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August 2012 Session (12-51) Monday, August 13, 2012 – Saturday, October 6, 2012 Course Description
Introduction to the place of visual art in modern society, to the vocabulary used in discussing a work of art, and to a few of the studio techniques artists use to produce two and three-dimensional works. Prerequisite: -- none Proctored Exams: -- none

Instructor Information
Alicia Pigg, MFA, Fine Art, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Prebles’ Artforms (with MyArtsLab Access). Frank. 10th Edition, 2011. Prentice Hall, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-205-02696-8 Textbooks for the course may be ordered from MBS Direct. You can order  online at (be sure to select Online Education rather than your home campus before selecting your class)  by phone at 800-325-3252 For additional information about the bookstore, visit Please note that use of an eBook carries certain risks: information may be missing due to copyright restrictions, the book cannot be resold to MBS Direct, and an eBook purchase cannot be refunded.

Course Overview
Art Appreciation is an introduction to the principles and concepts used in the study and analysis of the fine arts, in order to achieve a basic understanding of art and artistic concerns. Art Appreciation studies the major cultural achievements and significant artistic works that have shaped Western culture. The approach to this course is to study the arts in an historical context beginning with the earliest artistic expressions of ancient societies and extending to twentieth century. The student will develop an understanding and appreciation of art by understanding its purpose, terminology, various disciplines, and its history. We will discuss the basic vocabulary of art and the different mediums used. The major concentration of this course will be the visual arts.

Identify the visual elements of line. but at least I understand it.  a web browser. light and color. It is not my goal to try and convince you to like any work of art. visual elements and the formal design elements. It is my hope that in taking this course you will develop a greater understanding of art. online discussions. Identify 2-dimensional art media including printmaking. space. cultural and artistic influences and aesthetics. Some you will like others you may not. when you look at a work of art you like or dislike. and various related web sites. Explain and describe how visual elements are organized within a composition. conceptual and philosophical concerns. photography and graphic design. Then. You can find more details about standard technical requirements for our courses on our site. To explore the formal characteristics of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art. and art making. Identify 3-dimensional techniques and media. including ability to identify and describe artistic media.  Acrobat Reader. Measurable Learning Outcomes        Analyze the form of a work of art. Analyze the content of a work of art. artists.  Microsoft Office or another word processor such as Open Office. drawing. painting. including sculpture and ceramics. including style. the culture and the viewer. Through reading.Columbia College Online Campus P a g e |2 A variety of learning methods will be used in order for students to become familiar with art. Explain and describe the methods for using space and time in visual art. and to develop an appreciation of why what an artist has done is important. To examine the various media that artists use to express their concepts. students will receive a broad introduction to the nature of art. heighten your awareness of what we respond to in a work of art. you may say "I love it" or "I hate it. . To develop a vocabulary of artistic terms that can be utilized when discussing works of art. but to share some of what is known about them so that a deeper understanding may begin." Technology Requirements Participation in this course will require the basic technology for all online classes at Columbia College:  A computer with reliable Internet access. Course Objectives     To examine art from the viewpoint of the artist. During this session you will see many diverse works of art.

Columbia College Online Campus P a g e |3 Grading Grading Scale GRADE A B C D F POINTS 900-1000 800-899 700-799 600-699 0-599 PERCENT 90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69 0-59 Grade Weights ASSIGNMENT Discussion Assignment Quizzes Midterm Paper Final Paper TOTAL POINTS 220 480 100 200 1000 PERCENT 22 48 10 20 100 Schedule of Due Dates WEEK ASSIGNMENT Introduction 1 Discussion 1 Discussion Responses Assignment Quiz 1 Discussion 2 2 Discussion Responses Assignment Quiz 2 Discussion 3 3 Discussion Responses Assignment Quiz 3 Discussion 4 4 Discussion Responses Midterm Paper Assignment Quiz 4 Discussion 5 5 Discussion Responses Assignment Quiz 5 DUE DATE Wednesday Thursday Sunday Sunday Thursday Sunday Sunday Thursday Sunday Sunday Thursday Sunday Saturday Sunday Thursday Sunday Sunday POINTS 10 25 60 25 60 25 60 25 100 60 25 60 .

