Cyle Metzger

 

Frederick Community College
FUNDAMENTALS OF ART 1

SYLLABUS (PDF)

STUDENT GALLERY


SYLLABUS

Course Objectives:

Students will investigate the concepts and principles of two-dimensional visual design using black and white through a series of exercises of increasing complexity.

Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate college-level communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  3. Students will display general knowledge and historical awareness.
  4. Students will understand and be able to interpret social and educational values.
  5. Students will be able to make informed critical responses to the arts and to the human values expressed in all art forms.

Instructional Methods

Progress Reports

Students will receive some form of written assessment of their progress in the course no later than the seventh week of the semester.

Grading

Quizzes: 40%
Museum Visit Write-up: 10%
Projects: 40%
Participation: 10%

NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Exceptions are granted in only the most extreme circumstances.
Extensions may be possible with prior conversations with me regarding your situation.
Any project accepted will not receive full credit and will be graded at my discretion.

Participation Policy

Participation: To maintain the highest quality of academic work, the course level class participation policy encourages and expects the student to participate fully in all course activities.

In case of serious illness, emergency, religious holidays, or participation in official college functions, students remain responsible for completing the requirements of the course.

A letter grade will be deducted from the student's final grade due to non- participation in each class missed beyond three (3).

Satisfactory Participation:

Failure to comply with any of the above will result in a lower participation grade.

Please do not schedule appointments or meetings with physicians, counselors and the like during scheduled class time.

Cell Phones: Please turn off all phones while in the studio.

Extra Credit:

Students may receive additional credit for attending a second art event or local exhibition, lecture or art demonstration. Students must write a two-page critique of the event. See instructor for specific outline. One (1) extra credit project per student. Deadline for all extra credit is 2 weeks prior to last class.

Required Materials

Required Text:

Art Fundamentals, Theory and Practice: Ocvik, Bone, Stitson, Wigg
(New: $108 Used $81 RENT FROM BOOK STORE: $37)

Museum Visit Requirements

The student is asked to visit an Art Gallery or Museum, select a work of art and address the following questions. In the introduction of the written narrative, the student is to identify and briefly describe the location, and to include a copy of the image which is being critiqued and a postcard of the organization. The student may find the image in an Art History Text, on the Web or take a digital photograph of the image. The Student must provide the post card evidence of their on site visit. The written narrative will be at least 2 typed pages when completed.

DUE WEEK 9 (after break)

DESCRIBE: INTERPRET: EVALUATE: SYNTHESIZE:

Academic Integrity

Students are required to uphold the Code of Academic Integrity and the Code of Student Conduct. Students who violate either of these codes may receive a failing grade in the class. Information about these codes and other student policies, procedures, and penalties is available on the Student Policies and Procedures web page.

Included among dishonest behaviors in an academic setting are cheating (using or attempting to use unauthorized assistance, materials, information, or study aids in an academic exercise), fabrication (falsifying or inventing information in an academic exercise), plagiarism(adopting or reproduction of ideas, words, or statements of another person without appropriate acknowledgment), interference (stealing, changing, destroying, or impeding another students work), and facilitating (intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another student commit an act of academic misconduct.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who are in need of accommodations or who have questions related to disabilities services should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office at 301-846-2408. Students can learn more about these services by visiting the Services for Students with Disabilities web page.


COURSE CALENDAR

Weekly Agendas:

Week 1 - Week 2 - Week 3 - Week 4 - Week 5
Week 6 - Week 7 - Week 8 - Week 9 - Week 10
Week 11 - Week 12 - Week 13 - Week 14 - Week 15 - Week 16

Museum Visit Requirements


Week 1: BALANCE AND SYMMETRY

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 1:


Week 2: FORM AND FIGURE GROUND RELATIONSHIPS

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 2:


Week 3: LINE

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 3:


Week 4: SHAPE

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 4:


Week 5: VALUE

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 5:


Week 6: VALUE (continued)

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 5: (continued)


Week 7: TEXTURE

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 6: Index of Textures


Week 8: BREAK


Week 9: COLOR

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 7:


Week 10: COLOR (continued)

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 7: (continued)


Week 11: SPACE

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 8:


Week 12: SPACE (continued)

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 8: (continued)

BRING IN INDEX CARDS FOR NEXT WEEK


Week 13: TIME AND MOTION

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 9:


Week 14: ART HISTORY REVIEW

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 10: FINAL PROJECT IDEAS


Week 15: FINAL PROJECTS

IN CLASS: Work on Final Projects

HOMEWORK 10 (continued): FINISH FINAL PROJECT


Week 16: FINAL CRITIQUES

IN CLASS: Final Critique



GRADING CRITERIA

A: OUTSTANDING WORK!
Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of concepts and techniques presented shows exceptional attention to detail and excellent craftswo/manship demonstrates outstanding creativity and initiative

B: GOOD JOB! YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.
Demonstrates a good understanding concepts and techniques presented shows attention to detail and commendable craftswo/manship demonstrates creativity and initiative.

C: YOU ARE DOING OK, BUT COULD BE DOING BETTER. ASK FOR HELP.
Demonstrates a base level understanding of concepts and techniques presented shows little attention to detail and lacking in craftswo/manship lacking in creativity and initiative.

D: POORLY EXECUTED.
Demonstrates no understanding of concepts and techniques presented shows no attention to detail and deficient craftswo/manship demonstrates no creativity or initiative.

F: NOT EXECUTED OR FRAUDULENT SUBMISSION.
Student does not attempt the course activity or submits a project which shows evidence of plagiarism, fraud, or copyright violation.