Art 111. Experiencing Art (3)
Exploring art and contemporary culture through hands-on experience in diverse art media and gallery settings. Developing creativity and discovery through viewing and discussing art made by students from the CSULB School of Art. This is a hybrid course with 75 minutes face-to-face and 75 minutes online each week.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Acquire Competency – acquire entry-level competency with a range of art media from traditional to new media.
- Take Risks – confront fears of embarrassment, failure, and other limits, to take Activities (projects) beyond original parameters and into new materials, forms, ideas & solutions.
- Innovative Thinking – explore novel and unique ideas in the creation of new, boundary crossing solutions to Activity prompts and encounters with Artists.
- Connections to Experience – connect relevant experience and academic knowledge (life experience, academic experience) to deepen understanding & broaden point of view.
- Reflection and Self-Assessment – demonstrate a developing sense of self as a creative learner, building on prior experiences to respond to new and challenging contexts in the arts.
Outline of Subject Matter
- Create a personal website (SLO #5)
- 12 weekly Art Activities, from Painting & Sculpture to Social Photography & Alternate Reality Gaming, each designed to introduce students to another set of Media, Ideas, and Personal Discoveries in Art. (SLO #1, SLO #2, SLO #3)
- 13 weekly Conversations with CSULB SOA Student Artists, each intended to introduce students to a wide range of art ideas and media as practiced by artists working in the 21st century. (SLO #3, SLO #4)
- 13 weekly Conversations with Art 111 Classmates, each intended to introduce students to connections and diversity within their cohort. Art 111 students view SOA Artists’ work together and use it as discussion material to explore their own culture vis-a-vis contemporary art. (SLO #4, SLO #5)
- Write 38 blog posts across the semester, each reflecting on Competencies Acquired, Risks Taken, Innovative Thinking, Connections to Experience, and Reflection & Self-Assessment (SLO #1, SLO #2, SLO #3, SLO #4, SLO #5)
- Create an ePortfolio (SLO #4, SLO #5)
12 Activity Briefs from course website, for example:
- Web Design
- Social Photography
- Ephemeral Art
- Identity Art
- Portrait Photography
- Game Design 1 (3D Design)
- Game Design 2 (Augmented Reality)
- Fiber Art
Primary Sources: reading 40 – 60 websites from CSULB SOA Student Artists
Assessment in Course Art 111
- Create a personal website (SLO #5) 5% of course grade
- 12 weekly Art Activities (SLO #1, SLO #2, SLO #3) 35% of course grade
- 13 weekly Conversations with CSULB SOA Student Artists (SLO #3, SLO #4) 35% of course grade
- 13 weekly Conversations with Art 111 Classmates (SLO #4, SLO #5) 15% of course grade
- Write 38 blog posts across the semester (SLO #1, SLO #2, SLO #3, SLO #4, SLO #5) (points for this work assessed through the other assignments)
- Create an ePortfolio (SLO #4, SLO #5) 10% of course grade
Grading policies and procedures and the percentage of the course grade associated with each assessment must be explicit on each instructor’s syllabus. Instructors must develop scoring guidelines for assessments, which must be made available to students.
Final Course Grade
- 90-100% = A – mastery of the relevant course standards
- 80-89% = B – above average proficiency of the relevant course standards
- 70-79% = C – satisfactory proficiency of the relevant course standards
- 60-69% = D – partial proficiency of the relevant course standards
- Below 60% = F – little or no proficiency of the relevant course standards
Policies for Attendance, Withdrawal, Late Assignments
The instructor’s syllabus must contain explicit statements of attendance, withdrawal and late assignment policies, which must be consistent with University policies. Instructors should refer to the current California State University, Long Beach Catalog of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and to the Academic Senate website for campus guidelines and policy statements as they develop their individual course policies.
Special Needs Statement
It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor in advance of the need for accommodation of a university verified disability.
As a 21st-century-focused course, this bibliography relies on online-based primary sources as much as possible. Most of the links below are the artist’s own websites. Most of the individuals listed are artists. Some would not take the label “artist” nor exhibit in an art gallery or art museum, yet because their work involves critical practice or critical making, they are also included here.
- Aaron Swartz
- Ai Weiwei
- Alexis Smith
- Alvy Ray Smith
- Anish Kapoor
- Antoinette LaFarge
- Chelsea Manning
- David Wilson
- Edie Sedgwick
- Edward Snowden
- Eva & Franco Mattes
- Facebook (& Identity)
- Garnet Hertz
- Hans Ulrich Obrist
- Isabella Medici
- Jaron Lanier
- Joseph DeLappe
- Kristine Schomaker
- Marc Nimoy
- Marina Abramovic
- Mark Allen
- Marshall McLuhan
- Matthew Barney
- Masaki Fujihata
- Miller Puckette
- Nikki S. Lee
- Roberta Breitmore
- RoseLee Goldberg
- Samy Kamkar
- Vanessa Blaylock
In keeping with the CSU Assistive Technology Initiative (Fall 2007), instructors are required to make their course syllabi and materials accessible to all students, including print and e-versions.