PAINTING (Art 2313)
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Painting, 3 hours credit. Painting courses exploring the principles, techniques,
media and creative potential of painting. Laboratory 9 hours per week. May be
repeated for credit under a different subtitle.
- To explore the basic materials, tools, techniques and processes of painting.
- To investigate techniques and processes with oils, acrylics and watercolor.
- To carry over important drawing insights to visualizations in paint.
- To explore the elements of line, shape, value, texture, and color with various
techniques and concepts.
- To know and utilize techniques in dividing the picture plane compositional
- To explore media concepts through painting exercises.
- To represent through various media realistic subject matter (still life)
and abstract imagery.
- To know the process of research and access information regarding various
painters - contemporary and from the history of art through websites on the
Internet. - (Computer Lab in art building)
- To know how to communicate (visual and verbal articulation).
- To know how to analyze and critique a work of art (formal analysis).
- To be able to apply a variety of mixed media techniques in the painting
- To know the major art movements and be able to associate painting techniques
with individual artists (painters).
The Artist's Handbook by Ray Smith, Knopf Publishers
Optional Resource books:
Techniques of the Great Masters of Art, Chartwell Books, Inc.
The Complete Painting Course, edited by Ian Simpson, Running Press
Acrylics Bold and New,by Nicholas Roukes
Painting without a Brush, by David Ferry
- Keep a journal / notebook / sketchbook to document each class session. It
should include handouts, assignments, daily notes, and observations. A black
three-ring binder with top loading inserts is required as well as a painting
- Attend class each painting session and be involved in the objectives of
the course. Your day to day response and participation in this course is essential
to your learning and progress. You will learn from each other and from the
- PAINT EVERY DAY. Paint in the studio during designated class time, conduct
effective research on other days, and paint outside of class.
- OUT OF CLASS STUDIO TIME IS REQUIRED. It will be necessary for you to paint
in the studio outside of class time weekly to adequately progress on individual
still life compositions, etc. Do not underestimate the time it will take to
achieve a resolved work (especially in oils with drying time between painting
sessions a factor.) You may paint in the studio any time during the week.
The studio is open M & W 6:30 - 9:00.
- Research in art history: past and present resources relevant to this course.
Select an artist (painter) to research. Present your research in written form
(journal) and also verbally for a class presentation (with slides). You will
also create a work which emulates the style of your chosen artist (PARAPHRASE
A MASTERPIECE). The new computer lab will be great for this research.
- Complete all assigned painting assignments, participate in each class critique
and present a portfolio at the end of the semester.
OTHER AREAS OF EMPHASIS:
- Drawing skills in painting
- Underpainting techniques
- Supports and Grounds Media: Oil, Acrylic, Water Color, Dry Media and Mixed
- Painting Surfaces
- Color Theory and Painting
- Photography and Painting
- Still Life and Abstraction
- Mixed Media Combinations
- Content and Concept
- Design Fundamentals and Painting
- Technique and Craftsmanship
- Art History
Attendance is crucial to overall concept of this course of study and is required
at all scheduled demos, critiques, lectures, and studio /site labs. It is an
academic/studio situation and is more than "just" painting. It is hard to make
up class or group oriented experiences. An excused absence still requires equivalent
make-up. If you miss, you must arrange a equivalent experience for the time
missed. This is your responsibility. The most time you can make up is three
days without dropping points and/or a letter grade (depends upon your timing
within the semester. Discuss each situation with me for equivalent experience
/ time approval.
- student effort on each project
- entering skill level
- class participation and attitude
- demonstrated work ethic and discipline
- demonstrated willingness to explore and experiment with new media
- evolution during the semester of your progress and applied knowledge of