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Instructor: Reem Bassous

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ART113, Fall 2011
ART223, Fall 2011

Reem Bassous: ART113, Fall 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Art and Art History
Course: ART 113 - Introduction to Drawing Crn (Section): 70181 (001)     79575 (008)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 4 (57%)
4. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5 (71%)
5. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
6. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The techniques of drawing.
We developed at a much faster rate because we were given interesting tasks with the use of all the mediums that we used. The assignments I felt helped us gain mastery of the mediums much quicker than I would have otherwise.
everything, shes very informative on how to improve and what to do!
Everything was valuable,especially learning the basics and developing the tools to gradually improve and learn more within this field.
learning how to bring out light when toning
Being able to apply various techniques and methods in a hands-on way helped to me obtain a better grasp of the concept as well as develop my drawing skills to a new level.
learning to draw without using a stick!
The variety of assignments we completed in and out of class was very wide, furthering my knowledge of how to complete said assignments using different techniques of line and value as well as how to use multiple mediums such as ink, charcoal, and pencil. Reem was also very helpful when it came to answering questions and was always available for help during her office hours as well as over e-mail.
Her strong emphasis on practice, practice, practice really helped to developed mine, and I feel the entire class', technical ability. She really pushed everyone to get out of their comfort zones, artistically, in order to reach their maximum potential. I personally gained a great deal from the class and now have better technical skills as well as creative ability. Her and the course really helped me to overcome my weaknesses.
Reemâ??s demand for excellence kept me on my toes, and I grew as an artist because of it.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 4 (57%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
9. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
10. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I appreciated the emails in the beginning of the semester when she would remind us of what was due the following day or what materials we needed for the next class period. I would have been better prepared for class had she kept up with emails.
There is not really Anything I would change.
KEEP GOING YOU ARE GREAT AS YOU ARE :D
clearly indicate instructions
Perhaps be a little more specific as to where students can purchase the various required materials.
i totally think that students should be allowed to use color in at least SOME of their pieces. its called self expression DUH!
Clarity needed on materials necessary for class - specify which cover paper is needed from the UH Manoa Bookstore.
I have really no critiques as to her teaching style and methods, because what she did worked and I came out a better artist. One thing I would have liked to see though is her interpretation of some of the assignments we did in class. She always gives good demonstrations, but a completed example of many assignments would be interesting to see from a student perspective.
Nothing. Reem should keep doing what sheâ??s doing, there should be more teachers like her.
14. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 5 (71%)
15. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
16. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (50%)
17. Other comments:
I really enjoyed this class even though it was extremely time-consuming. Reem is very knowledgable in Art and students respect and think highly of her. However, taking this class in a 16 credit schedule was so stressful and difficult for me. I think it was more than the anticipated 3 credit course I thought I registered for.
Your class was a he'll of a lot of fun .
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Reem was a very strict and demanding instructor and made sure that you knew you needed to put in the effort and hard work needed to improve your skills. This has by far been one of my most demanding and challenging classes yet, however I feel that at the same time it has been my most giving class here at UH. Thanks Reem
i learned a lot in this class. I don't look at anything the same anymore
I can honestly say that despite how challenging this course was at times, standing up drawing for three hours each class and spending three hours a week on homework, I feel that it was worth it in the end. Reem was able to push me to further my drawing abilities. Simply put, I learned how to be a better drawer. Looking back on all the work and effort I can see how that all has helped me to progress as an artist.
I think that Reem was a great teacher! Super hard core but she made everyone learn what needed to be taught. She's pretty nice once you get to know her and get over the fear of not being able to pass her class, or the fact that she wears all black! I really liked the class especially when we started doing interesting still lives! Reem has issues with students that act like her daughter because she is in fear that they are superior to her, that is the reason she snapped at me in class the other day. that's all i have to say :) sincerely, (your secretly favorite student, although you will never admit it!) Sarah Goldner!
I would definitely recommend Reem's class to a friend or anyone interested in taking an introduction to 2-dimensional art class to further their abilities as an artist. She has high expectations but with a good effort, this class is passable. Reem is always helpful during class, giving pointers of how to make the composition of the piece more sound. She also gives compliments to the student when work meets or exceeds expectations.
I would HIGHLY recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their ability as an artist technically as well as in other aspects. Even if they are not art majors, but are serious about doing art this class would be so beneficial. Not only did I come out of this class with much stronger skills, but I gained things that translate into everyday life, such as patience, risk taking, better work ethics, and more. I can honestly say this was one of my favorite classes I have ever taken throughout my entire education, despite having spent exhausting, countless hours on work. It is what made the whole thing pay off in the end.
Of all the teachers I have come across during my college career thus far, Reem stands out as the most passionate. It is clear that she cares deeply about her responsibilities as a teacher, and although her course was tough, I appreciated Reemâ??s dedication to push each student to draw to the absolute best of their abilities. This was the most challenging course I have ever takenâ?¦I spent a lot of this semester frustrated and in tears, but I am leaving this class with a better understanding of the concepts that were covered, and I have no doubt these concepts will help me immensely as I move forward towards my art-photography degree.

