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Introduction To Art

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This course introduces students to the elements and principles of art as well as the creation of various media, such as painting, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, and the decorative arts. Students apply techniques for viewing art critically to build an appreciation of various art forms. Themes within the course include contemporary topics in the arts, cultural diversity in the arts, and the arts in a historical context.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9 weeks

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    Art and Intention: Seeing the Value in Art

    • Summarize public reaction to examples of controversial art.

    • Discuss individual perspectives to art in public spaces.

    Art in Context

    • Evaluate systems of support for art in local communities.
    • Analyze artwork.

    Camera Arts

    • Compare artistic film and popular cinema.
    • Compare early and modern photography methods.

    Sculpture

    • Describe installation art.
    • Compare sculptural styles.

    Art and Meaning: Understanding the Art You See

    • Summarize the roles of the artist.
    • Demonstrate visual literacy.

    Formal Elements: The Building Blocks of Art

    • Identify the formal elements of art.

    • Describe artworks in formal terms.

    Design

    • Identify principles of design within a composition.

    • Identify historical design movements.

    Drawing and Painting

    • Explain the relevance of drawing to the creative process.

    • Compare painting methodology of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

    Architecture

    • Distinguish between Greek and Roman contributions to architecture.
    • Explain the function of architecture in different cultures.
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