Visual Art Comprehension I

Enrollment Message:

This course requires the student to acquire physical art supplies (see the Additional Costs section of the syllabus) and submit images of their work to their online instructor for grading purposes. This course also requires students be able to download, open and print files for use (see the Technical Requirements section of the syllabus).

Building on the educational outcomes of Visual Arts in elementary and middle school education, high school art prepares students for personal development in the arts through the construction of a body of work that may be instrumental in admission to higher education within the visual and media arts. The Visual Arts Comprehensive I course introduces art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment, and studio production. Emphasizing the ability to understand and use the elements of art and principles of design through a variety of media, processes, and visual resources, students follow projects from the ideation and planning stages all the way through production, exhibition, and critical self-reflection. Prerequisites:None

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

•   Create personal definitions of ‘art’ and ‘sculpture’ through exploration and critical thinking.

•   Create artwork that:

demonstrates the personal function of art, imitationalism, emotionalism, and formalism.

uses the elements of art, principles of design, contour, and perspective.

includes gesture drawings, sculptures, and a variety of color schemes that are used to convey mood.

•   Evaluate artwork by considering multiple factors, using an objective viewpoint, considering the three aesthetic viewpoints, and using Feldman’s Model of Art Criticism.

•   Explain how color schemes and the elements of art operate within a work of art.

•   Theorize what pop artists might use as subject matter in modern society, considering the way the world has changed and the kinds of messages pop artists sought to convey.

•   Plan a collaborative work of art by ideating and discussing a piece with classmates.

•   Create an online portfolio that includes artwork made throughout the course as well as an artist’s statement that explains one of their artworks.

•   Evaluate their work, determine their successes and areas for improvement, and predict how their work will impact their ability to view and create art in the future.

•   Investigate careers in art and present detailed information about one art career of their choosing.

Course Outline:

Module 1: What is Art?

Module 2: Elements and Principles of Art

Module 3: Drawing What You See

Module 4: Aesthetics, Art Criticism, and Art History

Module 5: From 2D to 3D

Module 6: Color as Communication

Module 7: Pulling It All Together

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: Students are responsible for acquiring basic hands-on art supplies.  List of required art supplies.   The estimated cost for all supplies is $15-$20, with low-cost options suggested within the list. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ujqc8DZ8pUnkUCCBf3wfT_x2iLCGV70Q8rxCtt1lW-k/edit?usp=sharing

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students must be able to download and open .zip, .doc and .pdf files and print document templates for use in certain assignments. Students must also be able to photograph and upload digital images of their physical artwork to submit completed assignments to instructors for scoring and feedback.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Students must also have access to YouTube.

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at CustomerCare@mivu.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: This course requires the student to acquire physical art supplies (see the Additional Costs section of the syllabus) and submit images of their work to their online instructor for grading purposes. This course also requires students be able to download, open and print files for use (see the Technical Requirements section of the syllabus).

Details


School Level: High School
Standards:
NCAA Approved: N/A - Non-Core
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 05154
MDE Endorsement Code: LX - Art Education
MMC Minimum Requirements: VPA Arts

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus