Introduction to Art History I: Ancient--Paleolithic to the Roman Empire (Flex)

Learn about the art practices and culture of the ancient world including the paleolithic period, the arts of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome! (FLEX)
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Over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse 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

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 6

Jun 6 - Jul 18 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Jun 20

Jun 20 - Aug 1 (6 weeks)
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Mon Jul 4

Jul 4 - Aug 15 (6 weeks)
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Mon Jul 18

Jul 18 - Aug 29 (6 weeks)
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Mon Aug 1

Aug 1 - Sep 12 (6 weeks)
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Mon Aug 15

Aug 15 - Sep 26 (6 weeks)
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Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 17 (6 weeks)
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Class Experience

In this course, students will learn about contemporary art movements and be able to comprehend the art they see around them every day! 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 will include minor art or research assignments each week, totaling 1-2 hours outside of classtime
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners are assessed on their engagement with the material and their responses to the prompts each week. Grading available upon request.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Some artwork may contain nudity or scenes of violence


Molly McGill, M.A.
Lives in the United States
College Professor, Art Historian, Writing Coach, Animation Historian, Disney Expert
724 total reviews
630 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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