Intro to Art History
Contemporary communication in our modern world depends now, more than ever, on visual media and less on the written word and speech. Images can be extremely effective tools for conveying information and mood, and it is important for us to appreciate the power-for good and bad-of visual media. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the techniques, history, and interpretation of the conventions of visual culture.
Through lectures, readings, gallery visits and hands-on activites, students will develop an understanding of the functions of imagery in art, a basic vocabulary for describing visual art, a general understanding of the role art has played throughout Western and Non-Western history, and contemporary trends. Emphasis will also be given to the creative process.
Intermediate Art History
In this course, students will develop a basic vocabulary for describing visual art, an in-depth understanding of the functions of imagery, and explore the role art has played throughout Western and Non-Western history and contemporary trends. The focus of this course is describing, exploring, and participating in the creative process in order to better understand the role of art in history. This course is recommended for students considering careers in architecture, art education, art history, ceramics, fashion design, interior architecture, interior design, landscape design, or studio art or future enrollment in the AP Art History course.