Readings and Virtual Tours should be completed prior to submitting assignments for the week. Your grade will be based on the level of thought you gave the topic and your responses to other student’s remarks. It will consist of a one . Quizzes should be completed by Sunday midnight. They will consist of multiple-choice questions relating to each week’s readings. under “Course Paper Assignments”.  Midterm Paper and Final Paper. Your score will be posted once you submit your quiz. Please Note: Any work submitted to any other course will not be accepted for credit. Quizzes will each be worth 60 points.Columbia College Online Campus P a g e |4 Discussion 6 6 Discussion Responses Assignment Quiz 6 Discussion 7 7 Discussion Responses Final Paper Assignment Quiz 7 Discussion 8 8 Discussion Responses Discussion: Final Comments Assignment Quiz 8 Thursday Sunday Sunday Thursday Sunday Saturday Sunday Thursday Saturday Saturday Saturday 25 60 25 200 60 25 10 60 Assignment Overview Each student is responsible for:  Weekly Reading assignment. Discussions: Each discussion topic is worth 25 points.two page written description of a work of art using terminology from Chapters 3 and 4. Discussion postings will be graded according to the Discussion grade criteria table below (see Grading Criteria). Responses are also graded. The weekly Quizzes are selfgrading. Your grade will be based on the depth of your analysis of the subject.  Weekly Discussion. after the quiz availability period has ended. . You are also required to read your classmates postings and respond to a minimum of two of your classmate’s comments. so give your responses thought.  8 Assignment Quizzes. Discussions should be completed by Thursday of the assigned week. The correct answers are released on Monday. Peer discussion responses should be posted by Sunday of the assigned week. stimulating responses is encouraged. Discussion topics can be found in the Discussions area of the course. Posting thoughtful. The Final Paper is worth 200 points. not document attachments. Discussion responses should be posted as text. Papers: The Midterm Paper is worth 100 points. Specific guidelines for each paper will be posted in the Content area of the course.

Peer discussion response Please complete the quiz. and subject matter. CT. Both pieces are good examples of the relationship between compile a list of different definitions of art to share with the class. but it’s still useful: http://www. Links is located on the top right of the course home page. Include all citations. Take a look at the sculpture by Giacometti on page 26 and Moore on page 394. located in the Quizzes area of the course.html (See how the Visual Elements and Design Principles apply to 3-Dimensional Art. How do you feel the form of the sculptures expresses the content? What specific characteristics provide clues to the viewer as to the meaning of each piece? Select a 3rd work of art from the text and discuss how the form and content relate. before 11:59 p.) Discussion  Topic 2: I would like to discuss the relationship between form.artsconnected. Click on ‘Links’ in course. content. Topic 1: This week I would like you to respond to the question "What is Art?" After reading Chapter One and looking at other sources for a definition of art. As we discovered last week. How An Art Work Is Built Readings  Read Chapters 2 and 3 Activities Visit websites:   Artist’s tool Kit: this site is designed for kids. content. Then. Familiarize yourself with the site. and subject matter this week. View websites Log in and register for MyArtsLab. Identify at least 5 visual . View Plagiarism Tutorial and complete Plagiarism Quiz. What purpose do you feel the visual arts serve? Share your thoughts with the in your own words.cfm What is Sculpture? You are the Viewer: http://stlouis. devise a definition of art that has meaning for you.myartslab. Introductions: Introduce yourself to the class in the "Introductions" topic in the Discussions area of the course. two sculptures of a kiss can have quite different meanings.Columbia College Online Campus P a g e |5 Course Schedule Part One: The Language of Visual Experience Week 1: The Nature of Art and Creativity Readings     Read Chapter 1 Tour MyArtsLab site: Activities Discussion     Assignment Quiz: 1 Week 2: Visual Communication.

