|1. Description - |
|Studio experience in structuring the elements of visual form using, but not limited to, the exploratory medium of collage. Development of a personal sensitivity to visual organization and the vocabulary of art as it relates to expressiveness and content.|
|Advisory: ART 4A or 5A; this course is included in the Book Arts & Paper Family of activity courses.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- describe and understand formal elements as they function in art works
- demonstrate an ability to synthesize content and form in art works.
- use a variety of spatial and formal techniques to give structure and compositional strength to images.
- work with a variety of materials including but not limited to, drawing, collage, and photographic and computer generated media.
- gain knowledge about how socio/cultural and personal concerns affect art forms.
- gain confidence in expressing a personal point of view in image making.
- share through discussion in student critiques the cultural and personal differences in their artwork.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Adequate worktable space, stool for each student, sink area. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
|Technique, form, and content will be studied both separately and in combination. |
- Technical Concerns
- Sketches : use of ink, pencils, charcoals, and pastels, and other materials as required.
- Collage/assemblage - assembly and alteration.
- Student selected media such as photography, computer generated art.
- Formal Concerns
- Review of major elements: point, line, shape, value, color, texture, mass, and sequence.
- Organizing principles: scale, balance, proportion, unity with variety, movement, directional forces, emphasis and subordination, et. al.
- Structural analysis of works done by artists from past and present.
- Comparison and contrast of formal arrangement and random order in composition.
- Conceptual Focus
- Purposes of art, perceptual and conceptual imagery, symbolism, and visual metaphor.
- Social issues in art: the environment, ethnicity, gender concerns, censorship.
- Aesthetics - fine art/folk art, high art/low art, and public art/private art.
- Since art projects cannot be precisely defined or measured they naturally offer wide latitude of interpretation. Some student assignments may be concerned with a diversity of personal experiences and cultural heritages and therefore bring these perspectives into a shared activity. The art classroom offers multiple opportunities to illustrate concepts by artists representing broad cultural and personal histories.
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Fitness to assignment and evidence of understanding principles involved.
- Written quizzes, participation in class discussions, and overall contribution to the class may partially constitute methods of evaluating the student's understanding of the material.
- Craftsmanship: evidence of care in construction and execution of final work.
- Progress: evidence of individual's increased understanding and application of concepts and technique. Originality and initiative in experimenting and exploring alternatives in the work addressed.
- Participation in class critiques and discussions and demonstration of interest and overall contribution to the class.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
Collage Techniques, Gerald Brommer
Amanda Pearce, Watson Guptill, The Crafter's Complete Guide to Collage,Visual Forces Martinez & Block
|8. Disciplines - |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Discussion, Laboratory, Demonstration, internet classes parallel on-ground coursework; discussion occurs weekly in the Discussion forum and scheduled Chat. |
|10. Lab Content - |
|Projects developed during lab time from concept to completion based on the lecture; use of grid and alignments and other traditional compositional devices such as a triangular configuration. Repeat Students work through a variety of new projects selected by instructor & student depending upon ability and interest. |
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Students required to read lecture and assignment handouts for both on-ground and online classes.
- Weekly laboratory assignments based upon lecture-demonstration are usually individual but may include group projects.
- Students required to include notes, a summary of the project and written self-critique using appropriate terminology for each project, and submitted in a final portfolio.
|13. Need/Justification - |
| This course is a required core course for the AA degrees and Certificate of Achievements in Art Survey and Studio Arts. |