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Intro to Art History for High School II-Impressionism Modern Contemporary (FLEX)

In-depth, ten-week FLEX schedule art history class for middle and high school students, exploring the arts and artists of the Baroque, Modern and Contemporary periods--all taught by a college professor!
Molly McGill, M.A.
756 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
No live meetings
Over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times


Mon, Dec 5

Dec 5, 2022 – Feb 13, 2023 (10 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon, Jan 2, 2023

Jan 2 – Mar 13, 2023 (10 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will learn the following things in this course:
--How to talk about and describe art, both verbally and in written form
--The characteristics of art of different movements and cultures
--How to think critically about art and images that are presented to you
--How art fits into a larger historical context and how world events shape art production
I have been teaching introductory art history courses at the undergraduate level for three years now and one of the biggest complaints I get from my own students, who are primarily college freshman and sophomores, is that they were not exposed to the arts sooner. I wanted to develop this introductory course for middle and high schoolers so that they could have a foundation for talking about the arts earlier than at the college level and be exposed to history in a new way! 
Each week, students will respond to questions that correlate with the week's topics in 1-2 paragraphs. There are two larger writing assignments--one visual analysis where the student describes a work of art in detail and one short research paper where the students select an artist and explore their biography and one of their works in relation to their biography. Students may be expected to watch 10-20 minutes of additional video or read 5-15 pages of writing each week.
Learner progress is assessed through in-class discussions, online discussions, and written assignments. Grades available upon request for the overall course. Both larger written assignments will receive a grade. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Artworks discussed may include scenes of violence, nudity, or religion.
Students will be provided with scholarly articles and videos relating to the week's content in the classroom with each post every week. 


Molly McGill, M.A.
Lives in the United States
College Professor, Art Historian, Writing Coach, Animation Historian, Disney Expert
756 total reviews
697 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschool families! My name is Molly McGill and I am so excited to be teaching on the Outschool platform and sharing what I love with students from all over the world. I earned my Masters in art history from the University of Colorado, where... 
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