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ARTS 141 - Visual Concepts in Art

2 Credit: (2 lecture, 1 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours:

This course is an alternative to the concepts and processes introduced in ARTS120. In this course, students apply art concepts in creating a body of work from a variety of materials and techniques. Students also classify artists and analyze artwork from a variety of time periods and cultures.
OFFERED: as needed

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Solve problems within 2-D and sculptural artworks.

  1. Examine how artists in history have applied various art materials.
  2. Explain how to use different art media.
  3. Demonstrate the application of art materials.

Goal 2:  Differentiate between the varieties of artistic style used by artists throughout history.

  1. Explore techniques related to the art media used.
  2. Examine the pros and cons of using the various media for compositions.

Goal 3:  Critique artwork.

  1. Investigate ways to strengthen problem areas within artistic arrangements.
  2. Discuss alternative solutions that involve psychological perspectives.

Goal 4:  Explain how composition creates aesthetic communication.

  1. Give oral critiques of artwork in class.
  2. Present research on an artist’s life, the influence of society and materials used in their artwork.

Goal 5:  Use different techniques to create a unique style.

  1. Summarize the mathematical measurements needed for accuracy in creating aesthetically pleasing and well-constructed mats.

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