Workshop: French Art
$20.00 – $60.00
If registering to only 1 or 2 of the 3 sessions, please indicate which workshop(s) you will attend in the comments section.
Topics in French Art workshops
Dates/Time – Wednesdays Aug 2, 9 & 16 at 4:00-5:30 via Zoom
Cost: Individual workshops at $25/each or Series (3) at $60
Discount for FAC, NHAWLT & AATF members – $20/each or series for $50
French culture is intricately connected to the arts. This summer workshop series introduces students to key concepts and themes that provide a basis for exploring France through the eyes of its visual artists.
Each workshop will focus on iconic artists and their works. Students will look at how the works reflect the period they were created in, historically, socially and politically. As students react to the different pieces themselves, they will explore how each piece was received by the public and critics.
This series is a good opportunity for artists and art appreciators to gain understanding of some key art movements that have had significant influences throughout the world. Additionally, the series is an ideal professional development opportunity for French teachers looking to inject art and culture into their foreign language curriculum.
Please note : The class will be taught in English, with some French to highlight the titles of key works and terms that might apply to the art movements.
Students may register for individual workshops or enjoy discounted pricing by registering for the entire series.
Session 1: August 2nd 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Landscape painting and the rise of Impressions
Monet: Impressionism (landscape painting, Barbizon School)
Session 2: August 9th 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Iconic images of French history:
Delacroix: Liberty leading the people, Napoleon (history)
David: The Death of Marat (history)
Session 3: August 16th 4 pm to 5:30 pm
L’Art moderne: changing ways of seeing post-WWI
Rodin: The Burghers of Calais, the Kiss, the Thinker (bien sûr!)