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ART 680 STUDIO CONCENTRATION FOR ART EDUCATORS
Instructor: Yan Sun

This course is designed to extend the student's range of expression and communication through art by encouraging in-depth exploration of two and/or three-dimensional media, as well as challenge conceptual issues of contemporary art. Students learn strategies for incorporating new concepts and processes in the public school art classroom. The course is offered on demand by prior arrangement with the art department chair.

ART 681 RECOGNIZING AND ENCOURAGING CREATIVE BEHAVIOR
Instructor: Yan Sun

This course is designed to develop strategies for incorporating creative approaches to instruction through an in-depth discussion of visual art. Emphasis placed on recognizing creative behavior in the classroom as well as enhancing/encouraging the creative process in students. Learn how to apply such strategies in extending student's artistic expression and communication and in encouraging student's in-depth exploration of two and/or three-dimensional media. The course is offered on demand by prior arrangement with the art department chair.

ART 682 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY ART HISTORY- French Art in the 19th Century and American Art in the 20th Century
Instructor: Yan Sun

This course is to provide a thorough understanding of the stylistic developments in painting and sculpture from the mid 19th century through Post-Modernism in contemporary art.  It couples a intense survey of these movements and the artists who fueled them with discussions on employing art history concepts in art education in the public schools.

ART 683 IMAGE OF CHINESE ART
Instructor: Yan Sun

This course consists of a discussion of Chinese painting, calligraphy, sculpture and architecture, as well as folk art. Other consideration will be given to a comparison of the Western painting with Chinese painting, and Western sculpture and Chinese sculpture. Sculptures of Qin, Han, and Tang Dynasties (220BC-907 AD) as well as paintings of Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties (960-1911) will be given special emphasis. Final attention will focus on the hands-on practice of student in creating art works using Chinese traditional media.

ART 684 AESTHETICS AND PHILOSOPHY OF EASTERN ART
Instructor: Yan Sun

This course consists of a discussion of aesthetics and philosophy of eastern art. Eastern painting and sculpture will be introduced. Major philosophy schools will be introduced. Various ways of appreciating Eastern Art will be discussed. Differentiate Western art and Eastern art. Other class topics consists of practical experience of creating Chinese painting and calligraphy, as well as seal, using traditional Chinese art media.

ART 685 WESTERN AND EASTERN ART - A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Instructor:
Yan Sun
This course takes a comparative approach to a study of both Western and Eastern art. Contents will focus on some of the topics so as to discuss in greater depth: the relationship between nature and human being, the evolution of imagery concepts, the methods of expression, and other areas relating to cultural context. Arts of a variety of media will be discussed. Learning experiences will include exploratory activities of working with new technology, including the Internet and CD-ROM.

ART 686 AMERICAN ART HISTORY
Instructor: Yan Sun

This course consists of a discussion of development and aesthetics of American art. American painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts will be introduced. Major art schools will be introduced. Differences and similarities between American art and European art, as well as various ways of appreciating American art will be discussed.

ART 687 HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART
Instructor: Yan Sun

Historical and aesthetic study of contemporary Chinese art, with special focus on the impact of particular historic events, the achievement of each main period, and the ongoing issue of modernity. This course explores the nature of contemporary Chinese art while probing to its development under the influence of Western arts. The characteristics of Chinese art will be compared to those in Europe and America as social and cultural phenomena. A critical analysis of Chinese art after openings of economy and culture to the international community is included.


 

   
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