BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Introduction to Art

ART 031

Paper Course

$ 163.00

Instructor: Kenneth Ockler
Credits: 0.50

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This is a foundational art course that includes the study of art history, art production, and art criticism. The influence of prominent artists and several art movements will be introduced to students. Students also visually express themselves by applying learned production skills to various projects.

Course Content:

1. Get Smart About Art
2. Try Art Out!
3. Take a Look at Art
4. Show Your Stuff
5. Become an Ancient Greek Expert
6. Become a Middle Ages Expert
7. Become a Renaissance Expert
8. Show Your Stuff Again

Paper Courses:

Assignments for this course can be submitted online or by mail, email, or fax. If you do not have reliable internet access the optional course packet includes bubble sheets to be mailed.


Students must furnish basic art supplies: 8½" x 11" drawing paper, colored construction paper, watercolor paper, colored tissue paper, tracing paper, drawing pencils, a kneaded eraser, colored pencils, crayons, an X-Acto knife™, watercolor paint, and paintbrushes. These are relatively inexpensive materials that can be found at any arts and crafts store.