ART 1120 Craft and Design

This is a course that develops an appreciation of the arts from the aesthetic and contextual appreciation of the utilitarian, practical, and sometimes not so practical, objects most frequently referred to as crafts. The course will examine the relationship of fine art to craft, the craft object as product of particular cultures, the utilitarian and ritual purposes to which these objects are put to use and how their creation corresponds to these purposes. The course will demonstrate how craft reflects the age in which it was created and craft as it relates to industry and contemporary society. There will be opportunities to learn how these crafts are made through hands on practice. Lab fee required. PREREQUISITES: None