Visual Art and Design I

    EX 1111 is offered this fall:

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.


Sep 29, 2021Dec 1, 2021



6:30 pm – 9:30 pm MT





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

Your Instructor

Samantha WalrodID: samantha-walrod

Samantha Walrod is a painter and educator living in Edmonton. Her work can be found in various private collections across Canada, including the AFA Collection. Walrod is best known for her figurative paintings, which are depictions of animal/human encounters or depictions of flowers in vases that wilt. Each body of work speaks to hope, loss, decay, and the passage of time.




Design Basics

ISBN 9781285858227

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 29, 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. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

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

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EX 1111 is offered this fall: