Learning Goals & Objectives

Learning Goal 1

Studio Art students will use visual design terminology in speaking and writing.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Define the elements and principles of design in visual art through group discussion and critique.
  • Objective B: Write an artist’s statement, reflective paper or critique using technical terms to communicate ideas using technical terms.

Learning Goal 2

Studio Art students will develop technical skills.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Utilize hand/eye coordination to render from life realistically
  • Objective B: Utilize skills specific to different studio disciplines such as woodworking, printmaking, carving, sculpting or photography to create work in those fields.

Learning Goal 3

Studio Art students will use written and verbal skills to articulate concepts and techniques critically.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Explicate the rationale behind their work materially, conceptually and formally in an artist statement
  • Objective B: Engage in critical discourse on their work and the work of their peers during group critiques.

Learning Goal 4

Studio Art students will describe developments and trends in art history and contemporary art via artist statement and group critique.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Position their work within a contemporary artistic framework and compare their work within larger art historical themes both written and orally.
  • Objective B: Evaluate any given piece of art within a contemporary framework and find its fundamental historical significance during group critiques and in written statements or reflection papers.

Learning Goal 5

Studio Art students will experience placing work on public display.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Locate galleries or venues appropriate for the display of their work.
  • Objective B: Curate and hang their work for exhibition.