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Art Appreciation and Techniques

This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative processes and thought. The student will learn how to develop a five-step system for understanding visual art in all forms, based on description, analysis, context, meaning, and judgment. Note that this course is an alternative to the Saylor Foundation's ARTH101A and has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; the Saylor Foundation has modified some WSBCTC materials. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Art History 101B)


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