Reem Bassous: ART223, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Art and Art History
Course: ART 223 - Intermediate Painting Crn (Section): 70194 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
4. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
5. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
6. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The lectures, and movements. It really helped me learn the movements which is vital to find my place in the art world.
Having fun painting. haha
Learning reem's approach to painting was very valuable. All teachers, artists, and non-artists will have different views and oppinions about art, and it is good to see different points of view. Reemerge challenged all of us in the process of making a painting and whe tried to make us see things we didn't see before.
Reem is highly skilled in teaching painting in a way that is easy to understand and allows the student to develop a personal style. In one semester she presented 10 years worth of painting skills, color mixing and paint handling. Amazing class!!
Everything the professor had to say was invaluable.
I appreciated the fact that Reem helps us individually and asks questions so that we can better understand what she is trying to teach. The constant explanations of why something works and does not work was also very helpful and valuable.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
9. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
10. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
11. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
12. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
More deep life lessons.
Give her alot of money so she can fly her classes to a really good museum in the mainland.
I appreciated the art history slide shows, but alot of the early content I saw in survey of global art history and I thought it was a waste of time. Reem also only likes certain art works and calls everything else trash, which I think can be harsh and sometimes discouraging.
Reem Bassous is an excellent professor. I've learned so much. I have no suggestions for improvement.
14. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
15. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
16. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
17. Other comments:
More fieldtrips.
Yup she cool mon. =)
The best educational experience at UH
Absolutely loved the class. Reem is a very good teacher, you can tell that she loves that she does and she's good at it. I wouldn't want to take this class from any other teacher. I'm really glad that I was able to have Reem as a teacher.
Professor Bassous is the best professor in the UH Manoa Art Department. I've learned so much from her. She is very encouraging and supportive to her students. She articulates well the ideas, concepts, and methods of artistry necessary for developing artists. She has gone beyond teaching simple ideas. Professor Bassous makes students really think about the purpose of art, concepts, color, marks and so much more- that which are essential to understand (as an artist and even in life). At the end of the class- it was obvious that all students had improved tremendously because of Professor Bassous. Of all the classes i've taken and the professors I've learned from- Professor Bassous has made an impact on my art career and life. The only concern I do have- is that Professor Bassous does not teach beyond the intermediate level- and I would prefer Advanced/Upper level courses from Bassous than most professors at the UH Manoa Art Department. Her style and method to teaching is highly interactive. She is available- and more than willing to help students understand fully the importance to techniques, compositions, colors etc. I am truly very thankful for taking this class from Bassous. She has helped me- and I have taken away knowledge, experience, skill. Because of Bassous' opinions and thoughts- I feel as though I've been changed for the better as an artist and as a human being.
I respect Reem as an instructor because she is passionate about what she is does.