Exploring Art Mediums

Course #:

VIS

2-401

Division:

Fine Arts

Department:

Visual Arts

Suggested Age:

8-18

Prerequisites:

none

Exploring Art Mediums

Course Description:

Process/Purpose

Explore! Experiment! Experience! This introduction to materials and methods provides hands-on experiences in the visual arts. Creative thinking is born of experimentation, beginning with ideas using tactile materials.


This class will explore different medias both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional. Students will discover how to see as an artist does, learning to think creatively. After learning the basics of drawing, we will become familiar with oil and chalk pastels, watercolor, and acrylics. Using wire and clay, we will learn some basic hand-building sculpture skills. In the Exploring Art Mediums class, famous master artists will be introduced and a hands-on project will explore creative concept.


Time permitting, we will take a trip to the Blanton Art Museum on the campus of UT. Throughout the year guest artists will come and share techniques and ideas with the class to expand their knowledge and appreciation of art.

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