INTRODUCTION TO ART

  • Program: Arts
  • Course: Introduction to Art
  • Course #: ARTS2050
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides a basis for understanding the visual arts from the perspective of the artist’s creative process and the viewer’s creative participation. Students will explore how form and meaning in art are shaped by many influences. A museum visit is part of the regular class schedule.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify key artists’ process, materials and methods
Use the formal language of visual art: line, shape/volume, color, space, etc.
Discuss art and artists within their cultural and historical contexts
Compare and contrast the development of visual ideas/conventions within and across cultures
Utilize visual analysis to assess form, materials and techniques used for the creation of artwork
Identify the purpose of key artwork and artifacts
Compare and contrast artwork from different cultures, religions and social organizations
Compare past traditional artistic endeavors to contemporary culture
Explain bodies of work within specific museum collections

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 0
  • MnTC Goal: 6 & 8
Course Details

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