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ONLINE YOUTH AFTER-SCHOOL ART HISTORY PROGRAM
Art Rocky’s Way Jr.
FALL 2020

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

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ONLINE YOUTH AFTER-SCHOOL ART HISTORY PROGRAM
Art Rocky’s Way Jr.

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! From the founding of Rome all the way through to the Renaissance and Baroque periods, Dr. Rocky will make art and history come to life! Whoever knew that learning could be so much fun!

FALL Session:
5-Week Program | September 16 – October 14, 2020

Schedule:
WEDNESDAYS from 4:00-5:00pm 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 ANCIENT WORLD | SEPTEMBER 16 – October 14, 2020

– Wednesday September 16, 2020: RAISED BY WOLVES: ROMULUS AND REMUS AND THE FOUNDING OF ROME
Set afloat on a river by their nasty uncle Numitor, the twin boys named Romulus and Remus were discovered by a wolf who raised them as their own. Learn how one of the boys would create a city that would one day rule the world!

Session activity: Roman Symbols Storytelling Game

 

– Wednesday September 23, 2020: WHO WAS JULIUS CAESAR?
Everybody knows his name, but do they really know who he was or why he is so important? Learn how Julius Caesar turned the city of Rome into an empire.

Session activity: Deciphering Secret Codes Game

 

– Wednesday September 30, 2020: ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO BE A GLADIATOR?
It sounds like the coolest job in the world. You get to fight with all sorts of crazy weapons in front of thousands of people – sort of like WWE. But there was a lot more to being a gladiator than just being a celebrity. Learn what it took to survive in the Coliseum!

Session activity: Gladiator Tournament 

 

–  Wednesday October 7, 2020: SEARCHING FOR ST. PETER
St. Peter was the first pope. 2,000 years ago he was executed because Christianity was illegal and his body was secretly buried. A few hundred years later a church called St. Peter’s was built on top of the “secret” tomb, and then rebuilt again 1,000 years later. But no one ever checked to see if St. Peter was really down there until recently! Learn about a real Indiana Jones story of how the body of St. Peter was rediscovered not that long ago!

Session activity: Scavenger Hunt 

 

– Wednesday October 14, 2020: GIANT SPARKLING JIGSAW PUZZLES IN RAVENNA
Take shiny little pieces of colored glass that are about the size of your teeth, stick them into wet plaster, and you have a mosaic. It took millions of little pieces of glass to produce some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world in an Italian city called Ravenna. Learn how they were made and what they mean!

Session activity: Create your own mosaic and Kahoot!