Art Education (Visual Art Studies) Courses

Details below are subject to change. Please confirm all information in the official Course Schedule.

Spring 2022 Teaching Formats

Instruction mode "Internet" in course schedule. The course is taught entirely online and does not require in-person activities on campus.

Online with Required In-Person Component
Instruction mode "Hybrid or Blended" in course schedule. The course is a hybrid format that blends online instruction and required in-person activities on campus. Students may be divided into smaller groups for in-person instruction and will be advised by their instructor as to which days to report on campus.

Instruction mode "Face-to-Face" in course schedule. The course is taught entirely in-person.

Spring 2022 Courses

VAS 351C
Art Materials, Techniques, and Processes

This course involves the exploration of basic materials, techniques, and processes of art production in elementary through high school classrooms and alternative settings in the community. Students will learn how to guide pupils through meaningful art production in diverse learning environments. The first hour of class will be devoted to discussion of readings and documentaries. The last two hours will be used for art production.

The objectives of this course are that students will:

  • Become knowledgeable about the basic materials, techniques, and processes used in art making in the public schools and alternative settings.
  • Understand the benefits of art as an important subject in the school curriculum and as a means of social engagement.
  • Develop a portfolio for K-12 art instruction or art instruction in alternative settings.

Dr. Christopher Adejumo
TTH 11–2
Teaching Format →  In-Person

VAS 371C
Objects of Inquiry: Critical Engagement in Museums

Cross-listed with ARH 374

This course is designed to explore object-based inquiry in museums. It will focus on developing engaging conversations in museums that explore individual perspectives and experiences with objects. Students will engage in focused looking and object research as part of develop public dialogs around objects.

The course will also examine the history of art museums as public facing educational institutions and provide foundations of the theory and practice of museum education. Students will be asked to discuss assigned readings and conduct scholarly research on various aspects of museum education, including teaching and learning theories, audience characteristics, label writing, exhibition analysis, communication techniques, relationships between schools and museums, technology in the museum, and evaluation.

Students also will be given opportunities to talk with experts in the community such as museum education professionals, curators, and collaborating organizations.

Dr. Briley Rasmussen
W 2–5
Teaching Format →  In-Person

VAS 376
Independent Study: Visual Art Studies

Individual projects to be completed under faculty supervision.

Requires consent of instructor to register.

Fulfills →  Independent Inquiry flag

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