Feb 21, 2024
ARTT 123 - Crafts
(ARTD) (R and TP/SS only)
An introduction to working in processes such as metalsmithing, enameling, ceramics, fiber craft, basketry, or paper craft. While cultivating respect for craft, students create functional or nonfunctional objects while they explore material as an art form. Students analyze the social and ethical aspects within craft as they develop technical competency. Coursework encourages an investigation into the potential of objects to possess visual, tactile, and conceptual information. Creative design and technical craftsmanship are emphasized. No prior experience required. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week. Formerly AR 123.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the skills and awareness to engage in creative problem solving that synthesizes discipline knowledge and methodologies with information from different fields of study and/or global sources.
- Recognize and utilize elements of the visual language of Craft while developing creative solutions.
- Employ the appropriate skills necessary to complete projects with intention, a high degree of craftsmanship, and aesthetic principles.
- Communicate an understanding of visual literacy utilizing appropriate terminology and concepts.
- Identify and analyze social and ethical principles as they relate to process and materials used in this course.
- Develop creative visual solutions that reflect independent research and address contemporary or historical societal topics.
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