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Art Appreciation, v1

.5 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Lou Haney

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Instructor Information:

Lou Haney was born in Decatur, Alabama. She received her BA from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and her Masterís of Fine Art degree in Painting from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

Ms. Haney has worked at the University of Mississippi, Tusculum College and Calhoun Community College. Lou Haney has had solo exhibitions in California, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Virginia, and North Carolina, as well as over 30 group exhibitions.

Ms. Haney received the UM Cora Lee Graham Award for Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen in 2010. She has attended several artist residencies including the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description:

This course presents the vocabulary, terminology, and paradigm of the art world. Information covered includes art principles and concepts used in all forms of visual communication. The class will cover art mediums in addition to the visual elements and principles of design.

TEXTBOOK

Required Textbook:

Foundations of Design (Cengage Advantage Books) by Jeff Davis

ISBN-13: 978-1111343613 ISBN-10: 1111343616 Edition: 1st

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  • You will be exposed to a variety of art-making materials, tools, and techniques
  • You will acquire and use a vocabulary based on the elements of art
  • You will acquire and apply a vocabulary based on the principles of design

Course Outline:

Units LESSON Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
1

Elements of Art: Line

Textbook pages 12-21, lesson presentation, videos
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
1

Elements of Art: Value

Textbook pages 41-43, lesson presentation
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
1

Elements of Art: Color

Textbook pages 38-53, lesson presentations, videos
Virtual Sketchbook Activities (VSA), quiz
1

Elements of Art: Shape/Form

Textbook pages 24-29, lesson presentation
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
1

Elements of Art: Texture

Textbook pages 56-60, lesson presentation
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
1

Elements of Art: Depth/Perspective/Space

Textbook pages 68-81, lesson presentation, video
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
Exam 1 Unit 1 Exam
Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before proceeding
2

Principles of Design: Unity

Textbook pages 126-127, lesson presentation
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
2

Principles of Design: Balance

Textbook pages 100-107, lesson presentation
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
2

Principles of Design: Proportion/Scale

Textbook pages 32-35, lesson presentation
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
2

Principles of Design: Rhythm

Textbook pages 118-123, lesson presentation
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
2

Principles of Design: Emphasis

Textbook pages 110-116, lesson presentation
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
Exam 2 Unit 2 Exam
Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before proceeding
3

Mediums: Drawing

Lesson presentation, videos
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
3

Mediums: Painting

Lesson presentation, videos
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
3

Mediums: Printmaking

Lesson presentation, videos
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
3

Mediums: Sculpture

Lesson presentation
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
3

Mediums: Photography

Lesson presentation, videos
Virtual Sketchbook Activity (VSA), quiz
3

Mediums: Artist Interview Project

Artist Interview
Email questions and names to instructor, then complete the project
Final Activity Project Gallery Visit and Essay
Project essay
Final Exam Units 1 through 3, with emphasis on Unit 3 material
Proctored test to be scheduled and completed before proceeding

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

The grading format is as follows:

Projects: Artist Interview, Gallery Visit: 50%
Tests/Exams: 3 proctored exams: 30%
Assignments: VSA (virtual sketchbook activities): 45%
Quizzes: lesson quizzes: 5%