Art

ART 041: Art Foundations: 10,000 BC – 1900

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ART 041 consists of four main disciplines: art history, art production, art criticism and aesthetics.

Each discipline is distinctly different and allows students to gain a comprehensive art foundation. This course chronological covers movements beginning with Prehistoric art and ending with Baroque Art. With each movement students are given a historical context, as well as an opportUnity to learn and develop various art skills. Art 041 also teaches students how to formally judge art and how to answer questions concerning the nature of art. Art 041 is the first course in a two-part art series (ART 041 and ART 043); however, either course may be taken independently of the other. 6 lessons, 8 assignment submissions (6 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • There are no required texts for this course, but students are required to have access to basic art supplies and a camera. General supplies include 8½ x 11″ drawing and painting paper
    • Drawing pencils
    • Kneaded eraser
    • Colored pencils
    • Watercolor or acrylic paint
    • Paint brushes
    • Chalk pastels
    • These are relatively inexpensive materials that can be found at any art store.
    • Art 041 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The Power of a Wall
  2. Beauty for One, Not Beauty for All
  3. Meet the Medieval Masters
  4. Symbolic Meanings and Interpretations
  5. The “Rebirth” of Art and Man
  6. Divine Inspiration

ART 043: Art Foundations: 1900 to Present

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This course covers art basics, including various art studio techniques, elements and principles, art criticism, aesthetics, and art history from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present.

6 lessons, 8 assignment submissions (6 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Students must furnish a No. 2 or HB pencil
    • drawing paper (8½ x 11 or 8 x 10)
    • kneaded or white plastic eraser
    • ruler.
    • They must also furnish two of the following: oil pastels, chalk pastels, colored pencils, crayons, inexpensive set of watercolor paints, tempera paint, charcoal, black ink.
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The Four Art Disciplines
  2. Dreams and Hallucinations
  3. Abstracting and Minimalizing
  4. Popular Culture
  5. Discovering Your Reality
  6. Contemporary Art–What Has Happened Lately?

ART 045: Drawing

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ART 45 is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and focuses on the elements and principles of art, linear perspective, proportion and composition. 6 lessons, 9 assignment submissions (6 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 3 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Art 045 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
    • Drawing paper—8 1/2 x 11 inch, Mead or Strathmore heavyweight paper usually comes in tablets of up to seventy sheets. If it has a spiral edge, please cut it off. Please get the 8 1/2 x 11 inch because it is the same size as your assignments and submission sheets, and that makes it easy to mail.
    • Manual pencil sharpener—Sharpeners that cost a little more are usually worth it, because the blades are better.
    • Erasers—Get a small kneaded eraser and a Pentel or Staedtler Mars polymer eraser. These are soft, usually white, and inexpensive, and they won’t rip up the surface of the drawing paper.
    • Colored pencil (set of ten to twelve). Crayola, Stanford Colorific, Prang, and Liquitex are all good and basic brands. Prismacolor is the best, but they are expensive.
    • Pilot Precise V5 Fine Black Pen
    • Ten pack of fine tip watercolor markers
    • Ruler
    • Smudging stump (optional)
    • Cheap aerosol hairspray for fixing pencil and charcoal drawing
    • Sketchbook: Sketchbooks can be expensive, so don’t go overboard. Please get a small 5.5 inch x 8.5 inch sketchbook because it is the same size as your assignments and submission sheets, and that makes it easy to mail. Mead and Strathmore are the brands that most students go with. Either one will do. If you want to go the budget route, grab about ten to fifteen sheets of plain white copy paper and put them in a folder. A sketchbook is nice to have, because it allows you to keep all of your preliminary sketches, doodles, and ideas together so they can be used as a reference for future art projects. The sketchbook is also a place for you to experiment with the different art media for this course.
    • Three padded mailing envelopes. This envelope should be large enough for your work and sketchbook to fit in comfortably. I suggest 9.5 inch X 14inch or larger. Three envelopes should be enough to finish the whole course. Write “DO NOT BEND HANDLE WITH CARE” on the outside of the envelope.
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Use basic drawing techniques to create drawings that are visually pleasing.
  2. Incorporate the elements and principles of art into your drawings by learning to see them and how they work in a good drawing.
  3. Create drawings that appear three-dimensional and that have objects in correct proportion to one another.
  4. Set up compositions that are interesting, and recognize good composition in things around you, whether at home, at school, or in nature.
  5. Critique your drawings by learning more about the history and aesthetics of drawing.

