This art course consists of four main art disciplines: history, production, criticism, and aesthetics. Each discipline is distinctly different, allowing students to gain a comprehensive art foundation. This course chronologically covers movements beginning with prehistoric art and ending with baroque art. With each movement, students are given a historical context as well as an opportunity to learn and develop various art skills. Art Foundations, Part 1, also teaches students how to formally judge art and answer questions concerning the nature of art. This is the first course in a two-part art series (ART 041 and ART 043); however, either course may be taken independently of the other.

Course Details

Course Outline
Week 1: Defining Art; Earliest Art
Week 2: Elements and Principles of Design; Art Criticism
Week 3: Greek and Roman Art
Week 4: The Human Figure
Week 5: Definitions of Beauty
Week 6: Celtic Knots and Illuminated Lettering
Week 7: The Feldman Model of Criticism
Week 8: Color Theory
Week 9: Interpreting Art and Beauty
Week 10: Invention
Week 11: One-Point and Two-Point Perspective
Week 12: Art Restoration
Week 13: Baroque Art
Week 14: Inspired Art
Week 15: Art in Your Life
Week 16: Final Exam