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Fall 2017

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ART163 - Art Appreciation With a Focus on Local Art
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: An interactive approach to art appreciation with an emphasis on understanding local works of art. Surveys the connection between art and the local community from a variety of perspectives. Examines the value and expressive function of art and reviews ways to use visual language to create and evaluate artwork. Students will gain hands-on experience creating collaborative artwork. Includes tours of local art studios and visiting guest artists in the southern tier area.

Lecture: 1 hrs.
Lab: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to:

1. Create one collaborative group art project that composes an artistic statement. *
2. Identify and describe a minimum of 10 local artists and the details of their artwork.
3. Create a minimum of five art projects utilizing the elements and principles of design with a focus on visual expression and communication.
4. Demonstrate verbal proficiency by utilizing the vocabulary of art and design in the descriptions of artwork.
5. Examine core concepts that inspire community art projects through designated reading assignments.
6. Research local arts organizations and define examples of the value of arts in the local community.
7. Write a weekly summary describing views on the experience with local artists and artwork.
8. Evaluate and assess artwork in group critiques and class discussions using personal observations, art concepts reviewed in class and presented in guest artist' lectures.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
1. Origins of creative inspiration and the value of art
2. Visual Language of Art: Elements and Principles of Design
3. Influences of art history on contemporary art
4. Purpose of public art and commissioned artwork
5. Approaches in developing community art
6. Creating public awareness through art and community-based concepts
7. Art with a sense of place and local collections
8. Large-scale public sculptures
9. Local narrative in art
10. Sustainable and Environmental Art
11. Transferring public space into art space
12. Local architecture: comparing historical and the present
13. Local Contemporary artists
14. Value of Arts Organizations
15. Getting involved in the arts in your community

Effective Term: Spring 2012