2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog
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ART 1593 - Art Appreciation*

3 Credits
This course is designed to analyze the structures, functions, styles, and mediums of the visual arts as they relate to and influence contemporary life. This is NOT an art history course. It is a “hands-on” course in which students will be expected  to participate in the exploration of art definitions and the use of art foundations with their appropriate grammar and philosophies.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Recognize how art communicates personal, social, and political experiences, opinions, and belief. (GEO 2, 3, 4)
2. Identify the Formal Elements of Art and how they are used in art making (Line, Shape, Space, Light, Color, Texture, Time, and Motion). (GEO 3)
3. Differentiate between various processes and mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, time-based media, sculpture, architecture, and functional design. (GEO 3)
4. Recognize works of art as historical visual records. (GEO 2, 3)
5. Recognize themes in art and how they continue or change over time. (GEO 2, 3)
6. Critique of work of art using the four steps of art criticism (Description, Analysis, Interpretation, and Evaluation or Judgment). (GEO 1, 2)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: ARTA 1003



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