ART101: Art Appreciation

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Course Overview

This course examines art appreciation by developing the skill of art criticism through a brief overview of Western art history. Students develop the critical vocabulary and analytical skills needed to describe and evaluate works of art.

In the course project, Virtual Art Gallery Tour: A Critical Look at Selected Works, students create a virtual gallery tour featuring six works of art.  The tour  includes embedded images accompanied by a critique that includes description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment of each piece of this carefully selected virtual art exhibit.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Critique a work of art using the steps of art criticism.
  • Apply theories of art for understanding and critiquing works of art.
  • Identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods, and media.
  • Create a virtual art gallery tour that includes a description and criticism for several works of art.