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.
- Examine how artists in history have applied various art materials.
- Explain how to use different art media.
- Demonstrate the application of art materials.
Goal 2: Differentiate between the varieties of artistic style used by artists throughout history.
- Explore techniques related to the art media used.
- Examine the pros and cons of using the various media for compositions.
Goal 3: Critique artwork.
- Investigate ways to strengthen problem areas within artistic arrangements.
- Discuss alternative solutions that involve psychological perspectives.
Goal 4: Explain how composition creates aesthetic communication.
- Give oral critiques of artwork in class.
- 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.
- Summarize the mathematical measurements needed for accuracy in creating aesthetically pleasing and well-constructed mats.
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