BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Art Foundations

Part 1

ART 041

Paper Course

$ 163.00

Instructor: Cheryl Margaret Lindsey BFA
Credits: 0.50

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This art course consists of four main art disciplines: history, production, criticism, and aesthetics. Each discipline is distinctly different, allowing students to gain a comprehensive art foundation. This course chronologically covers movements beginning with prehistoric art and ending with baroque art. With each movement, students are given a historical context as well as an opportunity to learn and develop various art skills. Art Foundations, Part 1 also teaches students how to formally judge art and answer questions concerning the nature of art. This is the first course in a two-part art series (ART 041 and ART 043); however, either course may be taken independently of the other.

Course Content:

1. Prehistoric Art: The Power of a Wall
2. The Greek and Roman Empires: Beauty Idealized
3. The Middle Ages: Meet the Medieval Masters
4. Art Portfolio 1
5. The Northern Renaissance: Symbolic
6. The Italian Renaissance: The Rebirth of Art
7. Barogue Art: Divine Inspirations
8. Art Portfolio 2

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.


There are no required texts for this course, but students are required to have access to basic art supplies and a camera. General supplies include 8½" x 11" drawing and painting paper, drawing pencils, a kneaded eraser, colored pencils, watercolor or acrylic paint, paint brushes, and chalk pastels. These are relatively inexpensive materials that can be found at any art store.
Required Materials Cost
   Printed Course Packet     Included in tuition
Optional Materials Cost
   Art 041 - Color Packet     Included in tuition