ONLINE YOUTH AFTER-SCHOOL ART HISTORY PROGRAM
The Medieval World
November 4 – December 2, 2020

Instructors: Prof. Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D. and Ms. Katie Stack, M.Ed.

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ONLINE YOUTH AFTER-SCHOOL ART HISTORY PROGRAM
The Medieval World

Looking for a fun way to get your kids interested in art and history? My virtual art history program will have them coming back for more! Whoever knew that learning could be so much fun!

FALL Session:
5-Week Program | November 4 – December 2, 2020

Schedule:
WEDNESDAYS from 4:00 – 5:15pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Format:

1 hour Zoom + 10-minute group recess. Meetings will consist of a combination of presentation and activities.  Additional screen-free optional activities will also be provided.

Certificates of Completion will be provided to all participants at the end of the week.

This is not your ordinary distance learning! Each day our participants will follow me on a journey into the past to meet historical celebrities, to learn about famous paintings, sculptures and buildings, and to discover one of the coolest cultures in the world.

Teaching meets story telling meets time travel! Our “story telling” presentations will use beautiful images to animate history and bring it to life!

– Participants will decipher secret codes on virtual scavenger hunts, create their own artwork inspired by Italian artists, explore famous works of art. During the last session, we will have a Kahoot! game where participants can put their Jedi skills to the test!

Location: LIVE INTERACTIVE ONLINE SESSIONS ON ZOOM PLATFORM

Ages: YOUTH (8ish – 13ish)

Price for 5 sessions:
$150.00/child | $75.00/additional children

  • ALL LECTURES WILL BE RECORDED AND AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT YOUR CONVENIENCE IN OUR VIDEO LIBRARY FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROGRAM

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

THE MEDIEVAL WORLD | NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 2, 2020

– Wednesday, November 4, 2020: WHY IS THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA LEANING?

It is the most famous tower in the world – but it is crooked, REALLY CROOKED! As much fun as it is to take pictures that make it look like you are holding up the tower, today we are going to find out why it is leaning, and why it doesn’t fall down!!!

Session activity: Build a tower and discover what makes it lean!

 

 

– Wednesday, November 11, 2020: THE LITTLE GIANT: HOW ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHANGED THE WORLD

700 years ago, a boy named Francis was born in a town in Italy called Assisi. Little did anyone know that that little boy would grow up to become a saint and change the world. Learn how St. Francis of Assisi taught people how to love nature long before anyone cared about recycling or worried about global warming!

Session activity: Write a canticle inspired by St. Francis!

 


– Wednesday, November 18, 2020: HOW TO BUILD THE BIGGEST CHURCH IN THE WORLD!

When the city of Florence decided to build a new cathedral more than 700 years ago, they wanted to build the biggest church in Tuscany. What they ended up building was the largest church in world for more than 200 years. Learn how they were able to build a church that is more than a football field and a half long so long ago!

 

Session activity: Build a medieval cathedral, but beware of the Black Death!

 

–  Wednesday, November 25, 2020: THE FIRST MOVIE EVER: THE G-MAN AND THE SCROVEGNI CHAPEL

We all love a good movie. Well, long before movies ever existed, an artist named Giotto painted the walls of chapel with pictures that read just like a movie. So, bring some soda and popcorn today, sit back and enjoy the show!

 

Session activity: After a scavenger hunt in the Scrovegni Chapel, travel from Padua to Siena to compete in the famous Palio horse race. Remember to dress up as your Contrada!

 

– Wednesday, December 2, 2020: GUESS THE GUILD: RENAISSANCE STATUES AT ORSANMICHELE IN FLORENCE

If you wanted to work in medieval Florence, you had to be a member of a guild, which were groups of men who shared the same job. There is a church in Florence where all of these guilds represented themselves with statues made by some of history’s greatest artists. Today, you are going to tell me which statue represents which guild when we play my favorite game – GUESS THE GUILD!

 

Session activity: Be ready for a special visit from a medieval plague doctor. Then test your skills in a game of Guess the Guild followed by a Kahoot competition!