The Reflecting Pool: http://videos. 8. -Part II . Graphic Design Readings  Read Chapters 4. View the following: Studio Technique Video: Intaglio: Etching with Acid and Drypoint Etching Studio Technique Video: Egg Tempera Studio Technique Video: Oil Painting Studio Technique Video: Lithography Studio Technique Video: Silkscreen Video: The Printmaking Process of Woodcut  View Videos: Bill Viola. Part Two: The Media of Art Week 3: http://education. Click on Multimedia Library tab. Moving Images: Film and Digital Arts. 5. scroll down to Videos and (Choose kits and view “slideshow: Thumbnails.)  My Arts Lab: Log in. and 9 Activities Visit web sites:   The Drawings of Leonardo: http://www.) http://licensing.   Peer discussion response Assignment Quiz: 2 P a g e |6 Please complete the quiz.View the Bill Viola and Stan Brakhage videos under this week’s “Activities” and . Photography. Share some of your experiences with photography and how it has impacted your life.aspx?VP3=HRender_VPage (Browse the collections to see various photographs and images of photography located in the Quizzes area of the course. 6. Printmaking.Columbia College Online Campus elements and/or principles of design in your analysis.” Click on each image for information.dailymotion. CT.drawingsofleonardo.m.eastmanhouse. before 11:59 Stan Brakhage: Mothlight: http://www. George Eastman House (http://www. Discussion  Topic 3: -Part 1 – Respond to the following: What do you think the world would be like without photography? How much of what we see in a photograph is real? What do you feel are the “truthful” qualities of photography? Please include specific examples from your readings to support your discussion.

Discussion Topic 4: How does the scale of a sculpture affect how we respond to it? Does a large sculpture seem more important than a small one? How is our experience viewing a sculpture affected by its size? Please include specific examples from your readings to support your discussion.   Peer discussion response Assignment Quiz: 3 P a g e |7 Please complete the quiz. Assignment: 4 Midterm Part Three: Art as Cultural Heritage Week 5: From The Earliest Art to the Bronze Age.htm . located in the Quizzes area of the    Peer discussion response Please complete the quiz. click on Videos and (A History in 'web-pictures' mostly from 19th to the middle of 20th c. before 11:59 p. before 11:59 p. 11.m. and 16 Activities Visit web sites:  Rome: http://www. Architecture. located in the Quizzes area of the course. 15. The Classical and Medieval West. View chapters 10 and 12. Week 4: Sculpture. CT. Click on Multimedia Library tab. View: Studio Technique Video: Lost-Wax Bronze Casting Studio Technique Video: Sculpture Carving (relief) Studio Technique Video: Ceramics Video: Fallingwater In Multimedia Library click on Architectural Simulations. 12 and 13 Activities Visit websites:   Faith Ringgold: http://www. Evaluating Art Readings  Chapters 10. CT. Flirting with History of Architecture in 2:16 minutes: http://www.italyguides. Submit your Midterm Paper to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox area of the course.)  My Arts Lab: Log College Online Campus share your thoughts with the class.faithringgold.m. Renaissance and Baroque Europe Readings  Read Chapters 14.

htm Florence: http://www. Arch of Constantine. consider differences in Buddhist. There are a lot of great works to see! Topic 6: In our study of art history thus far. Arch and Coliseum.Columbia College Online Campus P a g e |8 Click on each of the five ‘boxes:’ The Coliseum. before 11:59 p. San Vitale. The Islamic World. View websites listed in Weekly Activities. “Click to Play” and scroll around with your mouse. explain the attitude of traditional Chinese painters towards space. Peer discussion response Please complete the quiz." existing in fact rather than something imagined. What are some contemporary examples that utilize idealism? Are the purposes the same as those of the Classical Greeks? Why do you think Romans developed realistic portraiture? What are some contemporary examples that utilize realism? Which do you prefer. the picture and Book of Kells . Read Use examples in your response.m.   Assignment Quiz: 5 Final Paper: Make sure you are working on your Museum Visit Final Paper. “Click to Play” and scroll around. Realism is sometimes described as "warts and all. For example. Week 6: Traditional Arts of Asia. Oceania. Africa. and 19 Activities Visit websites:   View videos listed in course Content section for Week 6. Peter’s basilica: http://www. realism or idealism? Please include specific examples from your readings to support your discussion.sacred-destinations. Don’t wait until Week 7 to start. ambiguity and inscriptions. Hindu. CT.italyguides. There are several sites to visit.    Lascaux.Links are also listed in Weekly Activities. 2-Compare and contrast Non-Western and European architecture. For example. and the Americas Readings  Read Chapters 17. and Islamic religious art (select at least one) with that of Western European art and architecture. Discussion  Topic 5: Idealism refers to behavior or thought that is based on a conception of things as they should be or as one would like them to be. select one of the questions below and share your findings with the class: 1-Compare and contrast Non-Western and European painting.htm Click on all 6 boxes. How does this differ from paintings done by Western European painters? Select two works of art as examples in your response. how do you feel Non-Western art differs from art created in Western European culture? Why is it important to study non-western art? In addition to responding to the previous questions. Select a building/Cathedral from Week 5’s readings and one from this week.  Peer discussion response Discussion  . Inside the gladiators. but just choose a few works to view from each. located in the Quizzes area of the course. St. 18.

