Description of Courses
Visual Arts Module
Week 1: Monday
Ancient Egyptian Painting
Introduction of the course to the students. Presentation of ancient Egyptian painting. What was the function of painting in ancient Egypt?
Art as knowledge.
Inquiry – How does an artwork reflect the era it was created in?
Ancient Greek Painting
Presentation of ancient Greek painting with focus on black figure and red figure vases. Connection to ancient Egypt through Minoan wall painting. How did one culture influence the other?
Art as observation.
Inquiry – How do we learn history though the visual arts?
Caricatures, Comics & Graphic Novels
Presentation of comics and the tradition they come from, Comics from caricatures, Manga (Japanese comics) from Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodprints). Connections to art forms previously discussed.
Creation of a comic strip. Students will start by creating a storyboard. Discussion on the difference between comics and illustration.
Inquiry – how can we tell a story through images
Week 2: Monday
Tradition of Shadow puppets and discussion on Contemporary artists that use a similar visual language such as Kara Walker.
Studio session – students will start working on a comic strip collaboratively.
Studio session – students will work on improving the comic strip using visual references form different cultures and traditions.
Studio session – the students will present their finished work.
Week 1: Monday and Week 2: Monday
Is there a certain way to breath? A certain a way to enunciate syllables? Is there a way to speak?
Starting from what we take as a given in everyday life this session on Voice and Speech will explore techniques useful for all public speakers, actors and students who want to be more confident in front of an audience. Body language, use of voice and presentation skills will be the main focus of the session, through which participants will be able to monitor and control the way they speak. “The way I speak is the way I meet the world”.