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INTRO TO Art 105 is a survey of the visual arts (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and architecture) as they transmit cultural traditions and humanistic and aesthetic values. This course examines historical, social and technological factors that contribute to understanding the function and meaning of works of art.




1. Expose the student to a number of examples of art thereby stimulating his interest in art.

2. Introduce basic nomenclature and fundamentals of art and design.

3. Explain the principles of creative expression and the difference between looking and seeing.

4. Provide an historical perspective to works of art, emphasizing the 20th century.

5. Demonstrate how the artist is both creator and mirror of his times.

6. Engage the student in a dialogue based on the significance of the visual arts .

7. Offer service-learning opportunities with regard to art appreciation.




TITLE: World of Art

AUTHOR (S): Sayers, Henry





1.Discussion of aesthetics, religion and diversity with regard to varied and multiple definitions of beauty and value in cultures throughout the world.

2. Discussions of design elements and principles with regard to analyzing works of art. A.

Elements  - Line, Space , Light/Color, Texture, Pattern, Motion

Principles  - Balance, Scale /Proportion, Unity/Variety, Repetition/RHythm, Emphasis, Focal point.

3. Discussions of Studio Processes with regard to what artists use and how they use it to make art.





 Mixed Media





4. Discussion of the history of art .



1.  Quizzes, exams

2. image identification

3. papers

4. homework/ study guides

5. web based activities

6.  cdrom activities



1. Each student is expected to log onto the website regularly. A minimum of 3 times per week should be sufficient in order not to miss new information.

2. The online orientation must be completed in order to take the class.

3. If you do not contact me within the first week of class I WILL not know if you intend to start the class. If I do not hear from you by week 2 you will be dropped as is the policy for classes that meet face to face.





1.      There will be 5 MAJOR TESTS –each will cover a particular theme. The tests will include slide identification and multiple choice questions from study guides distributed with lectures. There will be occasional essays or diagrams accompanying the tests.


Each test is worth 100 points.= 500 pts.


2.      There will be 5 major papers. Each of these papers will be 3 pages long.  3  of these papers must be written    about a work of art that you have seen in real space and time-not out of book or off the  internet.  If you  haven’t been to Europe or Asia- Don’t write about a piece of work from that location.


Each paper is worth 75 points.=375 pts.


3.      Every week there will be a quiz(10pts.) over the chapter being discussed- sometimes 2  =220pts. Weekly Vocab Assignments  POINTS VARY

4.      In addition there may other quizzes and online discussions.


Grading Policy:

Final grades will be determined with the following grading scale and will be based upon the totaL number  of points accumulated on the unit exams, mid-term, final,  and any extra credit earned.




1.        WEEK 1 - Vocab assignment, CH.1.  QUIZ 1 and   What is Art?  Paper


2.       WEEK 2   -  Vocab  assignment, CH.2-- QUIZ 2         1rst Paper 3 –PAGE PAPER ON Religion


3.       WEEK 3  -   Vocab assignment   CH.3-- QUIZ 3


4.       WEEK 4  - Vocab assignment   CH.4.  QUIZ 4

TEST ONE—A. chapters 1-4   B. slides


5.      WEEK 5 - Vocab assignment   CH.5,6.   QUIZ 5


6.      WEEK 6  - Vocab assignment    CH.,7.  QUIZ 6


7. WEEK 7    Vocab assignment   CH.8.     QUIZ 7

2ND Paper 3- PAGE PAPER ON  Artist Art movement most associated with that artist .


