Self-Reflection via Visual Art

Course Description

Inquiry and self-reflection presented through the visual arts. Students explore their past, present and future aspirations through learning and applying the fundamental strategies and techniques of painting and other visual media. Students investigate self-knowledge through journal writing, a sketchbook practice and visual art assignments.Students supply basic painting art materials.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the major approaches, methods, assumptions, and applications of painting through assignments.
  • Reproduce the style of a previous artist from a non-western culture through an original art work.
  • Demonstrate self-reflection through written journal work and digital presentation complete with text and images that documents student’s development throughout the course.


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