AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts
S2T 2010 DLA
M.A. in Illustration, Syracuse University, NY, August 2004, 4.0.Thesis: Printmaking--Contemporary American Printmakers and their Contributions to the Field of Illustration. Directed by John Thompson.B.S. in Art, Graduated Summa cum Laude, Troy State University, AL, 2001.
Spring II 2010 March 15 - May 9, 2010
Textbook: Art of Seeing
Required • Edition: 7TH • Zelanski, Paul
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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It is my philosophy to give you a better understanding of basic art concepts from its vocabulary to the mediums of art, exploration of the principles and elements of art, and the history of art. By using lectures and overviews of textbook readings, discussions, exams, projects, internet websites, videos and more, I hope to encourage learning and increase your passion for the Visual Arts.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
A comprehensive final exam of 100 multiple choice questions derived from the first three exams. The majority of the questions are vocabulary or concept based. The exam is worth 100 points out of 500 points in the course (20%).
Discussion Questions (11)
Response Papers (2)
Proctored Final Exam
Number of Points
450 - 500
400 - 449
350 - 399
300 - 349
299 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Missing any part of this schedule may prevent completion of the course. If you foresee difficulty of any type (i.e., an illness, employment change, etc.) which may prevent completion of this course, notify the instructor as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in failure for an assignment and/or failure of the course.
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Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Virtual Café introduction
Chapter #1 – Understanding Art
Chapter #2 – Visual Elements
Chapter #16 – Understanding Art on All Levels
Response Essay #1 and readings
Chapter #3 – Organizing Principles of Design
Chapter #10 – Sculpture
Chapter #11 – Crafts
Response Essay #2 and readings
Chapter #4 – Drawing
Chapter #5 – Painting
Chapter #7 – Graphic Design
Chapter #13 – Architecture
Chapter #8 – Photography and Filmmaking
Film Assignment to accompany Chapter 8
COMP Final Exam - proctored
Overview: Each week contains a Weekly Overview which contains the learning outcomes, activities, and assessments for that week. You should read and print out the Weekly Overview for each week.
Weekly structure of the course: This course is split into eight weekly units. The unit starts and ends on Sunday at midnight CST (Central Standard Time zone).
Course Attendance/Participation: All students are required to log into the course at least once during each week. All students are required to log in at least 3 times per week to participate in discussions (preferably every other day).
Discussion: Respond at least once to each topic for that week with meaningful responses (NOT just Yes or No). In addition, you should respond to at least one other student post. See word count and directions on discussions.
Response Essay Paper: Discuss various art subjects in a formal essay.
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