8. WEEK 8  Vocab assignment  CH.9.  QUIZZES 8 ,9-  TEST TWO - A. chapters 5-9




9. WEEK 9  Vocab assignment  CH.10,11.  QUIZ 10--3rd Paper  3PAGE PAPER ON PAINTING FROM   ART  MUSEUM 


10. WEEK 10 Vocab assignment   CH.12,13.  QUIZZES 11,12


11.  WEEK 11  Vocab assignment   CH.14.  QUIZ 14   TEST THREE— A. chapters 10-14 


12. WEEK 12 Vocab assignment  CH.15,16.  QUIZZES 15,16-  4th paper  3 PAGE PAPER ON SCULPTURE


13.WEEK 13 Vocab assignment   CH.17.  QUIZ 17 -  TEST FOUR—- A. chapters 15-17 


14. WEEK 14   Vocab assignment    CH.18.  QUIZ 18


15. WEEK 15  Vocab assignment    CH.19,20.   QUIZZES 19,20 --5th Paper Due on Architecture

16. WEEK 16  Vocab assignment   CH.21,22.   QUIZZES 21,22


17. WEEK 17    Final    Test 5   A. CH 18-22




You will be required to attend the St. Louis Art Museum or another major art museum to select a painting for the topic of  your analysis  paper. Make plans accordingly to arrange to visit St. Louis, Chicago, Springfield or another museum of your choice.

The St. Louis Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday and closed every Monday. The most direct route( from Kaskaskia College ) is to take  Highway 64 west and this will turn into 40 in St. Louis. Go past the  Science Center (after going through downtown St. Louis) AND TAKE FIRST EXIT TO YOUR RIGHT- FOREST PARK  ZOO, MUSEUM EXIT into Forest Park. Go  through first light and down hill past zoo. At 4 Way stop, turn left and then make first right going up hill. The art  museum  is at top of hill. The Art Museum is also open Friday evenings and special exhibits are free all day Friday. There is no fee for admission.


The paper will be 3 pages long, double spaced with 12 pt. font and include bibliography. You will select a painting from  the art museum and include the following:


1.      Biographical information about the artist.

2.      A description of the medium or method in which the art was made.

3.      Design elements including such as-

·         Line

analytical, expressive, masculine, feminine, organized, chaotic, grid

·         Texture

visual, actual, rough, smooth

·         Shape

positive, negative, figure-ground reversal,

·         Space

foreshortening   1 pt.- 2pt. perspective

·         Color

·         analogous, monochromatic, achromatic, complimentary

·         Value

hue, highlight, shadow, light, dark, chiaroscuro

4.      Design principles such as-

·         Harmony  

Consistency, blending, cohesiveness

·         Balance

 radial, symmetrical, asymmetrical

·         Rhythm


·         Unity and Variety

·         Focal point and Emphasis

·         Scale and Proportion

                                    especially in regard to human size



These papers must be written about a work of art that you have seen in real space and time-not out of book or off the internet. If you haven’t been to Europe or Asia- Don’t write about a piece of work from that location.


Learning Outcomes for the Art Program


The diverse art courses have as cohesiveness an underlying philosophical pedagogy, based on the Getty Foundation and  the Rand Corporation's report on art in the Humanities.  We think the instruction of art should encompass four major categories: Studio, History, Criticism, and Aesthetics. Only by incorporating all four areas will true appreciation emerge and that is why KC believes in the discipline-based approach to art education. Ultimately, the student will be able to produce, describe, interpret and  assess art. More specifically, the students will be able to do the following:



I. Studio   (ARTO 101,102, 111, 112, 204, 214,103,118,116,117)

1. Consider what material--clay, paper, metal, stone, etc.--best depict their subject.

2. Decide what visual elements--lines, colors, and shapes--best communicate their intentions.

3. Understand how visual forms of communication differ from talking and writing.

4. Appreciate the different contributions and achievements artists have made in their fields.

5. Apply understanding of studio foundations in service learning opportunities.

6. Demonstrate competence in foundation studio skills.


II. History (ARTO 105, 205,107,106)


1. Know specific information about the artists' personal lives.

2. Understand the function and contributions of various art works.

3. Appreciate the cultural contexts in which they were made.

4. Explain how art has changed over the years.

5. Apply understanding of art history in service learning opportunities.


III. Criticism (All ARTO)


1. Understand the process of analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating art.

2. Critique the underlying biases and judgments we have about art.

3. Appreciate, however, the fundamental need for knowledge and objective criteria used in criticism.

4. Make informed judgments by observing, comparing, and contrasting various works of art.

5. Use expressive language to explain their assessments.


IV. Aesthetics (All ARTO)


1. Pursue answers to questions such as the following:

2. What is art?

3. What do artworks offer which other objects does not?

4. What is the unique nature of the experience that can result from looking at art?

5. How do individual cultures and religious traditions determine definition of aesthetics?