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AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts
DeWolf, William F.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts HA

Semester

S1KK2006

Faculty

DeWolf, William F.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS, MS, Ph.D.

Office Location

Hanscom Ed. Ctr.

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(617)824-3077

E-Mail

william.dewolf@park.edu

william_dewolf@emerson.edu

Semester Dates

January 9 - March 5, 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


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

  1. • Talk about art using aesthetic comments and art vocabulary
  2. • Write about art that they have had contact with throughout the semester, especially the gallery visits/
  3. • Develop observation skills “Learning to Look” critically and compare various art works
  4. • Demonstrate and understanding of what the artist goes through in the process of doing art.
  5. • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the stylistic differences or similarities of various art works
  6. • Visit as many of the Boston area museums/galleries as possible
Class Assessment:
Students learning in this course will be assessed by means of:

*    Gallery Visit Projects  25%
*    Mid-Semester Evaluation 25%
*    Final Evaluation        25%
*    Participation           15%
*    Attendance              10%

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.
Course Topics/Dates

01/10/06 – Chapter 1 Understanding Art
        Chapter 2 Visual Elements
Line
Shape and Form
Space
Texture
Value and Light
Color
Time
Assignment -
01/12/06 – Chapter 3 Organizing Principals
Repetition
Variety
Rhythm
Balance
Composition Unity
Emphasis
Economy
Proportion
Relationship to the Environment
EXAM #1
01/19/06- Chapter 4 Drawing
Approaches to Drawing
Dry Media
Liquid Media
Drawing Experience

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
Paint Media
Mixed Media
EXAM #2 – Chapters 1-5
Comments and critique

01/31/06 – Chapter 6 Printmaking
Approaches to Printmaking
Printmaking Processes
      Chapter 7 Graphic Design
The Graphic Designer and Visual Ideas
Typography and Illustration
02/02/06 – Chapter 8 Photography and Film-Making
Photography
Photocopy and Fax Art
Film
TV and Video
     Chapter 9 Digital Art
The Computer as a Drawing Medium
The Computer as a Painting Medium
Video Graphics
Virtual Reality
Interactive Art in Cyber Space
02/09/06 – Chapter 10 Sculpture
Carving
Modeling
Casting
Assembling
Earthworks
      Chapter 11 Crafts
Clay
Metal
Wood
Glass
Fibers

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
Interior Design
Environmental Design
Aesthetics and Performing Arts

02/28/06– Chapter 16 Understanding Art on All Levels
Picasso's Guernica
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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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 .

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