CREATE SCHOOLS FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINE ARTS EDUCATION
AP Art History Cultural Event
Request for Reimbursement
DUE TO AP ARTS BY NOVEMBER 18, 2011
The Create Schools for Excellence in Fine Arts Education program offers every AP art history teacher in the program with a resource to provide their students with a cultural enrichment opportunity. Each AP fine arts teacher will receive a $100 stipend for planning at least one fine arts field trip or campus experience per year. Teachers are encouraged to visit the course wiki page, “Planning a Cultural Enrichment Experience” to download the grant application, cultural institutions’ contacts, activity guides, exhibition schedules, teacher examples, and guest presenters information.
As AP fine arts teachers, one of our goals for 2011-2012 is to become more informed art historians to teach our students to analyze and evaluate art. They will be more successful onthe AP Art History exam if they learn to observe, think, and write as art historians. Planning a field trip to area museums or facilitating an on campus guest speaker presentation provides students with opportunities to engage with art and art historians first hand, thereby exercisingtheir critical thinking skills. Examples of questioning and problem-solving strategies are listed below, but there are many possibilities.
- Learning basic facts about key works of art and architecture:What is a given work? Where was itmade? When was it made?Who made the work and why?
- Examining objects and monuments and using the appropriate vocabulary of art-historical description to analyze them: What materials were used and why? What decisions were made about composition, ornament, subject-matter, placement, and why?
- Investigating the original contexts in which works were made and the implications of those contexts for meaning: Where did this painting or sculpture come from before it arrived at a museum? Was it part of a larger whole? What was its function? How did people in its culture of origin see this work, assess it, and understand it?
- Date of field trip/prep session:
- Agenda or itinerary:
- Please send us photographs from the event!!
2.Objectives: What specific art-historical objectives will this field trip serve? Please describe your learning objectives.
3.Planned Pre-Visit Classroom Activities:Do you plan to use the AP Art History Museum Guide pre-visit Power Point (available on the AP AH wiki What date will you present a pre-visit classroom activity? If not, how will you prepare your students on specific artists and art-historical periods/styles that they will see at the museum?
4. Planned Gallery Activities:Do you plan to use the AP Art History Museum Guide Questioning Strategies (available on the AP AH wiki If not, what field trip student activitieshave you planned that relate directly to the AP Art History curriculum? How do they address the above objectives? Please attach handouts.
NOTE: Ensure that handouts and any proposed activities are relevant to the AP Art History curriculum and engage students in critical-thinking practices that are modeled on those of art historians. Examples might include, but are not limited to: assigning art historical terms to objects and monuments; connoisseurship and attribution, to cultures, to art historical periods, to an art historical movement, and to individual artists; experience with primary documents and other resources; and annotated timelines, which familiarize students with chronology, historical, political, cultural, religious, and other contexts. (Consider saving any art-historically-focused ‘hands-on’ art activities for class meetings after the AP exam has been given. Class and field-trip time should be devoted to art historical matters. Art history is nothing without artists – and at the same time, unlike art, art history is not a ‘per formative’ discipline. Art historians don’t make anything; they research and write about things others – artists and architects – have made.)
5. Planned Post-Visit Classroom Activities:What activities are planned after your class visits the museum? How would you assess a student’s knowledge of what they learned during the museum visit?
6. Measure of success:How will student success specific to the above art-historical objectives be measured? Be sure to include plans for both a formative assessment(s) during the field-trip and a summative assessment(s) after the visit.
8. Facilitators/docents/presenters: Please include titles and topics/presentations planned.
9. Estimation of total costs:(Maximum reimbursement will be $10 per AP Strategies’ registered AP fine arts student, but not to exceed more than a total of $1000.00 per school; Schools with enrollment below 20 students will be reimbursed up to $200.00):
Food (Limit to $7 per participating student):
Museum or Exhibition Entrance Fees:
ENRICHMENT EVENT LOCATION: ______
Approved by:DEBORAH MOORE, AP ARTS DIRECTOR: ______DATE: ______
UPON PRE-APPROVALBYAP ARTS DIRECTOR, DEBORAH MOORE AND AFTER COMPLETION OF THECULTURAL ENRICHMENT EVENT, PLEASE SEND RECEIPTS/INVOICESTO MS. MOORE BY MAIL, FAX, OR E-MAIL FOR REIMBURSEMENT. PLEASE NOTE THAT REIMBURSEMENT CANNOT EXCEED $10 PER AP ART HISTORY STUDENT REIGSTERED WITH AP STRATEGIES AND PARTICIPATING IN THE GRANT.
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