The world of the visual arts and communication is surveyed from multiple perspectives in this course. Students develop and apply the elements and principles of art, as well as social and historical context, as they gain skills in the critical analysis and interpretation of art. In addition to developing art perception skills, creative expression and art history are surveyed from around the world. Students have choices in how they demonstrate understanding. Projects involve the application of the elements and principles of design to an assortment of visual communication situations. Depending on student interest, the purchase of some art materials may be needed. Work is submitted by digital photography and email.