Art Appreciation on the Internet


  • Nancy Funk The Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto Campus, Pennsylvania


Since 1986 I have taught Inart 001, survey of art-paintings, sculpture, architecture, on the Internet.

In my proposed paper I will cover the history of the "birth" of this course.  The home page syllabus will be available for critiquing by the audience.

Also, several projects of evaluated artworks will be available for the audience.  The final grade for students includes two "coffee-book" projects in which paintings, sculpture, and architecture are objectively evaluated.  Statistics comparing both students' results in my lecture course and the Internet course will show why the Internet course is attractive to students.

I hope my paper will be accepted in order that I share with colleagues why Inart 001 on the Internet continues to be popular in all semesters, including summer.