Art History at Glenfield College is taught at Year 13. Students have the opportunity to study art produced in the Italian Renaissance and the United States after 1945. Artists include Giotto, Duccio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michaelangelo.
By studying the art of the past and the present, Glenfield College students are able to:
A – Investigate the functions of art within its social and cultural environment.
B – Respond to visual experiences in ways that enrich their sensory, emotional, spiritual and intellectual awareness.
1 Investigate the circumstances which influence the making of art.
2 Identify the relationships between artists and society.
3 Recognise the ways in which values are attached to art.
4 Understand the relationship between the production, distribution and reception of art.
5 Interpret meanings through the analysis of function, content, style and methods of making.
6 Use and understand appropriate methods and language when responding to art.
7 Recognise individual, regional and period styles.
Skills that can be learnt are the analysis of artworks, the researching of the context and history of the artists as well as the examination of subjects and themes. Students acquire credits from Achievement Standards at Level 3.
The Art History Department is made up of one teacher and lessons are composed of the investigation of paintings and sculpture both in the classroom and on field trips. As well as providing a satisfying addition to your own knowledge of enjoyable objects, you can study to assist your career prospects or as a preliminary to taking the subject further at a tertiary college.
Teacher-in-Charge of Art History
Phone: 444 9066 ext 910
Email: [email protected]
Please see details of our course in the Visual Arts