Where do artists find their inspiration? How can you tell a Rembrandt from a Renoir? Art History and Appreciation surveys artwork and architecture from different periods in human history. Students learn how artists use their abilities to observe and interpret reality and create unique artistic styles and works. Part 1 focuses on the art and architecture in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, while Part 2 moves east to Asia and Oceania. In each part of the course, students note the development of different art movements, the variation in artistic techniques, and the influence of significant artists and designers. Lessons explain the tools, skills, and techniques artists use to create their works. Students also learn how to differentiate between art movements in significant periods of history. At the end of this course, students can recognize artistic styles, movements, and techniques, and identify specific pieces of artwork by period and origin.