Rachenda S. Brien, Art Teacher

Frontier High School

17750 Valley Road

Red Rock, OK 74651                  

Phone- 580-723-4360 ext. 2205




1st hour- 8:20-9:18 

2nd hour- 9:22-10:20 

3rd hour- 10:24-11:22

4th hour- 11:50-12:42 7-8th grade

Homeroom- 12:42-12:58

5th hour- 1:02-1:52 Planning period

6th hour- 1:56-2:46

7th hour- 2:50-3:40



Students who are in Art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance.


What every artist should know:

Elements of Art: line, color, value, texture, shape, form, space

Principles of Design: repetition, balance, contrast, movement, unity, emphasis, rhythm


Classical Periods in Art:

Classical Greek Art 480-323B.C.

Hellenistic Art 323-30 B.C.

Roman Art c. 750 B.C.- A.D. 476

Late Gothic Art c. 1250-1470

Early Renaissance c. 1250-1470

Northern Renaissance 1350-1600

International Style c. 1380-1416

High Renaissance 1450-1520

Mannerism 1525-1600

Neo-Classicism 1770-1820

Realism c. 1850-1880

Impressionism 1870-1905

Art Nouveau c. 1880-1910

Post-Impressionism c. 1886-1920

Cubism 1907-1920

Bauhaus c. 1919-1933

Realism 1920-1940's

Surrealism 1922-1940's

Op (Optical) Art 1960's

Hyperrealism 1965-1977

Light Art 1970's- present

Post-Modernism 1970's- present


Romantic Periods in Art:

Etruscan 750-200 B.C.

Early Christian A.D. 40-400

Byzantine 323-1453

Migration Late Roman 375-550

Medieval c. 800-1250

Romanesque 1000-1150

Gothic 1100-1400

Baroque 1590-1750

Rococo 1700-1800

Romanticism c. 1800-1850

Symbolism 1880's-1890's

Art Nouveau c. 1880-1910

Fauvism 1905-1907

Dadaism 1916-1922

Expressionism 1905-1925

Futurism 1908-1918

Fantasy Art 1910-1932

Abstract Expressionism c. 1940-1970


 Oklahoma Academic Standards: Visual Art

The visual arts curriculum is organized under four major categories:

Presenting, Responding, Creating and Connecting

LANGUAGE OF VISUAL ART-  (Standard 1) PRESENTING: Refers to the presenting or demonstrating something about an existing artwork, informally or formally, a process that calls upon the technical, expressive and interpretive skills of the learner.

*How is art used to express a feeling, record or illustrate an historical event, memoralize or honor individual achievement, tell a story, celebrate a victory, or adorn an empty space?

Essential question: What do I see?


VISUAL ART HISTORY AND CULTURE- (Standard 2) RESPONDING: Refers to synthesizing knowledge of visual art in relation to history, culture, heritage, other content areas, ideas and life-long learning.

*This process requires knowledge and understanding of the variety of philosophical perspectives that exist within today's world.  Students gain from learning to observe, reflect and participate in studies that reflect the historical content of visual art.

Essential questions: Who made the artwork?

                               Why was the artwork created?

                               What function or purpose does the artwork have with respect to its                                        cultural origin?


VISUAL ART EXPRESSION- (Standard 3) CREATING:  Refers to expressing ideas and feelings through the creating of visual art.

*Students should be encouraged to develop their own unique visual ideas.  Through the process of visual art expression, students will engage in problem solving, critical thinking and aesthetic decision-making.  

Essential questions: How was the artwork made?

                             What materials were used?

                             Why was the artwork created?


VISUAL ART APPRECIATION- (Standard 4) CONNECTING:   Refers to analyzing, critiquing, describing and evaluating visual artworks.

*Creative problem solving and creative thinking are an integral part of learning to appreciate art.

Essential questions: What is art?

                               What is creativity?

                               What does a particular work of art communicate to you?

                               How was this work made? (technique, process)

                               What is the purpose of art? (symbolic meaning, function)

                          What materials were used to create the artwork? (stone, clay, metal, etc.)







Thomas Gilcrease Museum of Art

1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa



Philbrook Museum of Art

2727 S. Rockford Road, Tulsa



Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

2021 East 71st Street, Tulsa



Oklahoma Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City



National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

1700 NE 63rd Street, Oklahoma City




1925 Woolaroc Road, Bartlesville



Arts and crafts offer children endless opportunities to learn by doing.  And they are likely to remember what they learn!  Brain researchers tell us that children retain much better when hands-on activities go along with their learning.

Children learn:

10% of what they READ

20% of what they HEAR

30% of what they SEE

50% of what they HEAR & READ

70% of what they SAY

90% of what they DO!                 (Taken from School-Age Notes, May 2001)