Submit Museum Visit Final Paper to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox area of the course. Kandinsky. Eakins. Be assured that I will not see your evaluations until after grades are submitted.htm Discussion  Topic 7: Select an abstract work of art from this week’s readings. providing examples of works from your readings and using references to the visual elements and principles of art as needed. located in the Quizzes area of the course. Is it necessary to know the title of the piece to fully appreciate the work.m.)  Create your own Pollock! . Derain. Also look at Matisse. 24 and 25 Activities Visit websites:  Jackson Pollock http://www. please Log in to eServices and go to the course evaluation to provide feedback on the course. Manet.      Assignment Quiz: 7 Final Paper Course Evaluation Week 8: Post Modernism Movements in the West. before 11:59 p. CT. along with the following:  http://artchive. Early Twentieth Century. 21 and 22 Activities Visit websites listed in Content and look at images by artists Delacroix. Please make every effort to complete the evaluation as your responses act as a guide for me to improve the course. Links are listed in Weekly Activities and under the ‘Links’ section of the course. Degenerate Art: http://fcit. Between World Wars Readings  Read Chapters (Watch Jackson Pollock paint while he talks about his work. Nolde. Postmodernity and Global Art Readings  Read Chapter and the Impressionists. Peer discussion response Please complete the quiz.m. CT. If you have not already done so. before 11:59 Modern Art Beyond the West. It will be available from Monday of Week 7 through Wednesday of Week 8.Columbia College Online Campus Assignment Quiz: 6  P a g e |9 Please complete the quiz.coedu. located in the Quizzes area of the course. Week 7: Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. or any other non-representational work? Why or why not? Defend your position.

m.   Peer discussion response Final Comments: Why do people create? We have studied a lot of art this session! As we have seen in the cave paintings of Lascaux through the art of the current day. For proper citation of the original authors. Red by Mark Rothko (p. exams.jacksonpollock. before 11:59 p. etc. please Log in to eServices and go to the course evaluation to provide feedback on the course. respond to the following.If you had unlimited money and wanted to collect art. humans have been creating art for tens of thousands of years. It will be available from Monday of Week 7 through Wednesday of Week 8. you should reference the appropriate publication manual for your degree program or course (APA.423)? What do you think the content is? How does the form help the artist express the content? Identify visual elements and principles of design in your analysis. If you have not already done so. The Handbook is available online. what is the subject of nonrepresentational works such as Blue. One last question -. P a g e | 10 -Part I . Be assured that I will not see your evaluations until after grades are submitted. Plagiarism Your grade will be based in large part on the originality of your ideas and your written presentation of these ideas. you can also obtain a copy by calling the Campus Life Office at 573-875-7400. ideas. or expression of another in any form as your own is plagiarism.) are violating the intellectual property rights of the original author.Columbia College Online Campus http://www. Orange. 424) and Autumn Rhythm by Jackson Pollock (p.If subject matter is what is being depicted in a work of  James Turrell http://www. whether enrolled in a land-based or online course. Presenting the located in the Quizzes area of the course. CT.pbs.). -Part II – Create your own Pollock Drip Painting and share your experience with the class. etc. MLA. Please make every effort to complete the evaluation as your responses act as a guide for me to improve the course. Violations are taken seriously in higher education . journals. Assignment Quiz: 8   Course Evaluation Course Policies Student Conduct All Columbia College students. Students violating these codes will be referred to the Campus Life Office for possible disciplinary action. are responsible for behaving in a manner consistent with Columbia College's Code of Student Conduct and Ethics Code for Computer Users. what sort of art would you buy? Please complete the quiz.html Discussion  Topic 8: In the appropriate topic. The Code for Student Conduct and the Ethics Code for Computer Users can be found in the Columbia College Student Handbook. What have you learned about the meaning and purpose of art in the lives of all human beings? What have you learned about why people create? Give specific examples from the readings. Students who fail to properly give credit for information contained in their written work (papers. The teacher maintains the right to manage a positive learning environment and all students must adhere to the conventions of online etiquette.

