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 this course will contribute 10 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 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.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


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

4.4

Latest Reviews

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Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
25/07/2020

It was quite relevant and in depth regarding art criticism. The approach of art being on trial and using references evidences will be a useful approach in teaching the theoretical component.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
25/07/2020

the content was more or less relevant, it mostly reinforced existing concepts

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
25/05/2020

Extremly amazing content and resources throughout

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
25/05/2020

GOOD

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
18/04/2020

This course was fantastic-lots of relevant teaching resources of different artists that I had not heard of before. The instructions were brilliant.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
18/04/2020

Very good. Excellent overview for a beginning teacher.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
03/12/2019

The depth of knowledge of the presenter was evident in the high quality of the course.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
03/12/2019

The course has strong relevance of to the Visual Arts course content and was helpful in further developing my skills to teach this information to my students of varying abilities.  

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
03/12/2019

It was fine. I didn’t have the time to fully commit to the course.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
03/12/2019

The relevance of the course is fine, I just didn’t have the time to devote myself fully to this unit.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
03/12/2019

very relevant

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
25/07/2019

The quality was very god- deep research and a lot of thought gone into each module

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
25/07/2019

Highly relevant content, contemporary and thorough. Some of the slides were a little hard to read (graphics). Some of the questions were confusing and ambiguous.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism - Janet Rentz
25/07/2019

An interesting method of teaching art. Presentation, especially videos, need modernising.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

Quality of material for the course was excellent
Relevance was high

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

Exceptional quality and relevent to the classroom

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

Overall, quite good. Perhaps a little too much personal opinion from Janet at times.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

The course content was relevant and as described in the overview. The quality of examples ranged across time periods and art movements.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

It was very relevant and well presented.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticis... - Janet Rentz
22/12/2018

The content was good, however there was nothing on how it can apply to special education or disability setting


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.