Living with Art’s option to art appreciation supports students’ acquisition of the crucial skills of the course. Mark Getlein’s vivid narrative, in concert with McGraw-Hill’s powerful adaptive learning program LearnSmart within CONNECT Art, helps students understand, analyze, and appreciate the ways art work communicates to us in our visual world. In doing so, Living with Art provides the foundation for a life-long appreciation of art, in addition to vital thinking skills a good way to benefit students far beyond the study room into their chosen careers.
Students are invited to actively sign up for within the discussion from Chapter 1. The narrative engages them within the stories of art, whilst the integrated digital assessments in CONNECT Art challenge them to build a fluency within the core vocabulary of the course; practice applying it in guided writing assignments; and in the end prepare for active class participation and success on vital analysis, studio, and museum assignments. The result is greater engagement and greater course success.