Art Classes: Level IV

Level IV-Art Lesson 7: The Convent in L’viv

Learn to use chiaroscuro to give 3-dimensionality to a Renaissance building

This lesson is suitable for students in grade 6 through adult.

 

Art Lesson Description:

This lesson is based on a plaque depicting a convent in L’viv, Ukraine. The convent’s past tells much about the history of Ukraine and Poland:

  • It was built when L’viv was part of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (the 16th century), and is one of finest examples of late Renaissance architecture in the city.
  • Originally it was a convent and a hospital that was surrounded by walls and a moat to keep invaders out. The hospital was a refuge for wounded soldiers, paupers, and cripples.
  • The Soviets turned the complex into a warehouse and a museum of photography.
  • It has recently reopened as a convent.

The lesson asks the artist to solve some interesting problems:

  • To learn to shade objects with corners.
  • To learn some differences between Renaissance and Baroque architecture.

This lesson includes both POWERPOINT and VIDEO versions of the lesson plus 2 downloadable printouts: a warmup and a drawing of the convent.

 

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Suggestions for Cross-Curricular Connections:

  • Literature:
  • Social Studies: Find out how many nationalities have claimed L’viv as their territory. Learn about the Holodomor—the great famine of 1932-33 in Ukraine.

 

Estimated Time to Complete the Art Class:

  • Warm-up: 15 minutes
  • Drawing the picture: 30 minutes
  • Shading the picture: 60-90 minutes

Original Image
Original Image
How to Draw
How to Draw
A Finished Art Lesson
A Finished Art Lesson

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