AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts HA
DeWolf, William F.
BS, MS, Ph.D.
Hanscom Ed. Ctr.
January 9 - March 5, 2006
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Textbook: Paul J. Zelanski, Artnotes. The Art of Seeing. 6th Edition
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Course Description: A basic art appreciation course, which introduces the formal language of painting, sculpture, and architecture, relating them to the philosophical premises and historical events that they reflect. This course provides a framework of reference for appreciation of art as well as a basis for further study. While slide lecture is the usual format, demonstrations, fieldtrips and gallery tours augment classroom instruction. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: As the title of this course - The Art of Seeing, the instructor will emphasize that the entire experience will be based on the "learning to see" premise and interpreting what we see.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments will be accepted up to one week after their due date, but will be penalized one letter grade (10 percentage points). Students may NOT make up quizzes or exams missed because of an unexcused absence.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please turn cell phones and pagers off during class. Students who disrupt class with these items will be asked to leave and could suffer appropriate penalties for tardiness (see above attendance policy).
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Pay attention in class. Dates for exams and assignments are subject to revision!!! You are asked to read the appropriate sections of your textbook for the subjects listed. These readings should be completed prior to the class for which they are assigned.
01/10/06 – Chapter 1 Understanding Art
Chapter 2 Visual Elements
Shape and Form
Value and Light
01/12/06 – Chapter 3 Organizing Principals
Relationship to the Environment
01/19/06- Chapter 4 Drawing
Approaches to Drawing
01/2106 – Museum of Fine Arts – Boston (Tentative) 9am-5pm
And Newberry street galleries
This class will makeup for no class on Tuesday 1/17/06 and Tuesday 1/24/06.
Assignment – Gallery visit “log” and sketch book with written assignments
01/26/06 – Chapter 5 Painting
Approaches to Painting
EXAM #2 – Chapters 1-5
Comments and critique
01/31/06 – Chapter 6 Printmaking
Approaches to Printmaking
Chapter 7 Graphic Design
The Graphic Designer and Visual Ideas
Typography and Illustration
02/02/06 – Chapter 8 Photography and Film-Making
Photocopy and Fax Art
TV and Video
Chapter 9 Digital Art
The Computer as a Drawing Medium
The Computer as a Painting Medium
Interactive Art in Cyber Space
02/09/06 – Chapter 10 Sculpture
Chapter 11 Crafts
02/11/06 - Field Trip – Boston Commons and Government Center
Makeup for Tuesday 02/07, 02/14 class
02/16/06 – Chapter 13 Architecture
Architects' Unique Concerns
Chapter 14 Designed Settings
Aesthetics and Performing Arts
02/28/06– Chapter 16 Understanding Art on All Levels
Rodin's Gates of Hell
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
All Makeups are due by this date
03/02/06 FINAL EXAM
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .