Master Lesson Plan. Please note, dates and topics subject to change.

Pocket Checklist

Wednesday, April 10, 2019. 10 am
Sculpture Gallery


Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10 am
Barbara Vogel and Contemporary Art

Agenda
Didactics
Object Checklist, Object Labels (This will be added to this site Thursday, March 7, 2019)

Learn more about encaustic in these videos. Although they are not about Barbara Vogel herself, the nice videos discuss the ancient media and process used by artist Barbara Vogel, which can be seen in the new exhibition opening later this month in the Linn Auditorium.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10 am

Docent Schedule and Exploring Ohio’s History Through Art Economics Field Trip

Agenda

Exploring Ohio’s History Through Art Economics Field Trip Information Slides



Winter 2019 Exhibition Sessions training has been postponed due to last meeting’s cancellation.

  1. Catching the Light, America Impressionism from the Cincinnati Galleries (This link to the gallery’s website takes you directly to a selection of paintings, some of which will be on view at the ZMA this February 2019)

  2. Karl Kappes and Ohio Impressionism

Additional Resource-Articles

American Scenes of Everyday Life, 1840–1910

Impressionism: Art and Modernity

Americans in Paris, 1860–1900

American Impressionism

Childe Hassam (1859–1935)

William Merritt Chase (1849–1916)

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844–1926)

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)

Additional Resource-Videos

Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery 2008 Exhibition Video Midwestern Visions of Impressionism: 1890 - 1930

There is an interesting and informative three-part series available to stream on Amazon Prime called The Impressionists. The British art historian discusses unusual aspects of Impressionism, including Renoir’s beginning as a china painter (!) and a little known French Impressionist ceramic artist-a female no less (!). I learned so much from this series. While it may not be directly related to the upcoming ZMA exhibition, it’s still quality material. See the somewhat zainy trailer below. LS

This interesting five-minute video by the same British art historian talks about Cezanne and the revolution of optics during the Impressionist period and gave me a new perspective on how this developing science likely altered artists view (literally) of painting techniques. LS


Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 10 am

Docent Schedule and New Docent Program

Agenda


Wednesday, January 16, 10 am
4th-Grade Field Trip Information Sessions

Agenda

Docent Information Slides- 4th Grade History and Economics Field Trips

  1. History (TRK Unit 3: History, pg. 37-57 )

  2. Economics (TRK Unit 4: Economics, pg. 58-80)

  3. Group Discussion: What suggestions do you have for the Docent Program in 2019? We’re all ears! Please fill out the Docent Program Evaluation Survey, thank you.



Tuesday, October 23, 10:30 am
Rembrandt The Consummate Etcher and Other 17th-Century Printmakers “Impromptu Information Session”

Join us for some extra information on the show before it opens on Thursday, October 25th. Laine will be giving a docent tour and discussing some information that may be helpful for the upcoming “Imagination Tours.” This is not mandatory but will be a lot of fun.


Friday, October 5, 10–12 pm
Rembrandt The Consummate Etcher and Other 17th-Century Printmakers

Agenda

Object Checklist
Object Labels
Didactics
Rembrandt The Consummate Etcher and Other 17th-Century Printmakers, Syracuse University Exhibition Catalog

15-minute Tour Sign Up Sheet

Additional Resources

Rembrandt and the Technique of Etching


Tuesday, September 18, 8:30–10:30 am
The Worst Tour Ever!

Agenda

Evaluation Form

Post-Tour Reflection Form



August 24, 2018
Tour Theory and Tour Development

Object Slides for Editing w/ Word

When Information is Limited


August 10, 2018
Thematic Tour Practice Session

Agenda

Thematic Tour (de Force!)

Pivot Strategies Handout


July 13, 2018
American Art Pottery

Agenda

Information Session Slides

Additional Resources:

American Art Pottery information videos, like the films we've been using in class, are uncommon. The PBS series Antiques Roadshow pottery appraisal archives has very useful short videos (3 to 4 minutes) about many of the pottery manufacturers that were located in Zanesville, Ohio including Weller, Roseville, and Owens. 

Roseville Experimental Line Production Vase, ca. 1925

Weller Eocean Vases & Owens Utopian Vase

American Arts and Crafts Movement

Women China Decorators

America Comes of Age: 1876–1900

 


June 29, 2018
Art History and the ZMA’s Collection. 19th Century, Modernism, Contemporary
 

Docent Meeting Agenda

Information Session Slides

Handouts:

Tour Theme Development Worksheet, Part I

Tour Development Questions to Consider, Part II

Treasure Hunt

Docent Tour Themes

Additional Resources:

These are brief, eight-minute introductory videos on art-related topics that will be discussed in our docent session. There are so many excellent videos for this session, Please watch as many of these as you can prior to the June 29th session.



June 13, 2018
Docent Resource Tour at the Decorative Art Center of Ohio Reese-Peters House and Alan Cottrill's Gallery and Studio.

There is no reading or syllabus for this session. For information about the trip and what to expect, please visit the Docent Calendar Page.


June 1, 2018
Art History and the ZMA’s Collection. Renaissance, Baroque, Mannerism, and the 18th century

Docent Meeting Agenda

Information Session Slides (Please print these out for your docent binder or folder.)

Handouts:

How Art Can Help You Analyze. Accompanies the video of the same name linked below. 

Recognizing Renaissance and Baroque Art

Tools of Visual (Formal Analysis) Accompanies the video How to Do Visual (Formal) Ananlysis linked below

 

Additional Resources:

These are brief, eight-minute introductory videos on art-related topics that will be discussed in our docent session. Please watch these videos prior to the June 1st session.

A Few Extra Interesting Videos to View....

We learned about Slow Looking at the May 18th meeting. How does Slow Looking compare to Visual Analysis? How can you use both in your tours?

Here are a few helpful tips on how art, visual analysis, and slow looking can help the people you tour relate to art. What one tip will you share with your tour group?

Looking for some movies related to the periods and art we will be discussing?

Look no further, here are a few trailers:

Girl with the Pearl Earring-A feature-length film about one of Vermeer's most iconic paintings. 
Tim's Vermeer-A feature-length documentary theorizing how Vermeer's work may have been created. 
Belle-A feature-length film about Dido Elizabeth Belle and a revolutionary 17th-century portrait of her.


May 18, 2018
Art History and the ZMA’s Collection. EGYPTIAN, Greek and Roman, Early Christian and Medieval 

Docent Meeting Agenda

Information Session Slides (Please print these out for your docent binder or folder.)

Readings:

What is Art History

Common Questions about Dates

A Brief History of Western Culture

Additional Resources:

These are brief, eight-minute introductory videos on art-related topics that will be discussed in our docent session. Please watch these videos prior to the May 18th session.



May 4, 2018
DOCENT RESOURCE TOUR, CMOA

There is no reading or syllabus for this session. For information about the trip and what to expect, please visit the Docent Calendar Page.


April 20, 2018-Principles of Design

Docent Meeting Agenda

Information Session PowerPoint

Readings:

The Art of Seeing, Chapter 3, In-Class Handout provided March 2, 2018

Additional Resources:

The Principles of Design


April 6, 2018-Elements of Art

Docent Meeting Agenda

Information Session PowerPoint 

Readings:

The Art of Seeing, Chapter 2, In-Class Handout provided March 2, 2018

Additional Resources: 

The Elements of Design

New Ideas in Art: Time as an Element


March 16, 2018-Understanding Art

Docent Meeting Agenda

Information Session PowerPoint

Readings: 

The Art of Seeing, Chapter 1, In-Class Handout provided February 16, 2018

Glossary of Art Terms