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We are going GLOBAL!

ABX: ART BLOCKS eXpanded introduces the top 250 works of art selected by 
The College Boards Advanced Placement Program® (AP®), representing GLOBAL artistic traditions. (Don’t worry. No tests!)

 

ART BLOCKS is diving deep into that list and creating “small bites” that are interesting, memorable, and conversational.  The works are presented chronologically as they mirror the culture in which they were made. 
 
Classes will be on Tuesday mornings, 10-12, in person at The Waldo Café, starting September 3. They will be ongoing until we finish the list, pausing for holidays and travel.

 

Six classes are $150. If you must miss a class, you can apply it towards a future class.

CLICK HERE for up to date class offerings!

ART BLOCKS NEWS:

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The first six-week BLOCK starts September 3 through October 8th.  SIGN UP HERE

We will cover Global Prehistory, Ancient Mediterranean: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome.

An excellent foundation for your “conversational art history” quest! 

 

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The second six-week BLOCK starts Oct 22 through November 26th.  SIGN UP HERE

We will cover Early Europe and Colonial Americas, 200-1750 C.E.

From catacombs, basilicas, mosques, cathedrals, manuscripts, sculptures and many beloved paintings from the early renaissance through baroque. 

 

Completed:

Explore The ART of ITALY from the Italian Renaissance through Baroque: The Best of Florence and Rome!
 

Whether you are traveling to Italy, have been there, or are an armchair traveler, this class will delight you!

This fun, conversational art history class will empower you to delight in the greatest art in Italy; Florence, Rome and surrounding areas. Discover the stories behind Renaissance and Baroque art, artists and patrons: Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, the Medici, Caravaggio, Bernini, to name a few.  Anticipate the highlights of the Uffizi, Vatican and Borghese galleries, the piazzas, public sculpture, cathedrals, back alleys and the best Apéritivo and gelato. Learn about the processes that were used to create the masterpieces.

 

Just finished:

American Art: Colonial to Contemporary. Join us for this fast-paced energetic

introduction to great American Art. We will discover how American artists have

reflected of the history of The United States through their work, from the 17th through

20th centuries: Colonial Times, our New Nation, Self-Discovery, at Home and Abroad, Early Modernism, between the World Wars, and culminating with International Presence.

Discover that ART truly does reflect the time and place in which it was made.  

What a great way to learn history, through ART! (And the other way around!)

 

Heartfelt THANKS:

 

to The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach for welcoming ART BLOCKS to their planetarium to kick off Women's month! Guests followed the chronological portrayal of the female form, from Stone Age through Contemporary, reflecting the time and place in which it was made. Lively conversation followed over Mimosas and hors d'oeuvres. Looking forward to returning to MOAS for Masterpieces and Mimosas in October with the American Art Series.
 

Single BLOCKS

One BLOCK at a time.

Invite ART BLOCKS to your home, business, clubhouse, church, reunion, book club...

Donna will engage you in a lively presentation and discussion.

You will need a large TV or projector.

Fee: $200 for each presentation.

Many possibilities! Call if you don't find the perfect BLOCK listed.

Inquire at artblockskc@gmail.com

or 913.649.5695

Contact

Please feel free to contact me by phone or email. Or you may fill in the form below, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

PHONE NUMBER: 913.649.5695

EMAIL: artblockskc@gmail.com

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