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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 100 - Basic Design

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Introduction to the elements and principles of visual design. Includes identifying and interpreting creative problems; emphasizing art and design skills; writing reviews of gallery visits/museum visits/artist lecturers; articulating and demonstrating progressive skills in their own work; participating in individual and group critiques; and relating their work on a conceptual, interpersonal and global level.

Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - FA; Meets CTE - A&H.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate basic creative use of formal art and design elements and principles.
  2. Demonstrate basic use of a variety of art materials, techniques and processes as applied to creative practices and expression.
  3. Demonstrate proper use of basic design vocabulary from various historical, aesthetic and cultural perspectives.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate creative use of the art elements of line, shape, space, value, texture, volume, and color.
  2. Demonstrate creative use of the art principles of harmony, variety, balance, tension, rhythm, proportion, repetition, and contrast.
  3. Demonstrate skill development in the basic art areas of drawing, painting, introductory color, collage, and sculpture materials.
  4. Discuss art appreciation from a formal and historical perspective.
  5. Demonstrate observational, descriptive, analytical, and interpretive skills.
  6. Utilize appropriate design vocabulary and articulate aesthetic and cultural connections.

  1. Creative Problems: Art Elements, Principles, and Their Presentation
    1. Identify the elements and principles  
      1. Their own work
      2. The work of their peers
      3. The environment
      4. Established contemporary and historical artists
    2. Interpret the elements and principles 
      1. Their own work
      2. The work of their peers
      3. The environment
      4. Established contemporary and historical artists
  2. Emphasizing Art and Design Skills
    1. Lectures
    2. Demonstrations
    3. Activities
  3. Written Reviews of Gallery Visits/Museum Visits/Artist Lecturers
  4. Articulate and Demonstrate Progressive Skills in Their Own Work
    1. Observational
    2. Descriptive
    3. Analytical
    4. Interpretive
  5. Individual and Group Critiques
    1. Utilization of design vocabulary
    2. Aesthetic issues
    3. Cultural issues