Visual arts through the ages

General educational objectives:

    1. Provide all students with sensitive and thoughtful encounters with works from different artistic fields, different eras and civilizations.
    2. Help students build a personal culture of universal value based on works of reference.
    3. Allow students to progressively reach the rank of "enlightened amateurs", handling in a relevant way a first sensitive and technical vocabulary, mastering essential landmarks in time and space and appreciating the pleasure that comes from meeting art .
    4. Provide information on trades related to the fields of arts and culture.

Specific objectives :

    1. To arouse the curiosity of the pupil, to develop his desire to learn, to stimulate his creativity, in particular in connection with an artistic practice.
    2. Develop in him the ability to see and look, to hear and listen, to observe and to understand.
    3. Enrich your memory with a few diverse and precise examples of works constituting so many historical landmarks.
    4. Highlight the importance of the arts in the history of France and Europe.

The program is divided into several sessions to address with children:

    • a large artistic field: the visual arts
    • several historical periods: from prehistory to the 20th century
    • a reference list or thematic list proposed by the Ministry of National Education
The art of colors through the ages
Period Object Workshop
Prehistory Wall art: Lascaux Realization of a prehistoric painting
Egyptian Antiquity Writing / Calligraphy: fragment of Book of the Dead on papyrus (Louvre) Make a papyrus
Gallo-Roman Antiquity Fresco by Ruscino (Perpignan) Creation of a fresco
Middle ages Book of Kells, Dublin Creation of an illuminated letter
Renaissance Painting: Leonardo da Vinci Creation of a “Renaissance” fresco
XIXth century Painting: impressionism Realization of a painting in the “impressionist” style
XXth century Stained glass / Painting: Chagall Realization of a “stained glass” painting

Information will be given on the professions of historian, art historian and archaeologist (scientific approach), without forgetting a session to set up benchmarks with “a chronology strip” and “a cartography ”. It will address the art of colors through the ages from prehistoric times to the 20th century. Any outings will illustrate the content of the interventions.

With these workshops, children will realize that they are evolving in a contemporary world strongly marked by the past. This theme therefore aims to create a relationship between present and past in order to generate a dialogue about the future.

After each workshop, the students receive an educational document. It includes all the content covered and can serve as a working support to go back to the content discussed during the workshops. Parents will be able to learn about the work done.