CURRICULUM

This year we are teaching FAME I.


 LESSON 1


“Sinbad The Sailor”


By


Paul Klee

(1879-1940)








Sinbad at Sea” from Scherzade


By


Rimsky-Korsakov

(1844-1908)


Flight of the Bumblebee





Introduction:


This lesson focuses on an artist’s use of COLOR to express mood. Students observe that contrasting color can emphasize particular areas of the canvas.

Students are also introduce to the importance of MELODY in a musical composition and heard a story of one of Sinbad’s voyages from a tale of the Arabian Nights.

Student’s visual art project is to assemble geometric shapes in the manner of Paul Klee.





LESSON 2


“The Fifer”


By


Edouard Manet

(1832-1883)







The Stars and Stripes Forever



By


John Philip Sousa

(1854-1932)

 Introduction:

This lesson teaches techniques for observing how an artist uses LINES to COMMUNICATE mood, and how a composer conveys his mood and Emotion through music.

The important music element of Rhythm is explored on 4/4 time – March rhythm.

Students also learn about an American Fifer in the Revolutionary war. Creating their own art from a single line is one activity choice.





LESSON 3


“Water Lilies”



By


Claude Monet

(1840-1926)







The Swan


By


Camille Saint-Saens

(1835-1921)


Introduction:

This lesson features two artists who are contemporaries. Monet, one of the best loved French IMPRESSIONISTS, used the element of TEXTURE intensified by COLOR and LIGHT, to paint his Water Lilies, only one of hundreds he created this lovely flower.

Saint-Saens gave us musical impressions of animals through his delightful suite called CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS. Students focus on the lyrical “Swan” section and participate in activities to emphasize DYNAMICS in music.

For their classroom extension activities, students draw pictures using both texture and color to create animals for a zoo while listening to Saint-Saens’ music.






LESSON 4


“George Washington”


By


Gilbert Charles Stuart

(1755-1828)




The Star Spangled Banner I

"The Star Spangled Banner II"


By


Francis Scott Key


Introduction:

This patriotic lesson discussed how artists like American Gilbert Stuart use the diffusion of LIGHT with SHADOW and color to shape or give the appearance of depth to an object.

A video demonstration of HARMONY helps students understand how that element of music enhances a composition.

Students also enjoy the story of the writing of our National Anthem and how the flag that inspired it was created.






LESSON 5


“Jungle Scene with setting sun”


By


Henri Rousseau

(1844-1910)





“Bachianas Brasileiras # 1"

Track 6

Track 7

Track 8


or

“Bach in the fashion of Brazil”


By


Villa – Lobos

(1887-1959)


Introduction:

This lesson focuses on two self-taught artists and the importance of the rain forests that inspired them.

Students learn how these artists used the elements of art and music to form compositions. The technique of primitive style painting is demonstrated.

A variety of jungle-themed activities is offered as the second part of the lesson.






LESSON 6


“The Mona Lisa”


By


Leonardo da Vinci

(1452-1519)






Fur Elise” Fifth Symphony

Ode to Joy


By


Beethoven

(1770-1827)

Introduction:

Students review how the element of art and music come together to form compositions. They learn of two artists who each change the course of art and music history with their innovations.

Leonardo did so by showing new emotion in his famous portraits; Beethoven did so by creating passionate music for all rather than for a one time performance before royalty.

Students are also introduced to the inventions of Leonardo and a choice of drawing faces in proportion for art, or music, science, or writing activity that reinforces lesson concepts.