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Art 50L Gallery Viewing Lab

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Need to enroll in ART 50L Gallery Viewing Lab?
Enroll through WebAdvisor. After the semester has begun select one of the available open section numbers in WebAdvisor. No Add Codes needed!

You will have access to the course to begin work starting the first day of the semester even if it shows a later start date that is listed in WebAdvisor.

ALL sections are immediately accessible to students on CANVAS from the beginning of the semester, no matter which section you sign up for (you can ignore the listed start date in WebAdvisor).

If you have not already created a login password for Cabrillo computers/IT this semester, then set it up when you get to CANVAS by clicking on “Activate/Reset Password.” Fill in your student information and create a password. It’s EASY!
If you have problems with CANVAS, please contact the TLC (Teaching and Learning Center). They are fantastically helpful! Here is their contact info:

    • Phone: 831-477-3241
    • Email:
      *Helpdesk hours are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Spring 2017 – All Art 50L reports must be submitted on CANVAS by 11:59pm – Saturday, May 13.


This .5 unit credit course is a self-paced, independent study lab, and all the work is done on your own time. There are no class meetings.

  • 50L is a co-requisite (meaning it is taken at the same time as another (beginning level) Art Studio, Art Photography, or Art History course you are enrolled in).
  • Note: Enroll in one section of Art 50L only, even if you take two or more beginning level art classes.
  • Grading is Pass/No-Pass (P/NP).
  • This course must be successfully completed once with a Pass grade.

Carefully read ALL information and follow ALL instructions found on CANVAS in the “Home” page and in the “Modules” to receive full credit!




You will view art at galleries, museums, and other exhibition venues, attend watch lectures and/or art related films, then write reports on them based on a series of questions/prompts. (*please be sure to see details in “WHAT WORKS”/”WHAT DOESN’T WORK” on the next page and in CANVAS to know what qualifies for viewings.)

1. View:

  • Online or in person, 2 art lectures or documentary films
  • In person, 10 artworks, which can include art in exhibitions, artist’s studios and public art

2. Create your reports from the pdf provided on CANVAS

  • Find and download the report pdf on CANVAS from the link in “ASSIGNMENTS.”
  • Fill in ALL the answers/information on the pdf after each prompt/question.

3. Turn in the completed reports pdf on CANVAS.

  • When you are ready to submit your pdf of 12 completed reports go back to “ASSIGNMENTS” and upload the full pdf to CANVAS.
  • If you need to resubmit your reports for any reason, just fill in and upload a new report pdf.
  • You can turn in your work at any time up until the due date.
  • ALL ART 50L REPORTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON CANVAS NO LATER THAN 11:59pm Saturday May 13th - Reports cannot be submitted after this time.
  • *** KEEP A COPY OF YOUR REPORTS. You may need it if any issues come up about your course work.


    1. All viewings should be done during the semester you are enrolled.
    2. Lectures or documentary films:

    • Must pertain to the visual arts or design: art history, a type of art or movement in art, a particular artist or group of artists, or an instructional video on an art technique.
    • Must be at least 10 minutes in length
    • Lectures and films may be viewed in person or online
    3. Art Museums and Cabrillo Gallery:
    • 1 report per exhibition on a single piece of artwork
    • Maximum of 3 different exhibition viewings per museum or at Cabrillo Gallery

    4. Commercial/Non-profit art galleries, other college art galleries, alternative spaces:
    • 1 report per exhibition on a single piece of artwork
    • Maximum of 2 different exhibitions per gallery
    5. Cafes, Restaurants, Banks:
    • Maximum of 2 different exhibitions per venue
    • 1 report per exhibition on a single piece of artwork
    • Maximum of 5 reports total at all such viewing spaces combined.
    • Must be approved viewing space, such as from the list of “Suggested Art50L Art Viewing Spaces” or a participant in First Fridays (refer to First Fridays website). Ask Art 50L instructor if in doubt.
    6. Cabrillo Library or other Public or College Library:
    • Limit of 1 report per library location on a single piece of artwork
    7. Art Fairs (Professional Art Fairs that take place in convention centers and “Art Hotels” with multiple professional galleries and/or artists represented)
    • Limit of 3 reports per ART Fair, each at a different gallery booth or location in fair
    8. Other types of Fairs, such as County Fairs, Outdoor Art Festivals, and Cultural Festivals:
    • Limit of 1 report per event on a single piece of artwork
    9. Open Studios:
    • Maximum of 5 reports on different artist’s studios, a single piece of artwork at each
    10. Murals and public art:
    • Limit of 1 public artwork/mural per city or per college campus
    • Be sure to include the location or cross streets of the artwork in your report.
    1. NO incomplete reports – fill the form out completely in order to receive full credit

