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Art History Unveiled, An Exploration of History and the Fine Arts

January 22 - May 3, 2024


Grade 11 - 12



Skills Learned:

Students will be able to
● Form a contextual art analysis
● Form a formal art analysis
● Identify different art styles
● Read symbols in art
● Verbalize and give an opinion about art
● Use the vocabulary of art in verbal and written form


Classtimes will be coordinated between the Lead Teacher and Teacher Fellow

Session Length:

January 22 - May 3, 2024

Number of Sessions:

1 of 1

This course will be part of an ongoing research study by AIR, in collaboration with CWW, the CERES Institute for Children & Youth at Boston University, and the Rennie Center. The study aims to understand teacher and student experiences in the CWW initiative, including factors influencing effective implementation, and outcomes.


Course Program:

The purpose of this course is to expose students to the art world and to help them learn how to
communicate about art. In this course, students will be able to learn about different styles of art,
the artists who made them, and the world in which they lived. We will examine the milestones of
art by viewing paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures. We will view select works from the
following periods: Egypt, Rome, the Middle Ages, The Renaissance, The Baroque,
Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, and Pop Art. All work should reflect a higher level of
thinking regarding viewing and discussing art.

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Stephen Belyea

Stephen is a fine arts educator with over 30 years of experience in the classroom. He is currently the lead teacher for the art department at Cathedral High School in Boston. He believes that everyone can be creative and that art is an essential part of life. Art helps make us fully human, tells our story, and gives us all joy. As part of the curriculum he has developed at Cathedral, he brings students into the untold stories of artists from different backgrounds and cultures, showing their shared human connection. He has developed a project-based learning curriculum in the arts that helps students form a real-world application of the arts. Along with his teaching, Stephen is a member of Cathedral’s professional development team dealing with issues of anti-racism and equity.

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