ARTDES 150 - Art-Design Perspective I: Creators
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Art and Design (ARTDES)
Department: School of Art and Design
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Abrams,Danielle J

One of a series of four academic courses that casts a broad net to explore a variety of creative expressions from those collected by museums to those uncollected and taken for granted as objects of everyday life. This first course uses a case study approach to focusing on the concept of artists' individuality through time and across world cultures.

In the ADP I course, 'The Creators", we will look at the art and design practices that have been maintained by cultural groups throughout the eras. We will explore the circumstances that have made art and design "tick" with meaning from ancient periods up until contemporary times. We will also learn the language of art and design, and study works that are made with diverse methods, technologies, and media.

In addition to exploring the history and language of art and design, we will examine the social and cultural roles of the artist-designer.

  • What are the ways that creators communicate with their audiences?
  • What is the wellspring of inspiration that creators drink from as them make their work?
  • How do the aspects of one's social identity become presented through the creative process?
  • What are the missions and intentions of the artist/designers? What is your own mission as a creator?
  • And finally, what are the criteria that artist-designers use to measure success?

"The Creators" is a course in which we will explore the history of creative work, as well as the elements that constitute a creative practice. We will study art and design, as well as the artists, designers, and audiences that sustain the dialogue that surrounds it.

Required Texts:

  • Lois Fichner-Rathus, Understanding Art: 8th edition
  • Linda Weintraub, In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art
    at North Campus Bookstore, Pierpont Commons, 2101 Bonisteel Blvd., 734-668-6022

    at Shaman Drum Bookstore, 311-315 South State St., 734-662-7407

Classroom Mission: Each student will demonstrate the ability to:

  • follow assignment instructions;
  • complete assignments;
  • comply with due dates;
  • tolerate diverse views;
  • prepare adequately for examinations;
  • receive constructive criticism.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • discuss the art styles and traditions of the time periods and cultures covered
  • recognize and discuss major works of art and artists covered in course
  • understand the chronology of art history
  • increase their vocabulary through use of art historical terminology
  • explore art history resources
  • describe art materials (media) and techniques
  • discuss the relationship that artists and designers have with their audiences
  • describe how a creator's identity impacts his/her work
  • explain the mission of a creative work
  • evaluate the success and failure of a work of art or design

Classroom Policy: Attendance and participation is essential to the success of this class. Two absences can occur unexcused, thereafter; grade will be lowered. 4 late arrivals (or leaving early) equal one absence. Late take-home assignments will be downgraded for each day late. Work one week past due will not be accepted. Eating during our meetings is discouraged.

Attendance and participation in class [20%] is essential to the success of this class. Two absences can occur without penalty, thereafter; a written excused absence from your grade will be lowered.

  • Your response to work (and written assignments) 10%
  • Midterm exam 25%
  • Final paper 25%
  • Final Presentation 15%
  • Final Exam 25%

All requirements must be completed to obtain a passing grade in this course.

All unexcused late submissions will be downgraded.

ARTDES 150 - Art-Design Perspective I: Creators
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