Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


Keene State College Integrative Studies Program IA COURSE PROPOSAL Proposed Action: New course adoption Proposed Course: IAART 300 Color Design and Site-Specific Painting Short title: Color Design & Mural Painting Proposed Catalog Description: Explores the language of color and two-dimensional design, and surveys the history of painted murals and other wall ornamentation. Students complete a site-specific mural on campus. For non- Art majors only. 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Annually. Sponsoring Department: Art Department Contact: Rosemarie Bernardi 358-2151 Course Objectives: Students create visual projects that explore art processes. the elements and principles of design with emphasis on color (sources of color schemes, restricted palettes, color harmony and contrast). Students examine the history of interior and exterior wall paintings and their functions - from record keeping and story telling to commemoration and pure decoration. Students critically compare and analyze work from different cultures, ages and movements to discern significant visual form in representational and nonrepresentational art. Students create at site specific mural: studying sites, issues of scale, lighting, audience, pedestrian traffic flow; drafting preliminary drawings and color studies; executing the final site-specific mural. Learning Outcomes ISP Perspectives Outcomes: Articulate the ways the arts and humanities shape, change, provoke and represent our world and our perception of the world ISP Skills Outcomes: Creative Thinking: Engage a problem, task, or goal with sustained effort over a period of time. ISP Global Issues: Critique a discipline through the lens of other cultural values Rationale The Art Department is excited to put forward this course as a response to the Integrative Studies Program's call for additional discipline courses at upper levels. Art faculty have worked together to develop a studio art course that adds additional components, (teamwork and production of site-specific mural) to serve upper level IA students. The study of early cave paintings, Assyrian, Egyptian, Islamic, and African architectural murals and ornamentation will be contrasted with the rich history of western wall art. WPA political murals and even Keene's own Barry Faulkner (one of whose murals is in the Elliot Center) will be considered. IA students taking this course will have the opportunity to see their artwork exhibited on campus by way of these murals. Sites presently eyed for the murals produced in this course are the Redfern Arts Center, Huntress basement classroom hallways. Resources: The course will be taught by Richard Carlson. No additional resources will be required. SIGNATURE PAGE - IAART 300 Color Design and Site-specific Painting 1. Sponsoring Department: ART Chair: R.T. Bernardi For 6 Against 0 Abstain 0 Absent 2 Date 2/3/09 2. Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs: Review & Comment: Signature: Date: ________ 3. Editor of the Catalog: Review & Comment: Signature: __________________________ Date: ________ 4. Advisory Opinions: List the names of the affected departments and include department responses. 5. Division Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against ___ Abstain ___ Absent ____ Chair: ____________________ Date ________ 6. Dean: Comment: Approved____ Not Approved____ Signature: Date ________ 7. Senate Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against___ Abstain ___ Absent ____ Chair: _____________________ Date _________ 8. Keene State College Senate: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: _________________________ Date ________ Other action:


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