This webquest is dedicated to the Art of the Renaissance time period. You will be working in groups of three on one of the topics below. Your job will be to create a "Renaissance Portfolio", complete with descriptions and critiques of Renaissance artists and their works. To begin, you will only need the following items:
Step One: The Time Period
The first section of the webquest involves research into the Renaissance period. You will find as much background information on the time period, answering the following questions in your notebook: (this will be checked)
You will find a sheet to answer these questions Here. Make sure to be as detailed as possible. You are to find out as much as you possibly can about the Renaissance. This will be the basis for the second half of your paper, so if this part suffers, the entire project will suffer as well.
Use the following links to get you started in researching the time period. Feel free to use any other sources, including books, periodicals, etc.
Step Two: Choose the artists
Examine the list below. You and your partners are to choose one of the artists listed below. You are to create a portfolio as if you were the artist. The portfolio should include the following:
Possible Artists (choose from this list)
Jane Van Eyck
Leonardo Da Vinci
The final portfolio should be presented creatively in a new, presentable folder, complete with the Renaissance description as well as the completed works of your artist. Remember that all written work must be typed in manuscript form and reflect correct paragraph form. Proofread carefully, as grammar and mechanics will be graded in addition to your research and creativity. For the presentation itself, present your responses to the six questions and the pieces of art in your portfolio. Presentations should be ten minutes in length.
You will find examples of real art portfolios Here. This is an article explaining to prospective artists how to create their portfolios.