquity to modern day including  sculptures, frescoes, paintings, artifacts, stained glass windows, embroideries, woodcuts, and photographs, including the use of the Stellarium software that calculates the position of the celestial bodies at a certain time in history to illustrate how astronomical observations inspired and informed certain famous art pieces.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(391)
1) I teach subjects that have captivated my mind and heart for a lifetime:  Mindful Yoga, rooted in its well-proven techniques (Mindfulness, Poses, Breathing Control Exercises, and Meditation); kid-friendly Art History classes; Linguistic... 
1-on-1 Tutoring


per session
Meets on demand
90 min

Completed by 11 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18

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