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ART 101 A: Visual Art And Creative Thinking

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 9:30am - 10:50am
ART 327
Joint Sections: 
ART 101 B, ART 101 C, ART 101 D
Claire Cowie
Claire Cowie

Syllabus Description:

Visual Art and Creative Thinking

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Autumn 2017 Tues./Thurs. 9:30am – 10:50am Room 327/329 Art Building

This course will explore how we observe and interpret our visual world. We will examine a variety of working methods to translate concepts into creative solutions. Students will be introduced to art and design terminology, techniques and analysis. Class sessions include short drawing, writing and critical thinking exercises as well as lectures by visiting arts professionals and group activities. This is a great orientation to the opportunities available for students considering a major or minor in Art, Art history or Design.

Commitment to Positive Learning
Our classroom environment should be mutually respectful and inclusive of all students. Diversity of all kinds is essential to a thriving creative and critical environment. Thoughtful questions and debate are encouraged. Please be responsible and act with accountability toward each other and the studio facilities.

School of Art Policies

Claire Cowie
Full-Time Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts (IVA)
Office: ART 218 Office Hours by request: Tues./Thurs. 11am – 12noon
Preferred pronouns: she/her

This is where you will find information for all your classes, such as the course calendar, assignments, grades, announcements, and files. Students and faculty can initiate a discussion board.
For our class, look for ART 101 in the course drop-down menu.

Art Advising
Mon. - Fri. 8am – 4pm
Room 104

Art Building Hours
Mon. - Thurs. 7am – 7pm
Fri. 7am – 5pm
Sat. 1pm – 5pm
Sun. 9am – 5pm
Closed on all UW holidays
To work after hours, have your Husky Card programmed for After Hours Access (card swipe at loading dock on N side of building). Room 102 (After Hours Access activation, locker rental, etc.)

Teaching Assistants (TAs)
Major: Art History, Year: Senior, Preferred pronouns: he/him

Molly Duttry
Major: Economics and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts (IVA), Year: Junior, Preferred pronouns: she/her

MZ Rubab
Major: Architectural Design, Year: Sophomore, Preferred pronouns: she/her

Fryda Saucedo
Major: IVA, Minor: DXARTS, Year: Senior, Preferred pronouns: she/her

B Taylor
Major: Sculpture and Psychology, Year: Sophomore, Preferred pronouns: they/he

Grading Policy
Receiving full credit is based upon excellent participation, responsibility in all aspects of the course, and successful completion of all course assignments throughout the quarter.

Sketchbooks will be collected (and returned) for grading at the end of the quarter.
Assignment details will be given verbally, in hardcopy, and posted to Canvas as they are assigned and individual assignments will range in value from 3% - 15% of your final grade. Grades will be posted to Canvas in the form of points equal to those percentages.

There is a prepared kit at Artist and Craftsman available to you for a substantial discount. It is approximately $35. Bring your Husky card to show you're a UW student and look for “UW ART 101”.

*You may 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) on the 2nd floor of the Art Building.

OPTIONAL: Many assignments will allow you to use any other materials of your choice. You might consider watercolor, markers, color pencils, pens, camera, specialty papers, art papers, X-acto knife, scissors, ruler, tape, glues, etc., especially if you already own those things.

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: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:12pm