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Art Gallery

A WebQuest for Middle School Art

Designed by

Michaele J. Price
Price@opsb.net


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Introduction
| Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Teacher Page


Introduction

Mr. Wilbur Littleton, an elderly man in his ninties, has decided to retire in the small town of Hamchat. Mr. Littleton has spent his entire life traveling the world studying master artist and their work.  Mr. Littleton was very disappointed when he found out Hamchat did not have an art gallery. He decided to donate twenty million dollars to have a museum built so that Hamchat township would be able to share his love for art.

His desire for the museum was for it to have at least 10 different wings with each wing dedicated to a specific art movement. There was only on problem, no one in Hamchat knew anything about art. The first thing Mr. Little ton did was to create an executive board made up of important bussinessmen from Hamchat. The board decided to create task forces. Each task force will create a brochure on a selected art movement. This brochure meeds to give history of art movement, samples of art works produced during this time period and influences on history, culture and the artist.



The Task

You and your team will select an art movement to research and compile a brochure to be given to Mr. Littleton and the executive board.

Remember, Mr. Littleton's demands are simple, he merely request that the gallery be designed around several art movments or periods and that all art in the collection originated in the same period.  
  • Research the selected art movement.
  • Select two or three artist that worked in this period
  • Study paintings by chosen artist
  • Select three paintings and compile your research in a brochure that the museum can pass out to guest that visit.
Students will use Publisher to produce brochure for museum.



The Process

To create a brochure to be presented to Mr. Little ton and the executive board, you will be assigned to a teacm with two other people. 

   1. As a team you may want to study the evaluation rubric. Notice points in each section. As you plan, refer back to the rubric and make sure you are completing all parts of the rubric.
    2. As a team select an art movement or an artist you know something about.

Art History Resources

National Gallery of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Artcyclopedia

Art Files
 
    3. Once you have chosen an art movement, print out the Gathering Information worksheet.
    4. After completion of the worksheet, now it is time to come together as a group to work on your presentation. Review the evaluation rubric again and plan our your presentation.
    5. Gather your team around the computer and open up the brochure template in Microsoft Publisher and decide on what type of brochure you are going to use.
    6. As a group decide what information about the art movement as well as which artist will be highlighted in the brochure.
NOTE:  Keep in mind the points of value each section of the rubic. Below are some points to include in your brochure.
            Development of art movement

            Geographical region
            Historical/cultural events that influenced movment
            Include brief description of art movment
            List artist who worked during this movement
            Highlight important artist and their works
            Don't forget credit lines for each art work
            Other important facts would be whereabouts of the                                             artwork; present day value of artwork.
   
        a. Make sure there is space around articles to have pictures of artworks by each artist.
        b. Choose someone to type in your information. Make sure you run spell check to correct any spelling and grammar     errors.
        c. Copy and paste your selectied artwork into brochure

    7.  After all articles and pictures are in your brochure,print it out and ask students in another group to have a writing conference with your brochure.
    8. Make necessary changes to your brochure.
    9.  Print it out and show it off! You're done! Great Job!
   




Evaluation

Describe to the learners how their performance will be evaluated. Specify whether there will be a common grade for group work vs. individual grades.


Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

4

Score

 

Selection of art movement that reflects defintion of movement

(10 points)

Definition of movment is assumed and not defined
Definition is partially defined and discussed.
Definition is clearly defined and partially discussed.
Definiton, and facts are clearly defined and discussed.

 

Art works originated during movement
(10 points)

 

 

Few art works support the movement
Some art works support the movement
Most art works support the movement
All art works support the movement.

 

History: Discussion of historical, cultural, and geographical elements.
(10 points)

 

 

OOPS! You forgot about influences on history, cultural and geography.
Geographical locations and features are shown Historical and cultural elements of art are identified.
Geographical location and features are shown and relevance to art styles discussed. Historical and cultural elements are identified.
Geographical location and features are shown and relevance to art styles discussed. Historical and cultural elements are identified.

 

Technical Aspects of Presentation
(10 points)

Design is not appropriate for art movement. Presentation has a lot of text. Some graphics.
Design supports the art movement. Complete sentences are used. Some graphics.
Design supports the art movement. Key terms and phrases are used. Graphics are clear.
Design supports the art movement. Key terms and phrases are used. Graphics are clear.
Transition and extras add to effectiveness.

Brochure
(40 points)

Brochure is not organized. Articles and artworks do not go together
Brochure is someonwhat organized, but need a little more work. Too many or too few graphics
Brochure looks organized and formatted well. Brochure has good mix of graphics and text.

 

Oral Presentation
(20 Points)
Not all members of group presented. Limited eye contact.
All members of group present. Some eye contact. Presenter relied on notes.
All members of group present. Presenters address audience. Good eye contact. Minimal reliance on notes.
All members of group present. Presenters address audience. Good eye contact. Minimal reliance on notes. Variety of presntation modes.



Conclusion

Now you are ready to present your brochure to Mr. Littleton and the executive board  of the new museum.

Hopefully by this time, you have a better understanding of how historical events, culture and geographical regions have effect on art movements and artist. You should have a better understanind of why the different movments developed. The new museum is very pleased with your brochure.



Credits & References


Last updated on August 15, 1999. Based on a template from The WebQuest Page