ART.-261 Painting I
Credits 3 / 6 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080 ; Minimum 2.0 in ART.-132 . Pre- or Co-Requisite: ART.-010 or ART.-011.
Introductory investigations of painting media and the various techniques and processes. Emphasis is placed on the development of a significant body of personal imagery derived from various sources.
● Visually demonstrate the development and improvement of painting skills and techniques. Acquiring, deepening, and mastering new skills and techniques while further strengthening existing ones.
● To verbally identify basic terms, techniques, and concepts related to painting. For students to be able to utilize art-related vocabulary to describe their own artistic strengths, shortcomings, and areas of artistic growth.
● Demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the use of Acrylic paints and mediums.
● Demonstrate the ability to create quality paintings using techniques, skills, and approaches associated with acrylic paints.
● Demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the use of Oil paint and Oil painting mediums.
● Demonstrate the ability to create quality paintings using techniques, skills, and approaches associated with Oil painting.
● Demonstrate the ability to build a quality painting support (canvas stretcher)
● Display the ability to properly stretch and prime (gesso) a canvas.
● Prepare canvases, panels, surfaces for paint
● Create paintings that demonstrate the proper execution and importance of traditional approaches to starting the painting process through traditional approaches such as using sketches, brainstorming, underpainting techniques, and a dark/light/halftone method.
● Demonstrate learning through the exploration of a variety of approaches, exercises, and techniques associated with painting.
● To begin produce and display works that exhibit the understanding and importance of high levels of craftsmanship, maturity, and professionalism. This understanding should be conveyed in daily work, critiques, and when on public display.
● Utilize exposure to contemporary and historical paintings and painting issues to create original, highly informed works.
● Apply the proper amount of time to art making that is associated with the course through self-direction and work ethic, resulting in observable progress and significant time use.
● Demonstrate the ability to mix colors in a way that allows the student to effectively communicate images, meaning, and content.
● Increase problem solving skills associated with an introductory-level Painting course.
● Begin developing visual communications skills through painting. Students will begin to use and consider subject matter, image choices, and color use to create works of art that are visually and conceptually interesting.