Course Abstract Details

ART-101, Fundamentals of Art

Credits: 3

Course Description

ART-101, Fundamentals of Art, focuses on the development of concepts and elements of art, thus on the compositional basics of line, form, value, color, texture, and spatial relationships. Art projects are oriented toward developing these fundamental artistic skills, understanding their application and exploring them through the use of various tools and materials. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091. Students who have satisfactorily completed two years of high school art may enroll directly in ART 105. Three hours lecture/studio each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours. This course does not fulfill the Arts and Humanities requirement for Carroll graduation. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives Upon successful completion of Art 101 (C or better), the student will have met the following objectives: 

1. Demonstrate commitment to course goals by completing all assigned projects according to specs. (GE 2/PG 2) 

2. Demonstrate facility with all assigned studio tools including drawing, painting, printmaking and 3D media techniques. (GE 5/PG 1) 

3. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of design Elements and Principles in both composition and critique. (GE 1/PG 3) 

4. Demonstrate in studio assignments an understanding of basic elements of color theory.(GE 3/PG 2) 

5. Demonstrate awareness of historical and cultural influences relative to studio media.(GE 6/PG 4) 

6. Develop and maintain a portfolio of original and aesthetically sound projects.(GE 7/PG 5)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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