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2: THE MEDIA OF ART

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    THE MEDIA OF ART describe many of kinds of materials, techniques, and technologies that artists use to create, communicate, and express themselves, their culture, and their time. This week explores:

    • Drawing
    • Painting
    • Printmaking
    • Photography
    • Film
    • Design
    • Sculpture
    • and Architecture

    Some important questions to consider as you move through this section (and throughout the course) are...

    • What are the distinct characteristics of each medium?
    • What knowledge and skills are required to effectively handle each medium?
    • How do the different materials, techniques, and technologies allow or limit creative possibilities?
    • What is the potential significance of an artist choosing to work with one medium rather than with another? How significant is the medium itself versus what the artist brings to it?
    • How have artists used "old" materials or techniques to do something "new"? Or how have they used "new" materials or technologies to connect with past traditions?

    Although the focus this week is on the media of art, continue practicing what was presented in the first section — looking for and describing the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design.


    Content on this page written by Jon McCallum, 2024.


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