ART 051: Calligraphy

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ART 51 is an introduction to basic calligraphy skills. Students will learn four letter styles: sans serif B-point, Celtic, Gothic, and Italic. 6 lessons, 8 assignment submissions (6 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Students must furnish one dip pen holder
    • Speedball points B-2, B-3, C-2, C-3
    • One bottle of ink
    • At least one-half ream of white bond paper
    • Soft rag
    • Box for materials
    • Small jar of window cleaner with ammonia
    • Drawing board (if available).
    • Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Getting Started
  2. The History of Calligraphy and the Sans Serif B-point Alphabet
  3. The Celtic Alphabet
  4. The Gothic Alphabet
  5. The Italic Alphabet
  6. Decorating and Displaying Your Work

ART 059: Introduction to Commercial Art

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ART 059 teaches the introductory elements of graphic design, the concept of simplification, and the history and function of typography.

Students will also apply principles and elements of design, apply principles and concepts of advertising, and use a computer to research, create, or manipulate images. 6 lessons, 8 assignment submissions (6 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: An e-mail account and minimal familiarity with a computer are required.
  • Required Materials:
    • Art 059 – Printed Course Readings
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  • Introduction to Commercial Art
  • Seeing and Understanding
  • The Building Blocks of Perception
  • The Spice of Life
  • When “Cut and Paste” Could be Taken Literally
  • Jingle All the Way

ART 061: General Photography

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: ART 61 is an introduction to photography and teaches students effective camera and film use, artistic design, processing and development, careers, and a brief history of photography. Digital cameras may be used for this course. (5 Speedback assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored. computer graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Access to a darkroom
    • Darkroom equipment
    • Darkroom chemistry for black and white film and paper, or students must be able to send out film to be processed and printed according to instructions.
    • Digital cameras may be used for this course. Students can submit thumbnails in place of the contact sheet or print out 4″ x 6″ prints to submit.
    • Art 061 – CD
    • Printed Course Packet
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. The Camera and Lenses
  2. Composition and Content
  3. The Film
  4. Printmaking
  5. A Brief History of Photography
  6. Portfolio

GUITR 041: Guitar

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This beginning guitar course gives students the broad foundation they will need to excel in various styles of guitar music: folk, classical, and even modern rock.

Students will learn to read tablature, lead sheets, and traditional notation; they will master common chords, notes, strumming, and fingerpicking patterns. The information is presented with the modern teenager in mind and takes a fun, step-by-step approach. 9 lessons, 9 assignment submissions (7 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Besides a guitar, students will also need access to a tape recorder (or video camera) and a CD player.
    • Guitr 041 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. About the Guitar
  2. Reading Music
  3. Playing Notes
  4. Key Signatures and Accidentals
  5. Chords and Strumming
  6. More Chords and Fingerpicking
  7. Songwriting
  8. Guitar Tablature
  9. Styles and Influential Players

MUSIC 041: Introduction to Music

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In MUSIC 041, we will discover what makes music tick, learn about its greatest composers, and hear their masterpieces in a fresh way.

And we won’t stop there. This course also takes us globe-trotting to hear the music of other cultures; presents a foot-tapping, finger-snapping guide to jazz styles; and hip-hops us through the colorful history of rock and roll! Each lesson is full of unforgettable sound clips. If music is the heartbeat of society, this course is a stethoscope to help us hear it more clearly. 9 lessons, 9 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Music 041 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  1. Listening to Music
  2. What is Music?
  3. Early Music
  4. The Baroque Period
  5. The Classical Period
  6. The Romantic Period
  7. Modern Music
  8. Jazz
  9. Other Cultures

PIANO 041: Beginning Piano

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Gain a solid foundation in basic two-hand piano skills. Learn music theory, including how to read notes, rhythms, and musical symbols on a staff.

After finishing this course, students should be able to teach themselves to play the beginning music that they find at the music store. 9 lessons, 9 assignment submissions (7 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: NONE
  • Required Materials:
    • Students will need access to a piano or adequate electric keyboard (longer than four octaves) and a tape recorder (or video camera).
    • Piano 041 – Printed Course Readings $10.00
  • Cost of tuition is covered by Provo eSchool.

Syllabus:

  • A Piano by Any Other Name is NOT Still a Piano
  • Finger Power: Easy as 1-2-3-4-5
  • The “Notorious” Grand Staff
  • Making Music Out of Music
  • Practice Makes Perfect
  • Ten Fingers. Not Ten Notes.
  • The KEY to Understanding Theory
  • Don’t Cut the “Chord” on Music

Introduction to Art

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Covering art appreciation and the beginning of art history, this course encourages students to gain an understanding and appreciation of art in their everyday lives. Presented in an engaging format, this one-semester course provides an overview of many introductory themes: the definition of art, the cultural purpose of art, visual elements of art, terminology and principles of design, and two- and three-dimensional media and techniques. Tracing the history of art, high school students enrolled in the course also explore the following time periods and places: prehistoric art, art in ancient civilizations, and world art before 1400.

Details:

Course Length: 1 Semester Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity