Author Archives: Mr. Elam

Meet Khanacademy.org

For this assignment, I want you to explore Khanacademy.org, an excellent resource and a companion for our textbook. For this homework assignment, I want you to bump around the khanacademy website and kind of explore what is available to you.  … Continue reading

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IB Crash Course in Art History, Part 2

CHOOSE ONE of the following topics (I would suggest choosing the one which interests you the most). VISIT the assigned Smarthistory.org link for that topic. Then ANSWER THE ASSOCIATED QUESTIONS using the information gained from those links, your textbook, your … Continue reading

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AP Find Me: Elements and Principles

Your assignment is to find images which demonstrate each of the following terms: Formal Balance Informal Balance Color (intense) Line Proportion (unusual) Rhythm Texture Unity (aka harmony) Value Variety For the images I only want graphic, advertising, or popular art.  … Continue reading

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AP Timeline: Realism to Dada

You are to construct an original timeline.  The timeline must do the following things: The timeline must include the required artworks, artistic periods, and historic dates listed below. The timeline must demonstrate the sequential nature of some of these events. The timeline must also demonstrate the overlapping nature of some of these events.  How you […]

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IB Comparative Essay Part 2

For this week’s assignment, we are starting the first parts of the comparative essay.  By Monday, you should accomplish the following goals: Write the background material for work 3.  Give us information about the artist’s history, art movement, personal style, … Continue reading

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IB Finalizing the Exhibition Portfolio

We need to add the finishing touches to your Exhibition Portfolio. Add the final pages, including any artwork that was not already included in this document.  For each artwork, you need to create a page that should have the following … Continue reading

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AP Mega Super Extreme Tableaux Vivant

There are really two reasons we do Tableaux Vivant. The first is to make you truly consider what the important details of an artwork are – if someone could only show you a select detail or two, what would those … Continue reading

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IB Creating the Exhibition Portfolio

We need to start creating the Exhibition Portfolio. In the Exhibition Portfolio Folder, create a new PowerPoint (or equivalent) labeled Exhibition Draft.  If you already have one from last year, you are just adding to this. The first step is … Continue reading

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IB Comparative Essay Part 1

For this week’s assignment, we are starting the first parts of the comparative essay.  By Monday, you should accomplish the following goals: Create your title page.  Include the following info:  Comparative Essay, Candidate Number, and Personal Code.  Under no circumstances … Continue reading

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Critique: Bar at the Follies Bergere

Write a critique of the attached artwork.  For your convenience, the title of the work and the artist’s name are included in the name of the file.  Feel free to do a little research if you need to. We need … Continue reading

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