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Art and Music Exploration
LI.ART.201210.0.OT
Course Length: 9 Weeks
Has Textbook: Yes
Art & Music Exploration will introduce visual art and music as artistic forms and provide an opportunity for students to experience the arts. It will present many different styles and works of art and music. This course includes an overview of different types of art and music by teaching students about Pennsylvania artists and musicians, focusing on a timeline of art, and exposing students to varied musical styles. The focus will remain on the elements of both art and music as students discover the richness the arts bring to life. Audio podcasts, videos, and hands-on and web-based activities keep learners engaged in the course so that they develop a new appreciation for both art and music. The first portion of the course will teach students how art is created, as well as how art reflects and influences history and culture. In the second portion of the course, students will learn how music is created and how music reflects and influences history and culture.



Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Recognize various forms of art, and determine why art is created.
  • Analyze art criticism, and determine the value of studying art.
  • Explore and interpret art in the community, and identify the functions of museums and other artistic venues.
  • Define and recognize various art elements.
  • Recognize cultural influences on art. 
  • Utilize artistic vocabulary to describe visual art.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Recognize the various styles of music, and understand why music is created.
  • Define and recognize various music elements.
  • Identify and utilize musical vocabulary terms and phrases. 
  • Recognize and identify the differences between various musical instruments.
  • Explore the arts within the community.

Course Materials

  • Exploring Visual Design: The Elements and Principles (textbook)

*Available as an iText course