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Drawing 1

ARTS 1010 Drawing I with Brian Barr, CRN 80227

  • Full Fall Semester
  • Cartersville Campus TR 9:30-12:15
  • In Person with Social Distancing
  • Drawing I Art Kit Required 

An introduction to the techniques and principles of drawing. Designed primarily for art pathway students, future art majors, and others interested in studio art work, this course emphasizes the development of drawing skills and focuses on basic two-dimensional design problems. This class will meet in person with the following criteria: since COVID-19 spreads between people in close proximity it is important to physically distance (6 feet) from others when working in the studio. Students are required to wear a face-covering while on campus or in their workspace. For more information, contact bbarr@highlands.edu.

ARTS 1010 Drawing I with Russell Cook, CRN 80231

  • Full Fall Semester
  • Floyd Campus TR 9:30-12:15
  • In Person with Social Distancing
  • Drawing I Art Kit Required 

An introduction to the techniques and principles of drawing. Designed primarily for art pathway students, future art majors, and others interested in studio art work, this course emphasizes the development of drawing skills and focuses on basic two-dimensional design problems. This class will meet in person with the following criteria: since COVID-19 spreads between people in close proximity, it is important to physically distance (6 feet) from others when working in the studio. Students are required to wear a face-covering while on campus or in their workspace. For more information, contact rcook@highlands.edu.

Drawing 2

ARTS 1011 Drawing II with Brian Barr, CRN 80228

  • Full Fall Semester
  • Cartersville Campus MW 12:30 – 3:15
  • In Person with Social Distancing
  • No Textbook Required

An introduction to the techniques and principles of drawing. Designed primarily for art pathway students, future art majors, and others interested in studio art work, this course emphasizes the development of drawing skills and focuses on basic two-dimensional design problems. This class will meet in person with the following criteria: since COVID-19 spreads between people in close proximity, it is important to physically distance (6 feet) from others when working in the studio. Students are required to wear a face-covering while on campus or in their workspace. For more information, contact bbarr@highlands.edu.

ARTS 1011 Drawing II with Russell Cook, CRN 80232

  • Full Fall Semester
  • Cartersville Campus TR 9:30–12:15
  • In Person with Social Distancing
  • No Textbook Required

An introduction to the techniques and principles of drawing. Designed primarily for art pathway students, future art majors, and others interested in studio art work, this course emphasizes the development of drawing skills and focuses on basic two-dimensional design problems. This class will meet in person with the following criteria: since COVID-19 spreads between people in close proximity it is important to physically distance (6 feet) from others when working in the studio. Students are required to wear a face-covering while on campus or in their workspace. For more information, contact rcook@highlands.edu.

Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation ARTS 1113 with Russell Cook, CRN 80238

  • Full Fall Semester
  • Fully Online
  • Zoom Optional
  • No Textbook Required 

This fully online course seeks to develop an understanding of the arts built upon an exposure to the painting, sculpture, architecture, and other artforms of contemporary and earlier times. Illustrated lectures and readings present the sociological and psychological factors that influence the production of art and show the basic problems of design and technique in the development of an artist and associated works.  All of the content and testing will be organized into weekly lesson plans and will be conducted entirely through D2L. The instructor will conduct regular office hours through Zoom. For more information, contact rcook@highlands.edu.

Art Appreciation ARTS 1113 with Russell Cook, CRN 80245

  • 4th Session - Starts 9/08/20
  • Fully Online
  • Zoom Optional
  • No Textbook Required 

This fully online course seeks to develop an understanding of the arts built upon an exposure to the painting, sculpture, architecture, and other artforms of contemporary and earlier times. Illustrated lectures and readings present the sociological and psychological factors that influence the production of art and show the basic problems of design and technique in the development of an artist and associated works.  All of the content and testing will be organized into weekly lesson plans and will be conducted entirely through D2L. The instructor will conduct regular office hours through Zoom. For more information, contact rcook@highlands.edu.

Art Appreciation ARTS 1113 with Brian Barr, CRN 80242, 80243, & 80244

  • Full Fall Semester
  • Fully Online and Asynchronous
  • Zoom Optional (Recordings Available)
  • No Textbook Required 

This fully online course seeks to develop an understanding of the arts built upon an exposure to the painting, sculpture, architecture, and other art forms of contemporary and earlier times. Illustrated lectures and readings present the sociological and psychological factors that influence the production of art and show the basic problems of design and technique in the development of an artist and associated works. All of the content and testing will be organized into weekly lesson plans and will be conducted entirely through D2L. The instructor will conduct regular office hours through Zoom. For more information, contact bbarr@highlands.edu.

Art History

ARTS 1112 Art History: Renaissance to Present with Brian Barr, CRN 81245

  • Full Fall Semester
  • Fully Online and Asynchronous
  • Zoom Required
  • Recordings Available
  • Textbook Required 

This fully online course examines the periods of art from the Italian High Renaissance up to the present. The focus will be on analyzing significant artists and movements in context, in order to facilitate discussion and critical analysis. The course will be taught through videoed lecture and readings, with all quizzes and tests conducted online through D2L. There will be no scheduled class meetings, but students will be required to attend several small-group tutorial sessions through Zoom. The instructor will also conduct regular office hours through Zoom. For more information, contact bbarr@highlands.edu.

ARTS 1118/HUMS 2011: Folk & Outsider Art History with Russell Cook, CRN 80593 & 81176

  • Fully Online
  • Full Fall Session
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • No textbook required

This course will focus on art and artists’ creative activity that takes place outside of the professional mainstream of art. The term “outsider art” typically refers to the art of the self-taught, folk, visionary, vernacular, naïve, or untrained. We live in a region rich with vernacular and folk traditions in art and music, some of which has found recognition with a much wider audience. Think of the class as an exploration of this work that exists on the shifting margins of the art world.