    2. NO performing arts (such as music, dance or theatre)

    3. NO exhibitions, lectures or films that you saw for, or in, any of your other classes.
    4. NO dramatic films with actors playing artists - these are not documentaries.
    5. NO artworks in clothing or other retail stores, salons, card shops, gift shops etc., unless officially part of First Fridays (refer to First Fridays website) or approved by instructor.
    6. NO reproduction or poster art/galleries. Always make sure it is original artwork. (If you are in doubt, check with the gallery owner or your instructor.)
    7. NO websites or online galleries (only original artwork viewed in person qualifies)

    8. NO art in your room or house, a friend’s house, in a high school classroom, etc.

    9. NO Cabrillo College Aptos campus display cases, classrooms, or student art attached to art buildings or in outside wooded area near art classrooms.
    10. NO tattoos or tattoo parlors
    11. Although you may do artwork and film or lecture viewings with another student, you may not write your reports with another student. All work must be your own.

  • Complete instructions and all class materials may be found on CANVAS

    Cabrillo Gallery
    Room 1002, Library Building 1000
    Telephone: 831.479.6308, Email Beverly Rayner or for general questions, Email the Cabrillo Gallery
    Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday: 7 - 9 p.m.

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Gallery Viewing Spaces
This is a suggested list of art viewing spaces. Explore – Art is Everywhere!

Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Area!

First Friday Art Tour S.C.
A great resource for multiple art exhibits

Arts Council S.C. County Open Studios in October

Aptos Coffee Roasting Co.
19 Rancho Del Mar Center
Soquel Drive

Cabrillo Gallery
Cabrillo College
Library, Room 1002
Aptos Campus

Carried Away
7564 Soquel Drive

Mulberry Gallery
8050 #E Soquel Drive

S.C. County Bank
7775 Soquel Drive

Ben Lomond
S. C. Mountains Art Center
9341 Mill Street

Many Hands Gallery
510 Bay Avenue

Mr. Toots Coffeehouse
221 Esplanade

S.C. County Bank
819 Bay Avenue Ste D

White Raven
6253 Hwy 9

Santa Cruz
Artisans Gallery
1368 Pacific Avenue

County Government Center
701 Ocean Street
1st & 5th Floors

Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street

Louden Nelson Center
301 Center Street

Lu Lu Carpenters
1545 Pacific Avenue

Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street

Caffé Pergolesi
418 Cedar Street

Radius Gallery
Tannery Arts Center
1050 River Street, Studio #127

Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway

S. C. Coffee Roasting Co.
1330 Pacific Avenue

S.C. County Bank
720 Front Street

Santa Cruz Pottery
1642 Mission Street

Sesnon Gallery
Porter College, UCSC

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery
Cowell College, UCSC

Scotts Valley

S.C. County Bank
4604 Scotts Valley Dr. 831-461-5000

Scotts Valley Artisans
230 Mount Hermon Road

The Bagelry
4763 Soquel Drive

The Ugly Mug
4640 Soquel Drive

Caffe Ella
734 East Lake Avenue
831. 722.0480

Freedom Branch Library
2021 Freedom Boulevard

Pajaro Valley Gallery
37 Sudden Street

S.C. County Bank
595 Auto Center Drive

Sierra Azul Nursery
2660 East Lake Avenue

Watsonville Public Library
275 Main St.


Santa Cruz County


Green Chalk Contemporary Art Gallery
701 Hawthorne Street

Monterey Museum of Art
559 Pacific Street

Monterey Museum of Art
720 Via Mirada

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove

San Juan Bautista

Mission Gallery
106 Third Street
San Juan Bautista

Galeria Tonantzin
115 Third Street
San Juan Bautista


Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
4th and Guadalupe Carmel

Center For Photographic Arts
San Carlos & 9th Street Carmel

Los Gatos
NUMU – New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA

San Jose
San Jose Institute of
Contemporary Art

560 South First Street

510 South First Street

San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market Street

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 South First Street

Works/San Jose
365 South Market Street

Anno Domini
366 South First Street

Montalvo Art Center
15400 Montalvo Road

Euphrat Museum – De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA

Cantor Arts Center
Stanford University
Lomita Drive at Museum Way

Anderson Collection at Stanford University
314 Lomita Drive

San Francisco

SF Art Galleries Listings

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street

de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park

Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St

Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street (at Third)

Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park -100 34th Ave.

