Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 46: Building An Art Gallery (5/4/11)

Standard: 7.8.5: Detail advances made in literature, the arts, science, mathematics, cartography, engineering, and the understanding of human anatomy and astronomy.
Aim: The historians of 2016 will create a 10 or more piece art gallery showcasing pieces from the Renaissance Period.

Task 1: Submit your homework. There will be a homework quiz tomorrow, so be ready!

Task 2 Quick Question: If you were there... You are an apprentice working in the studio of a famous painter. You admire him but think some of his ideas are old-fashioned. Most of the time, your job is to paint the background of the master's pictures. Now, though, you have finished a painting of your own. You are proud of it and want the world to know who made it. But the master says an artsist should never put his name on a painting. Would you sign it?

Task 3: Complete your three-slide presentation on your artist. Post your presentation to your portfolio.

Task 4: You are going to create an art gallery using Capzles or Google Presentaiton. If you are using Capzles, to need to Create a Capzles account.

Track Mr. Sanders as he explains how to create and share an art gallery using Capzles. Create a an art gallery showcasing 10 or more pieces of art from the renaissance period. Make sure you describe each piece of art to the best of your ability. Here is a quick Capzles that I created for Leonardo Da Vinci

Task 5: Share your completed Capzles or Google Presentation art gallery project here. Make sure you're tracking when Mr. Sanders explains how to do this.

Homework: Analyze this picture and write a paragraph. Your paragraph should describe what it shows about changes in European life at the end of the Middle Ages that led to the flowering of arts and learning called the Renaissance. Include the following words in your explanation: trade, banking, towns, city-states, classical, humanism.

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