ARTS 190 - Art Appreciation
3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours:
This course is designed to encourage visual literacy and develop analytical skills. It will explore the nature of art, the evaluation of art, the processes and materials of art. Students will examine the formal elements of design in relation to a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional artworks.
OFFERED: fall and spring semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology and conventions of visual expression.
- Define the visual elements and principles of composition.
- Discuss the materials and techniques used to create a work of art.
Goal 2: Critically interpret and analyze works in terms of form and content.
- Use a visual arts vocabulary to formally analyze works of art
Goal 3: Demonstrate an understanding of art practices, meaning, values, and methods within historical and cultural contexts.
- Compare the societal context in which works of art were created, including religious factors, political factors, and economic factors.
Goal 4: Discuss current visual arts culture.
- Evaluate works of art using formal theories and contextual theories.
- Describe the role of the artistic creator.
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