Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism

Janet Rentz
This online course helps participants to teach art history & art criticism for years 7 to 12, employing analogies from the practices of forensic science making it loads...
Target Audience
Teachers of Visual Arts, Photography, Digital Imaging and Video Years 7 to 12
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course helps participants to teach art history and art criticism for years 7 to 12. For Years 7 to 10 they employ analogies from the practices of forensic science and crime detection to investigate what art historians and art critics do and how artworks deliver meaning to audiences. They explore strategies to assist students in their art historical and art critical writing. For senior students, the course includes approaches for deeper learning and writing of art historical/art critical narratives. It addresses content for all Australian visual arts syllabuses and the Australian Arts Curriculum. Ideas will be explored in the following areas – European Classical to 19th century art, Modernism, Postmodernism, Indigenous, Australian, American, Pacific, African, Asian and Islamic art. Participants will receive pictorial teaching resources as well as summaries and tables.

Audience

Teachers of Visual Arts, Photography, Digital Imaging and Video Years 7 to 12

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


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Teaching Standards

2.2.2 Proficient Level – Content selection and organisation
2.5.2 Proficient Level – Literacy and numeracy strategies
3.2.2 Proficient Level – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
6.3.2 Proficient Level – Engage with colleagues and improve practice

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism before 31 July 2021 under NESA’S interim arrangements will contribute 10 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.2.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 10.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

1. Introduction to the course

30 minutes

Summary of course, introduction of facilitator and participants. Navigating the site and how to use software.

2. Planning the Defence -– A Framework for Teaching Art History and Art Criticism

1 hour

Participants will be introduced to course objectives and course outline. They will have access to a glossary resource that ensures that everyone is using the same terms. They will consider ‘typical problems address when teaching art and history and art appreciation’. Finally participants will outline a scope and sequence for addressing art historical content .

Setting the Scene – Art and Context

2 hours and 30 minutes

Understanding context for teaching art history, appreciating how beliefs, attitudes and viewpoints inform artmaking practice and the functions and purposes of art. Addressing strategies for teaching art history and art criticism.

4. The Contemporary Scene - Modernist and Postmodernist Practice

1 hour and 30 minutes

Understanding how the last two centuries and historic events, politics and beliefs have informed artmaking practice. Addressing strategies for art historical and art critical arguments.

The Perpetrator – Who are Artists and What do They do?

2 hours

Appreciating how time and place influence who are artists and what is their artistic practice – their choices and actions and ideas communicated in artworks.

Hard Evidence – Art Historical Facts, Art Critical Claims and Audiences

1 hour and 30 minutes

Addressing art historical and art critical practice with a focus on audiences and meanings delivered to them.
Constructing art historical and art critical accounts.

7. Closing the Case – Bodies of Work and Case Studies

1 hour

Exploring artists’ bodies of work in presenting case studies. Creating art historical/art critical narratives. Closing the case.

User Rating

4.5

Latest Reviews

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Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

Course content was good- Delivery could have been much better.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

The course provides excellent resources and a deeper understanding into the core syllabus content for beginning teachers.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

Comprehensive and relevant.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

Very high quality and very in depth.
Difficult to grasp and apply to an average classroom setting at times.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

I found the examples of artists and artworks very relevant

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

The presenter is very knowledgeable and the content is very relevant to the secondary Visual Arts syllabus.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

Excellent course. Comprehensive detail.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

Very interesting and useful content to be given in my teaching practice.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

Excellent. A colleague of mine completed this course and the content was exactly what I was looking for to extend my knowledge.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

found it was good to go back and refresh some ideas for teaching senior students. Liked that it was self paced-terms get busy!

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

High quality – well structured & does well to extend knowledge using the outcomes.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

The content was relevant – this course feedback is for "Designing Visual Arts Programs

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

Very thorough content

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

This course was very relevant to course content and gave great teaching strategies. no

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

It was great – but very challenging!

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

Very helpful

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

Very comprehensive approach to teaching Art theory (history and critique) to all ages of high school students

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
11/04/2021

Good quality content, relevant to syllabus.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
08/10/2020

Interesting and comprehensive

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
08/10/2020

Very relevant and in-depth. Much to put into practice in curriculum development and learning activities across 7-12 Visual Arts. Reflection for Janet
The critique of the elements and principles in the analysis of artworks and the development of art studying activities was a brain bomb! I will be overhauling my 7-12 approach to this and including the more encompassing suggestions you make about material practice.
I also appreciated your explanation of “lifeworld” as a richer term to explain culture, ideology, worldview and experience. I will enjoy unpacking artists’ lifeworld experiences with my students.
4.1 List of Grand narratives
One of my personal professional goals last year was to read Nancy Pearcey’s Saving Leonardo which outlined the Grand narratives in Western Art. I have been exploring ways to incorporate this into art studying in 9-12 classes. You have provided a very helpful resource here.
5.1
Thank you for the table “interpreting artworks through practice”. This was one of the stand-out take-aways from your excellent course on developing Stage 6 bodies of work that attended a couple of years ago. I immediately put the idea of using verbs to discuss artworks into practice with my Stage 6 students. This cohort had the best art studying assessment and HSC results that we have ever had in our school and I am sure your strategy was one of the key factors in this.
Completing the surveys was beneficial, but I found that in order to complete them to the standard of the examples, I went over the estimated time of this course.
Thank you for your message of congratulations at the end of the course. It really did feel like I had done some hard thinking and application during the almost 13 hours I spent on the course! There is so much I am looking forward to putting into practice. Many thanks for the wealth of knowledge, experience and time you have poured into this course! Rachel Moore, Nepean Christian School


About the team


Janet Rentz

Creator

Janet Rentz has been an art educator for thirty years, having completed undergraduate and Masters degrees in design and art education and embarking on PhD study. Starting as a classroom teacher, Janet then headed up departments in two NSW secondary schools. Following this, Janet became an educator for museums and galleries, devising art programs for school students. After this Janet became the NSW Visual Arts Consultant for DET, implementing the new visual arts syllabus, training teachers and developing support resources. She has lectured in art education at UNSW College of Fine Arts and UTS. She is currently writing art programs for distance education and giving workshops for NAS HSC students.