Marymount California University Library

AM 211: Asian Art & Architecture

Fundamentals of Art

Need a better understanding of art basics? A review of art basics? These tutorials and guides are for you.


Video Tutorials

Useful Glossaries

Image Guides for General Use and ARTstor


  • How to use ARTstor, a digital library, for which the library pays, is explained in the video tutorials below.  To download and use its images, you'll need to register and open an account. 

How to set up an account in ARTstor

How to Export to PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tutorials & Tips

         This tutorial is for use with PowerPoint 2010; see Method One

            for PCs or scroll down for Method Two for Macs. 

    Presentation Tips:

  • A PowerPoint presentation is a visual aid - summarize, don't narrate
  • The audience shouldn't spend a lot of time reading the screen
  • Keep it short and simple
  • Audience should be able to read and comprehend a slide in 10 seconds
  • Readability is key - use San Serif fonts, they're screen friendly
  • Decorative fonts are hard to read, also avoid intense colors
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