Introduction to Art History--Asian Art (FLEX)
Molly McGill, M.A.
In this six-week FLEX course, students will be introduced to the history of arts from Asia including Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Islamic arts!
US Grade 4 - 7
Welcome to an Introduction to Asian Art! In this class, students will learn all about the artistic traditions of the Asian continent, traveling to areas such as China, Japan, India, Morocco, and Israel. Students will be able to identify key historical events that shaped the history of Asian art, different art techniques and styles, and the cultural significance of each style of art, such as religious or political factors. Students will look at arts from the ancient period through the...
In this course, students will learn about Asian art history and be able to identify and comprehend the art from this region of the world. Skills developed include: --critical thinking --descriptive writing and discussions --identity politics and discussions of diversity --engagement with various media formats
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!
Homework OfferedHomework will include minor art or research assignments each week, totaling 1-2 hours outside of classtime. Work will be posted in the provided space in the classroom.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedLearners are assessed on their weekly class participation and their homework assignments. Grades provided upon request.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students may encounter artworks in this course that depict nudity or violence. Some artworks will be religious in nature. Specifically Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, and Jewish artworks will be displayed.
Meet the teacher
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...
$13weekly or $75 for 6 weeks
Completed by 10 learners
No live video meetings