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OLS 160 Visual Thinking I • 2 Cr.

Description:

Introduces students to visual thinking using elements of design and principles of composition. The aesthetic scanning method of visual viewing is introduced and practiced. Classroom experiences cover a wide range of applied art, media and subject matter. Structured to accommodate special needs learners. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the basic elements of visual representation and its purpose in various types of communication.
  • Discuss how to see things in two different ways, using the left and right brain visualization.
  • Define art, present the different types of artistic expression, and explain the differences between visual and performing arts.
  • Identify and discuss the elements of 2D and 3D design, principles of composition, and the different uses of color.
  • Create art projects using the elements of 2D design and principles of composition.
  • Create art projects using the elements of 3D design and principles of composition.
  • Use appropriate tools and supplies in a safe manner.
  • Create a representation of an idea using the elements and principles of art, and discuss the choices made in the representation.
  • Compare and critique works of art using the steps of Aesthetic Scanning methodology.
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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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