Maricopa Community Colleges  ARH100   19946-20035 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 04/26/94
ARH100 19946-20035 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Introduction to Art
Understanding and enjoyment of art through study of painting, sculpture, architecture and design. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
ARH100   19946-20035 Introduction to Art
1. Define and use art historical terminology. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX)
2. Identify key works by various painters, sculptors, architects, photographers, printmakers, visionaries, collectors, and craftsmen. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX)
3. Critically compare and contrast various works of art. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX)
4. Identify and describe major themes and purposes of art. (II)
5. Identify various visual elements and explain how one uses these to analyze and evaluate works of art. (III)
6. Describe various techniques and materials used in creating sculpture, paintings, architecture, photographs, and prints. (IV, V, VI, VII, VIII)
7. Identify and describe various historical periods in the history of art. (IX)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
ARH100   19946-20035 Introduction to Art
    I. Whatis Art?
        A. Creativity
        B. Patronage
        C. Perception
        D. Public art
          1. The public perception
          2. Censorship
        E. Art and the real world
          1. Representational art
          2. Trompe-I'ceil
          3. Abstract art
          4. Nonrepresentational art
          5. Folk art
        F. Art as expression
        G. Style
        H. Iconography
      II. Themes and Purposes of Art
          A. Magic and survival
          B. Art in the service of religion
          C. Pride and politics
          D. Art as the mirror of everyday life
          E. Art and nature
          F. Imagination an fantasy
        III. Visual Elements
            A. Line
            B. Shape
            C. Light, value, and color
            D. Texture
            E. Pattern
            F. Space
            G. Time and motion
            H. Principles of design in art
              1. Unity and variety
              2. Balance
              3. Emphasis and focal point
              4. Proportion and scale
            I. Rhythm
          IV. Drawing
              A. Examples
              B. Pastels
              C. Ink
            V. Painting
                A. Encaustic
                B. Fresco
                C. Egg tempera
                D. Oil
                E. Watercolor
                F. Synthetic media and acrylic
              VI. Prints
                  A. Relief
                    1. Woodcut
                    2. Wood engraving
                  B. Intaglio
                  C. Lithography
                  D. Screenprinting
                VII. Photography
                    A. Early history
                      1. Daguerreotypes
                      2. Tintypes
                    B. Portrait photography
                    C. Art photography
                    D. Abstraction
                  VIII. Architecture
                      A. Terminology
                      B. Purposes of architecture
                        1. Government buildings
                        2. Museums
                        3. Office buildings
                      C. Key examples of architecture
                    IX. A Short Chronology of the History of Art
                        A. Prehistoric art
                        B. Classical art
                        C. Medieval art
                        D. Renaissance art
                        E. Baroque art
                        F. Romanticism, realism, impressionism, and post-impressionism
                        G. Twentieth century
                          1. Fauvism
                          2. Cubism
                          3. Expressionsim
                          4. Dadaism
                          5. Surrealism
                          6. Art since 1945
                            a. Abstract expressionism
                            b. Art of the 1960s
                            c. Current trends
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