sexual orientation. This service is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the Turnitin. The structure or the content of the course may make an accommodation not feasible. race. Until the student has been cleared through the disability services office. or marital status. Assignments should be posted by the due dates stated on the grading schedule in your syllabus. You may forward your Cougar e-mail account to another account. Spouses and roommates taking the same course should be particularly careful. when the week and the course will end on Saturday at midnight).com site. Attendance Policy Attendance for a week will be counted as having submitted a course assignment during that week of the session. Collaboration conducted between students without prior permission from the instructor is considered plagiarism and will be treated as reference database for the purpose of detecting plagiarism. Cougar E-mail All students are provided a CougarMail account when they enroll in classes at Columbia College. color. Late Assignment Policy An online class requires regular participation and a commitment to your instructor and your classmates to regularly engage in the reading. All required papers may be submitted for textual similarity review to Turnitin. you must be able to commit to the schedule of work for the class for the next eight weeks. discussion and writing assignments. physical handicap. the College cannot be held responsible for breaches in security or service interruptions with other e-mail providers. political affiliation. national origin. The class discussions are for public messages so the class members can each see what others have to say about any given topic and respond. however. All submitted papers may be included in the Turnitin. age. A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday (except for Week 8. Non-Discrimination There will be no discrimination on the basis of sex. The course and system deadlines are all based on the Central Time Zone. If you are a student who has a documented disability. a grade of "F" for the course. Although most of the online communication for this course is asynchronous. You are responsible for monitoring e-mail from that account for important messages from the College and from your instructor. Online Participation You are expected to read the assigned texts and participate in the discussions and other course activities each week. . If an emergency arises that prevents you from participating in class. for the detection of plagiarism. Students should use e-mail for private messages to the instructor and other students. veteran status. or dismissal from the College.Columbia College Online Campus P a g e | 11 and may result in a failing grade on the assignment. it is important for you to read the entire syllabus before enrolling in the course. please let your instructor know as soon as possible. religion. accommodations do not have to be granted. Disability Services Students with documented disabilities who may need academic services for this course are required to register with the Coordinator for Disability Services at (573) 875-7626. You must keep up with the schedule of reading and writing to successfully complete the class.

18 . using course management software provided by Desire2Learn and Columbia College. or assignment is late. The Student Manual provides details about taking an online course at Columbia College. but incomplete. 20 . and there are no make-up quizzes unless there are special circumstances. showing above average analysis of the topic. or the D2L Helpdesk for assistance. and there are at least 2 responses to classmates. relevant use of related terminology. Comments to classmates are late or only 1 response to classmates is posted.Columbia College Online Campus P a g e | 12 Assignments will not be accepted after one week late. or posted on time & show minimal effort. You will be able to access the link from your eServices page. Clear evidence of critical thinking is evident. outstanding use of related terminology. Ten points per day will be deducted for late Final Paper assignments. Course Evaluation You will have an opportunity to evaluate the course near the end of the session.19 = C Answer shows acceptable understanding and analysis of topic. Course evaluations will open on Monday of the Week 7 and remain open until 5 pm Wednesday of the Week 8. 15 . and/or does not exhibit critical thinking. contact your instructor. or “B” level answers are late. Be assured that the evaluations are anonymous and that your instructor will not be able to see them until after final grades are submitted. 4357 helpdesk@desire2learn. the Columbia College Helpdesk. Response contributes to the discussion. You may also want to visit the course demonstration to view a sample course before this one opens. Only 1 comment to classmates. No assignments are accepted after the last day of the course. At least two responses to classmate’s postings are posted. Additional Resources Orientation for New Students This course is offered online. 0-14 = F Response or comments are late. Comments contribute to the discussion.17 = D Response shows limited understanding of topic. answers given are complete and concise showing superior analysis of the topic. Examples used where applicable. Contact information is also available within the online course environment. Five points per day will be deducted for late Midterm submissions.22 = B Response is on 800-231-2391 ex. Comments are constructive and add to the discussion of the topic. or on time. CCHelpDesk@ccis.25 = A Response is on time. . but no credit will be awarded for posts made after the week they are due. Five points per day will be deducted for late discussion posts and/or comments to classmates during the week they are due. Technical Support If you have problems accessing the course or posting your assignments. Meets minimum requirements. Responses are posted on time. more general or brief. Responses do not add much to the 877-325-7778 Grading Criteria Discussion 23 .

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