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ART 101 A: Narratives In Art And Design

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 9:30am - 10:50am
ART 327
Claire Cowie
Claire Cowie

Syllabus Description:


Autumn 2016
Tues./Thurs. 9:30am – 10:50am
Room 327/329 Art Building
Credit/No Credit

Introduces the practice of art and design using the resources of the School of Art and the Henry Art Gallery. Develops knowledge of the working methods and accomplishments of a variety of artists and designers and helps students translate conceptual ideas into creative solutions. Class sessions include short drawing, writing, critical thinking exercises as well as lectures by visiting arts professionals, hands-on projects, group activities and class discussions. This is a great orientation to the opportunities available for students considering a major or minor in Art, Art History or Design.

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Claire Cowie
Office: ART Room 218   Office Hours: Tu./Th. 11am – 12noon

Emma Keenan-Grice
Peter Mataya
McKinley Smith
Brianna Wray

Grading Policy
Art 101 is a credit/no credit course.
Receiving credit is based upon good participation and responsibility in all aspects of the course and completion of all course assignments throughout the quarter.
You will keep a sketchbook that is only for our class and we will use it all quarter. Sketchbooks will be collected at the end of the quarter for checking work and full credit is dependent on the completion of all assignments.
Missing more than 2 assignments will result in a NO CREDIT grade for the course.

- Sketchbook
    Your preference on size and type.
    Must be a new one that you begin and continue to use for our course only. No other school work should be     included in it, but you may do as much extra drawing and writing in it as you would like throughout the        
    quarter. Everything you do in the sketchbook will need to labeled and dated for easy tracking of    

- Pencils and/or pens every day
    For drawing assignments and notes.

- Charcoal pencils
    You only need to get one, but a lot of students like to get a pack with several different degrees of hardness.

- Paper stump
    This is an inexpensive rolled-paper tool, shaped a little like a small pencil, used to blend drawing materials.

- Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
    This is a white plastic eraser and by far the best eraser type for artists.

- Roll of double-stick tape

*You will need to make print-outs or photocopies throughout the quarter. The easiest way to do this is to have some extra $ on your Husky card and print in the School of Art Computer Center (SoACC).

Some students like to work with: 
    Any drawing media you enjoy such as watercolor, markers, color pencils, pens, etc.
    Specialty papers, art papers
    X-acto knife, scissors


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Catalog Description: 
Explores how we observe/interpret our visual world. Introduces art and design terminology, techniques and analysis. Class sessions include short drawing, writing, critical thinking exercises, as well as lectures by visiting arts professionals and group activities. Ideal class for students exploring majors in Art, Art history or Design.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
February 25, 2017 - 9:10pm