(3) UC:CSU (C-ID ARTS 100)
LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.
Note: Required of all Art majors. Art 501 should be taken before more advanced studio classes and preferably in the same semester as Art 201.
This is an introductory and integrative course in the arts. It provides a study of the elements and principles common to the visual arts. A variety of tools and media are utilized in solving problems of relationships of the elements: line, value, color, texture, shape, form, mass, and space and the use of the principles: rhythm (variation and repetition), transition, balance, proportion emphasis (dominance and subordination), and contrast (opposition and tension). Projects are primarily abstract and two-dimensional. This is a basic requirement for all art majors and is recommended for non-art majors.