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Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning

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Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. Authored by four USG faculty members with advance degrees in the arts, this textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses. Combining the best elements of both a traditional textbook and a reader, it introduces such issues in art as its meaning and purpose; its meaning and purpose; its structure, material, and form; and its diverse effects on our lives. Its digital nature allows students to follow links to applicable sources and videos, expanding the students’ educational experiences beyond the textbook. Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning provides a new and free alternative to traditional textbooks, making it an invaluable resource in our modern age of technology and advancement.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Jeffery LeMieux, Pamela Sachant, Peggy Blood, Rita Tekippe

Art Appreciation and Techniques

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This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history, and in-depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative thought and processes. It is the only resource I have found that approximates techniques, media, and an overview of different processes that is usually the first half of a printed text on art appreciation or an introduction to art. This is geared toward an undergraduate, lower-level student population. The art history survey is inadequate, but combined with another source, like Boundless' art history, this can be a complete text for an Art 100 course.

Material Type: Assessment, Lecture, Module, Reading, Syllabus, Textbook, Unit of Study

Authors: Afshan Bokhari, Amy Gansell, Andrew E. Hershberger, Andrew Marvick, Anne Bertrand-Dewsnap, Denise Rogers, Hilda Werschkul, Jelena Bogdanovic, Jennifer Palinkas, Jill Kiefer, Lynn E. Roller, Marjorie Munsterberg, Michelle Greet, Shaoqian Zhang, Tracy Musacchio, William V. Ganis

ART 102 - Understanding Art

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An introductory course using visual materials with emphasis on methods and motivations that generate the visual experience, both past and present. Art practices from around the world are examined for form and content. Emphasis will be on Western Art. Course Outcomes: 1. Articulate verbally and in writing a general understanding of the significance of visual art in a wide variety of culture and media. 2. Create a personal work of art. Articulate verbally and in writing the form and content of the piece, along with information about significant artists and art works relative to the created artwork, and to visual art. 3. Articulate verbally and in writing appropriate art vocabulary, and art evaluation concepts, when viewing visual art.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Linn Benton Virtual College

Art Appreciation Open Educational Resource

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The Art Appreciation course explores the world’s visual arts, focusing on the development of visual awareness, assessment, and appreciation by examining a variety of styles from various periods and cultures while emphasizing the development of a common visual language. The materials are meant to foster a broader understanding of the role of visual art in human culture and experience from the prehistoric through the contemporary. This is an Open Educational Resource (OER), an openly licensed educational material designed to replace a traditional textbook. The course materials consist of 24 lessons each with a presentation, reading list, and/or sample assignment. For ease of adapting, materials are available as PDFs and Microsoft PowerPoint or Word documents.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Marie Porterfield Barry

Art Appreciation - Introduction to Art & Art Media

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This entry-level course is designed to help you gain a general appreciation for art as well as to help you develop a working vocabulary for the knowledgeable analysis of art based on the Visual Elements and the Principles of Design. The syllabus is included in the course and contains the course objectives, student learning outcomes, list of assignments and names of the course textbooks.

Material Type: Assessment, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Reading, Syllabus, Textbook

Author: Kelly Joslin