S.F. Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street

Velvet da Vinci
2015 Polk Street

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street

Video on the Web


Art 21


Netflix –
Search: All Genres – Special Interest – Art & Design

Art Lectures


San Jose State University

San Jose Museum of Art

Events & Lectures

Ted Talks: Art


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Art 50L Gallery Viewing Lab – Frequently Asked Questions

• What is an exhibition?

• There isn't a title for the exhibit, what do I do?

• How many art works can I write about from one exhibit?

• There are different artists here. Is each artist’s work a different exhibit?

• When asked, ‘What discipline does this work represent?” – what does “discipline” mean?

• When asked, "what is the primary media or material?” – what does “primary media or material” mean?

•  Which art documentary film should I watch?

•  Where can I find an art documentary film?

•  Can I email my packet in to the gallery?

•  I received a NP (No Pass), what can I do?

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• What is an exhibition?

Exhibitions may be permanent displays or temporary, but "exhibitions" are most often temporary, and are usually scheduled to open and close on specific dates. Art exhibitions may include the work of one artist or multiple artists.

Restaurants, libraries, cafes, and some retail stores have changing displays of art that could be considered exhibitions. If the location participates in First Fridays, the exhibition is allowable to report on. If it does not, look for a wall label indicating that it is a specific exhibition and not just some random art on the wall. Always check to see the exhibition is allowable by asking your instructor if you are not sure.

The Cabrillo Gallery has 3 exhibits during the semester. You may come to each of the 3 different exhibits and select one piece of artwork from each of the exhibits for your Art 50L reports.

• There isn’t a title for the exhibit, what do I do?

A museum or a college/university gallery will always have a title for their exhibitions. Art exhibitions in other fine art galleries usually have specific titles.

Alternative spaces, such as retail commercial galleries, stores and coffee shops may not have a title for the exhibit. If that’s the case, enter “N/A” in the space that asks for a title.

• How many art works can I write about from one exhibit?

You should see 10 different exhibits and write 10 reports total. Choose only one piece from each exhibit to report on.

• There are different artists here. Is each artist’s work a different exhibit?

An exhibit may include different artists, but you should select only one piece of art to write about from each exhibit, even if there are multiple different artists within the exhibit, even if there are multiple different artists within the exhibit.

Some commercial galleries don't have individual exhibits for artists, but rather show a lot of artists at once. In this case, the entire gallery would be considered one exhibition, and you may only write a report on one piece in that gallery. Always ask your Art 50L instructor if you are not sure.

• When asked, ‘What discipline does this work represent?" – what does “discipline” mean?

“Discipline” refers to the type of artwork it is in general. For example, the discipline might be painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, textiles, etc.

• When I am asked, "what is the primary media or material?” – what does “primary media or material” mean?

Primary media or material” when referring to a painting could be acrylic paint, watercolor, oil paint, etc. – all of which are types of painting media or material. In another example, for a sculpture the primary media or material might be bronze, stone, steel, mixed media, ceramic, etc.

•  Which art documentary film should I watch?

Choose an art documentary film that interests you. Art documentaries may be historical overviews of an art movement, factual biographies on an artist, films on other art subjects  instructional films on a particular art form, etc. They should be at least 10 minutes in length. Feature films with actors playing artists may not be used. (always ask instructor if you are not sure if a film qualifies).

•  Where can I find an art documentary film?

You can check out an art documentary film from your local library, watch a video or DVD at the Cabrillo Library or view a documentary film online or in a theater. You may not use a documentary film that you watched in or for one of your other classes.

•  Can I email my reports in to the instructor or the gallery?

No, all reports must be submitted online through Canvas.

•  I received a NP (No Pass), what can I do?

If you would like to find out why you received a NP and find out what work would be necessary in order to receive a grade change (if possible), please contact the Art 50L instructor.


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