Visual Art and Design I

  • Online delivery
  • eClass

What do all art forms have in com­mon? How do artists use the ele­ments and prin­ci­ples of design to help devel­op and uni­fy their work and ideas? What is the lan­guage of art”? Explore these ques­tions and oth­ers in this intro­duc­tion to design fun­da­men­tals. The char­ac­ter­is­tics of line, shape, tex­ture, colour, and space are empha­sized through exam­ples, demon­stra­tions, dis­cus­sion, and visu­al prob­lem-solv­ing, as well as stu­dio work with pen­cil, pen and ink, and acrylics. Enhance your appre­ci­a­tion of art and the process that makes it possible.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.


Samantha Walrod

Your Instructor

Samantha Walrod

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Weekday evening (Tue, Thu)
Feb 2, 2021Mar 4, 2021


6:30 pm – 9:30 pm



6:30 pm – 9:30 pm




Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until February 2, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
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You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.


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  • Online delivery

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