Overview of Course
Introduction to Visual Arts (Focus: Art as Visual Communication)
Basic questions of art and art appreciation explored through the use of the elements of visual analysis (line, shape, color, space, volume, texture, etc.) while appreciating the ability of art to express various cultural identities and values through visual icons. Students will be asked to photograph “art” as they see it in every port, and to share their perceptions in class discussions about the messages conveyed. We will utilize the unique cultural arts of the countries that we visit on the SAS voyage to explore the messages behind the visual symbolism of art, whether religious or secular, spiritual or philosophical.