Visual Concepts examines the nature of drawing and 2-dimensional design as inter-related approaches to visual thinking. The purpose of this course is to introduce a shared visual language that heightens perceptual sensitivity, explores visual relationships, conveys ideas, and expresses sensory and psychological experiences. A primary focus of the class is learning to see more acutely. In order to hone perceptual skills, we will work from observation as well as explore abstract compositional problems. As a means of broadening expressive possibilities, a variety of subjects, materials, techniques, and methods will be explored. Throughout the semester students will engage in writing and sketching exercises as well as generate more sustained, involved projects.

Artistic Approaches
Students with transfer credit for ARTS 101 may not take this course.
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Visual Concepts