Art History is a major component of the Solon High School Visual Arts program. It is important that students are exposed to artists, styles, and movements throughout history and from various cultures. As an artist, it is crucial to know where you have been before you can realize where you are going. Students will receive approximately 10 Art history presentations from their instructor for the first half of the quarter. The information from these presentations will be covered on the final exam. During the second half of the quarter, students are expected to research and give a presentation on an Artist of their choice. Students are encouraged to select an artist that works in a medium that is related to the given course (drawing, painting, ceramics, photography or graphic design). The artist should be an established artist that has had a significant cultural and/or historical impact on the Art world or society in general. Students are advised to begin their research early. Because students will be given staggered presentation dates over the course of the second half of the quarter, students are expected to be ready to present on their assigned date. If a student is absent on the day of his/her presentation, the presentation will be due on the day that he/she returns. The information from student Art history presentations will also be covered on the final exam.
Please click the link below for the presentation rubric.
Mr. Koza's Art History Presentations
Please click on one of the links to the right to access Mr. Koza's Art History Presentation gallery for each offered course. You will need to supply the password given to you in class. Please email Mr. Koza if you have forgotten the password.
Student Presentations will be added to each gallery as they are given.