Spotlight on Art History: Anime

Course Length: Six weeks

2024 Schedule: Fridays with Jenny Wells at 8 am CST/2pm UK (This course begins 28th Jun)

About Summer Courses at Dreaming Spires

Our summer classes are great for homeschoolers who are preparing for high school in the US or exams in the UK, a chance to sample a subject before doing a deep dive for the coming year.

All courses will meet an hour weekly for six weeks. There will be the usual reliance on living books and some homework to ensure good participation, and at the end a certificate will be awarded.

About Spotlight on Art History: Architecture

This course will take you on a journey through important elements of architectural history as we look into awe-inspiring examples of classical Greek and Roman architecture, the formidable structures of Norman castles, and the soaring heights of Gothic cathedrals. We’ll explore the evolution of architectural styles through the Renaissance, 19th-century revivalism, and the bold innovations of modernism in the 20th century to see how the classics got reinterpreted through the ages.

In the lessons, you'll unlock the secrets of architectural masterpieces, identifying key features, learning terminology through fun quizzes, exploring superb buildings with virtual tours, and your own image-journal. Whether you're passionate about art history, curious about the world around you, or simply eager to deepen your understanding of architecture, this course is a great introduction to the big ideas around your built environment. By the end of it, you’ll be looking at the world through new eyes!

Note: There won't be formal narrations for h/w - rather, they will build an image journal so they create their own timeline of architecture and notes over the week and watch the virtual tours.

Who Teaches Spotlight on Art History: Architecture?

Jenny Wells has a wealth of expertise and academic rigor: with a degree in History of Art and English from the University of York, as well as an MA from the Open University, she possesses a deep understanding of interdisciplinary studies and visual culture. Drawing from over fourteen years of teaching experience at an independent Oxford sixth form college, Jenny has instructed students in History of Art, Film Studies and English GCSE and A Levels, and has served as an A level examiner for History of Art. Her dedication extends to supporting students with specific learning needs, reflecting her commitment to inclusive education. Having been a homeschooling parent herself, Jenny understands the importance of fostering creativity and critical thinking skills as part of a holistic approach to educating. See all courses taught by Jenny