ART.-110 Art Appreciation
Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-016 (ACSR-016)
This course is a survey of materials, processes, interpretation, and history of art. Students will gain an understanding of the formal art elements and principles of design, art practice, art media, and art history through lectures, videos, images, reading, gallery/museum visits, and guest speakers. Students will also develop an understanding of the creation of art as a process of critical thinking and problem solving, as well as how art relates to their lives.
Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to:
● Identify a variety of historical and contemporary artists, artistic styles and media.
● Describe, understand, and interpret basic characteristics of artwork from major historical periods and world cultures.
● Explain the societal role of visual arts in a variety of world cultures, within and across national contexts.
● Explain the role of art as social commentary as well as the role of art in affecting social change.
● Describe and utilize basic art vocabulary.
● Describe different materials and methods used to create visual art.
● Utilize different contexts and methods to analyze and interpret visual art.
● Explain the process of the making of art as a form of human expression, as well as a process of critical thinking and problem solving.
● Critique (describe, analyze, interpret, and judge) artwork you encounter.