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ART 101 A: Visual Art and Creative Thinking

Meeting Time: 
TTh 9:30am - 10:50am
Location: 
ART 327
SLN: 
10449
Joint Sections: 
ART 101 B, ART 101 C, ART 101 D
Instructor:
Claire Cowie
Claire Cowie

Syllabus Description:

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Autumn 2018 Tues./Thurs. 9:30am – 10:50am
Room 327/329 Art Building
Final Exam: Wed. Dec 12th 10:30am - 12:20pm

Overview
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 drawing, sculpture, writing, and critical thinking exercises as well as lectures by visiting arts professionals and group activities. Some projects are collaborative. 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 will 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

Faculty
Claire Cowie
Artist-in-Residence, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts (IVA)
Office: ART 218 Office Hours by request: Tues./Thurs. 2:30 - 3:30pm
Preferred pronouns: she/her
cmcowie@uw.edu

Canvas
http://canvas.uw.edu
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
uaskart@uw.edu
Drop-in advising Mon. - Thurs 9am – 3pm
Room ART 104
Undergraduate Advising

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.)

https://art.washington.edu/building-policies

Supplies
There is a prepared kit at Artist and Craftsman available to you for a substantial discount. It is approximately $30. Bring your Husky card to show you're enrolled as a UW student and look for or ask about “UW ART 101: Cowie”.  
*You will need to make a few 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) in basement of the Art Building.
OPTIONAL: Many assignments will allow you to use any other materials of your choice. You might consider watercolor, markers, inks, camera, specialty papers, art papers, X-acto knife, scissors, ruler, tape, glues, etc., especially if you already own those things or plan on majoring in art.

MUSEUM ACCESS
You can get a sticker in the art office to put on your UW ID and it will allow you free admission to the Seattle Art Museum.
The Henry Art Gallery is always free to UW students.
The Frye Art Museum is always free to everyone.

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. Projects will be added to Canvas as the quarter progresses, and will include due dates, submission expectations, and grade percentages.

Percentage Earned

Grade-Point Equivalent

Letter Equivalent

100-98

4.0

A

97-96

3.9

A

95-94

3.8

A-

93-92

3.7

A-

91

3.6

A-

90-89

3.5

A-

88-87

3.4

B+

86

3.3

B+

85

3.2

B+

84

3.1

B

83

3.0

B

82

2.9

B

81

2.8

B-

80

2.7

B-

79

2.6

B-

78

2.5

B-

77

2.4

C+

76

2.3

C+

75

2.2

C+

74

2.1

C

73

2.0

C

72

1.9

C

71

1.8

C-

70

1.7

C-

69

1.6

C-

68

1.5

C-

67

1.4

D+

66

1.3

D+

65

1.2

D+

64

1.1

D

63

1.0

D

62

0.9

D

61

0.8

D-

60

0.7

D-

59 and x < 59

0.0

F

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)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:02pm

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