ART 2500C PAINTING I
PREREQUISITE: ART 1300C Drawing I
This is an introductory course that covers basic painting techniques with an emphasis on classic and contemporary applications of oil and acrylic media . Topics include the use of composition, color, texture, form and value through still life, landscape, portrait, figure and old masters reproduction.
The objective of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to create paintings by using knowledge of pictorial composition and knowledge of materials, tools and techniques used in acrylic and/or oil painting media. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to select and prepare a suitable support for painting in oil or acrylic, be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in the use of materials and tools employed in acrylic and oil painting, be able to select and apply direct or indirect painting methods suitable for their painting, be able to identify a variety of painting styles and typical subjects and be able to incorporate them into their work, be able to identify and incorporate the elements and principles of design, monocular devices that affect composition into their work, and be able to identify the emotional or subjective content and incorporate it into their work.
ART 2501C PAINTING II
PREREQUISITE: ART 2500C Painting I
This course emphasizes the development of a personal and creative use of painting media through an exploration of contemporary imagery . Students will pursue personal imagery or select eight options from contemporary art movements .
The objective of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to understand the dynamics of the successful completion of a painting through a variety of painting techniques, principles theories and history. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to solve a series of problems to make them aware of the techniques to produce a strong focal point, be able to select an effective color scheme with awareness of various palette types and color relationships/harmonies, be able to solve a series of problems designed to raise awareness of the creative possibilities of value and intensity, be able to solve a series of problems designed to raise awareness of spatial possibilities on the canvas, be able to solve a series of problems created to raise awareness of the impact of transparent glazes for shadows and opaque highlights, and be able to solve a series of problems raising awareness of the possibilities of various painting techniques, compositional devices, and color schemes in order to create a desired artistic statement.
ART 2903C INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PAINTING
PREREQUISITE: ART 2500 Painting I
This course is designed to establish a framework for further self-learning in various areas of painting, for the advanced student. The student will shape the course to fit their needs by planning activities and preparing a contract with an art faculty member. The contract will specifically outline a specific project, or a particular set of goals and requirements that the student wishes to achieve. The contract must be satisfactorily completed and reviewed by the assigned faculty member. May be taken four times for credit.
The objective of this course is to allow advanced students to work independently with limited supervision in order to fulfill the designed contract/develop sufficient skills in the particular medium to enable them to complete the contracted goals/increase awareness
of the technical aspects of the chosen medium and its techniques/ produced a finished project or portfolio which explores the outlined
requirements of the contract