SL Art Practicum




I.         S.L. A391 Art Practicum, 3 s.h.; Location: TBA; Time: TBA

II.        Term/Year: Spring ‘12; Instructor: Julie K. Jack; Office location: Elliott Hall, 301;            Phone #: x5307; Office Hours: MWF 11-1; E-Mail:

III.       Course Description:  Practical experience in design, advertising, teaching, not-for-profit, manufacturing, and other commercial applications.  In settings both on and off campus, the student will become familiar with the use of art to create a product or provide a service.   Prerequisite: 3 visual art credit hours and permission of the instructor.

IV.      Course Goals and Objectives/Competencies/Skills: The student will set specific goals with the school, agency, company, etc.  The student will also keep a daily record of internship experience, including evaluation of the work in progress. 

V.        Course Relationship to Major Program, Departmental, and Institutional Purpose:  This course is provided in order to prepare students for an art minor, individualized major, with a main element of service.

VI.      College-wide Learning Outcomes: The student will use effectively the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.  The student will recognize issues that effect social/political behavior in their historical and cultural perspective.  The student will appreciate the contributions of the arts and literature to life enrichment. 

VII.     Text: none     VIII.   Topics or Units of Instruction: as job dictates

IX.      Additional Readings: Optional       X.   Methods of Instruction and Modes of Learning: Meet for three hours per week at chosen art environment for service learning, following directions of the supervisor.  The student will keep a journal of the experience.

XI.      Course Requirements and Means of Evaluation:  Four main criteria will be addressed when grading journals at mid-term and at the final.  They are as follows:  time spent, artistic growth/craftsmanship, understand concepts, follow directions.  Attendance is vital and mandatory.  Students will reduce their grade by one letter with each unexcused absence.  Therefore, four unexcused absences result in automatic failure of the course.

XII.     Clinical/Lab/Field-Based Experiences:  Students will be expected to attend gallery openings, museums, or other approved experience that relates to the service project.

XIII.    Addendum:

XIV.   Assessment Measures for College-Wide Learning Outcomes:

Learner Outcome



1.  Use effectively the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.


Reading:  Students will read the, handouts and assignments

Speaking:  Students will participate in class discussions and critiques.

Listening: Students will attend class, participate in discussion of the lecture topics and exercises, and follow verbal instructions regarding homework, and other assignments.

5% of each student’s grade is based on participation in class discussion of current reading topics and of solutions to previously worked problems.

2. Recognize issues that effect social/political behavior in their historical and cultural perspective

Social, political, historical, cultural perspectives: Students will become aware that these perspectives are integral to art.  Students will get an opportunity to work in an art related environment and gain experience working with a variety of people in the community.

The students will have the opportunity to work with others in the community and will keep a journal of their experience.  The instructor will grade on attitude, growth, helpfulness and creativity.

3. Appreciate the contributions of the arts and literature to life enrichment

Appreciation:  Students will see the work of other printmakers who have enriched the lives or others and themselves by viewing live work as well internet sources such as artstor.


Students have the opportunity to make up unexcused absences by attending an art opening or exhibit. 

XV.     Date of Preparation/Revision: 1-3-12  By: Julie K. Jack


Honor Code:  Students will need to write “pledged” on all assignments turned in for grading, indicating compliance with the code as follows: “I pledge, on my honor, to conduct myself with the foremost level of academic integrity”

Mission Statement: In keeping with the spirit of the liberal arts, Tennessee Wesleyan College seeks within the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition to provide for students the highest quality educational experience, to promote personal responsibility, integrity, and purpose, and to prepare students for a life of leadership and service in an ever changing global community.




Matrix of Relevant Qualifications vs. Course Outcomes


Courses Taught


Expected Course Outcomes


The Student will:

Relevant Qualifications

Coursework in Masters


Work Experience



A 391

Art Practicum

Experience an on-the-job experience in an art related area


Set specific goals


Keep a daily record of experience



Art Education: History and Philosophy of Education


Art History: Graduate Survey of Modern and Post-Modern Art


Grad Projects: Fiber, Printmaking, Sculpture


Grad Seminars:

Environments and Installation, Theories of Representation


Gallery internship at Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL


“Making Personal Art” course taught by Hazel Belvo, Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Attended lecture by Dr. Charles Falco, Professor of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, titled “Art, Optics and Human Vision”


Attended the

“Adobe Creative Suite Conference”Miami, FL


Faculty advisor at the Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts at the University of Houston at Clear Lake


“The Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies” published book review written about Mrs. Booth’s Garden, by Jack Kotz



Have created and exhibited art prints for 20 + years


Taught art at TWC for 13+ years and at Judson College for 2 years