Introduction to College Art (Art 100), is an introduction to the media, processes, and periods of art-making. While many of the examples are drawn from so-called “fine art” (what you might see in books or museums), the class might better be called "Introduction to Visual Culture" since that is the way most students will use and apply their knowledge after leaving this class. The ideas you will be introduced to apply just as well to advertising images, photographs on social media, video games or anything you encounter that has visual content. The expectation is that you will become a more critical consumer of visual culture and be able to appreciate – or not – the things you see.
The use of images – “art” – is a language like any other and a carrier of ideas; as such it can be manipulated toward a certain end or encourage one set of ideas over another. You will leave this class with the ability to critically assess what you see in the media and decide for yourself if you agree with what you are being shown. Please be aware that it is a lecture class rather than a studio class. That said, there will be many opportunities for you to discuss content and share your own ideas/observations as a way to stay actively involved.
adapted from Introduction to Art text by Muffet Jones, 2020.
Classes will begin on Thursday, Aug. 26th. Class information and Class Notebook links will be found in MS Teams. Please chect Teams prior to the first day of class for additional information.
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