Explores the relationship between the creative process, self-expression and communication, through the visual arts. The creative process is first explored broadly as a problem-solving tool applicable to all fields of human endeavor. Students then experience the creative process in studio explorations and the creation of art works with an emphasis on "process" rather than "product." The language of art is studied through consideration of the formal elements and the organizing aesthetic principles. Students consider how these affect visual unity and communication in contemporary and historical art works. Broadens the basis for student self-confidence in creative skill development, originality and critical thinking/writing, the use of information technology resources and appreciation of the visual arts as a powerful vehicle for communication. Additional course fee required. Falls and Springs. (CTDI)
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.